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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams
Simul, 23b (1909) (exhibition), Washington, DC USA, Jan-06
Three Knights Opening: General (C46)  ·  1-0



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  Gypsy: <CapablancaFan: ... 7.c6? Um...8.Nc7+. >

Nope: 7...c6! 8.Nc7? Kd8! and Black wins.

Sep-20-06  CapablancaFan: <Gypsy>Ok. :-)
Sep-20-06  Calli: 7...c6 8.Nc7 Kd8 9.Bg5!! wins the exchange since after ...Qxg5 10.Nxa8 White can save the knight, I think.
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  Gypsy: <Calli> Win lose or draw, the 9.Bg5 is just brilliant!
Apr-05-08  D.Observer: Anyway, why did he move <that knight>?
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  chancho: This game is included in Rogelio Capparo's book on Capablanca's games,(informal section) so whether it's a duplicate, I can't say.
Aug-19-08  ughaibu: Calli or someone: did Capablanca play this? I remember it in a book of Euwe's as Reti vs A Dunkelblum, 1914
Aug-19-08  Karpova: <Réti v Dunkelblum (miniature anticipated by Capablanca v Adams) KCK 64>
Aug-20-08  ughaibu: Okay, thanks.
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  GrahamClayton: This game was played as part of a simultaneous exhibition in Washington on the 6th of January 1909.
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  GrahamClayton: Source: CN 1992 Edward Winter, "Kings, Commoners & Knaves", Russell Enterprises, 1999
Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: Go Capablanca!
Dec-16-11  erniecohen: Black finished 4th in the NY state championship, which makes this a little hard to believe.
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  SteinitzLives: Oh well, we have all seen king-size blunders before, this was Adams.
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  Penguincw: Um. How did black overlook that?
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  MissScarlett: If this was indeed <E.B. Adams>, it's very likely the Washington-based Edward Beckley Adams. However, when news of the simul appeared in <The Brooklyn Eagle> on the following day, 7th January 1909, the reporter, presumably Helms, identified the loser as <D.H. Adams, champion of the Washington Chess and Checkers Club>.
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  Phony Benoni: <MissScarlet> The "Washington Star", January 10, 1909, identifies him as <" champion Vice President E. B. Adams.">

See near bottom of the second paragraph. So undoubtedly the Washington-based E. B. Adams.

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  MissScarlett: Thanks. I now surmise the <Brooklyn Eagle> reporter wasn't Helms. All that's left is to determine who played in this game:

Lasker vs E B Adams, 1901

Beckley was a native of Baltimore, which again suggests the game is misattributed.

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  fredthebear: The Games of Jose Raul Capablanca by Rogelio Caparrós

Publisher‏: ‎ Caissa Editions (January 1, 1991) Language: ‎ English
ISBN-10: ‎ 0939433125
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0939433124

A Spanish edition is available, but I'm not sure who the publisher is.

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  fredthebear: BTW, seeking to improve by 7.Nd5? would get hit by the discovery 7...Nf3+ and the White queen is lost.
Dec-23-22  Sally Simpson: Hi Perfidious,

Freddy may have saved someone an embarrassing loss. I looked at the RHP database and 18 players have played 7.Nd5 here.

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  perfidious: <Geoff>, never had this position--so I am not one of those unfortunate parties!
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: After 7..c6, The Computer prefers 8 Nd6+.

+4.21 (35 ply) 7...c6 8.Nd6+ Ke7 9.Nf5+ Kf8 10.Qb4+ d6 11.Nxd6 b6 12.f4 c5 13.fxe5 Qxd6 14.exd6 cxb4 15.Bc4 Be6 16.Bxe6 fxe6 17.O-O+ Ke8 18.e5 h5 19.Bg5 Nh6 20.Rad1 Kd7 21.Bxh6 gxh6 22.Rf7+ Kd8 23.Rd2 a5 24.Re7 Re8 25.Rh7 Rf8 26.Rxh6 Kd7 27.Rh7+ Kd8 28.h4 Rc8 29.Re7 Rc5 30.Rxe6 Rf5 31.Re2 Rd5 32.Kh2

I'm guessing that 8..Kd8 loses after 9 Qxe5.

Dec-24-22  Sally Simpson: Hi Perfidious and Fred the bear.

I wish you two would make up. I hate it when I appear to be taking sides. You probably fell out over some daft comment made in the Rogoff thread. What it said there should stay there.

Merry Christmas to both of you.

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  Messiah: It seems tons of kibitzes were deleted here.
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