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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Oscar Chajes
New York (1918), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Oct-26
French Defense: Classical. Swiss Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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Aug-31-09  tayer: This is the only victory of Capablanca in this database that has no comments. I liked how his king joined the attack.
Dec-14-12  ghardy1988: The interest of this game centres mainly on the opening and on the march of the White King during the final stage of the game. It is an instance of the King becoming a fighting piece, even while the Queens are still on the board. - Capablanca
Nov-22-14  gmelfranco: interesante la maniobra del rey -- muy bien jugado se ve que como sea quiere ganar Capa!!
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  mifralu: <Before play started, announcement was made by Hermann Helms, the umpire, that a special prize of $25 had been offered through the tournament committee of the club for the winner of the game between Capablanca and Chajes, with the proviso that, in the event of a draw, the prize should go to Chajes.>

Was it common to offer prizes <during> a tournament?

<The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 27 October 1918, Page 37>

Dec-16-18  sudoplatov: Why sac the Pawn on move 12? Black's position seems already worse (typical when playing Capablanca) and 12...h5 seems necessary.
Dec-16-18  sudoplatov: Going back through Chess365's lines, it seems that 9....h6 is already questionable. As in Spielmann's in the Rubinstein variation, 9...Qd5 seems better. After the text Capablanca's line with Qe4 score 1005 (two games though) in the database,

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