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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Holman Linnell Brooke
Simul, 40b (1919) (exhibition), Bradford ENG, Oct-07
Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional Variation (D30)  ·  1-0

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Oct-17-12
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  GrahamClayton: Nice tactic by Capablanca to break the apparent pin of the Queen - 29...♕xf7 30.♕xg5
Oct-17-12  ELCABALLO238: Black should have played 4.... h6 5.Bh4 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 dxc4 and the gambit pawn can be held.[O.Duras 1912]
Nov-20-14
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  MissScarlett: <I intended 27...Bd5, and awaited Capablanca's return, but just before he again reached my board I took a second and fatal look, and was ensnared by the prospect of trapping the white queen. For such a childish idea I afterwards apologised, for it was idiotic that he, of all men, would permit that. He, of course, was highly amused, and, in fact, so was I.> Quoted in Winter's <Capablanca>.
Jan-20-15  Tomlinsky: In the finale, Capa missed an immediate win using the very same tactic he used a little later with 26.Nf7+! Meanwhile, instead of 27... Bxg4 his opponent had the respoonse 27... Bd5! followed by 28... Re1+ when Capa has questions to answer.
May-06-15  Blind Pigs: <Jan-20-15 Tomlinsky: In the finale, Capa missed an immediate win using the very same tactic he used a little later with 26.Nf7+! >

Very true, Tomlinsky, but with the irresistable pawn bait on g4 he also nets a B in addition to the exchange. Trappy style play, but it's a simul so why shouldn't Capa get to have a little fun?

Nov-23-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Bradford, England on October 7, 1919.

Capablanca scored +35=2-3.

Nov-07-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: Well-spotted, Tomlinsky!

Maybe it is not so strange that Capablanca missed the winning move the first time, as he often won with a stunning move after setting a trap into which his opponent would fall.

That was what happened the second time.

Nov-07-19
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  keypusher: < N.O.F. NAJDORF: Well-spotted, Tomlinsky! Maybe it is not so strange that Capablanca missed the winning move the first time, as he often won with a stunning move after setting a trap into which his opponent would fall.

That was what happened the second time.>

Agree, well spotted. It's also simpler than the similar combination Capa had pulled off just the year before.

Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918

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