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Samuel D Factor vs Norman Tweed Whitaker
22nd Western Championship (1921), Cleveland, OH USA, rd 3, Oct-06
Spanish Game: Closed. Balla Variation (C88)  ·  0-1



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  wordfunph: Factor - Whitaker

after 17...c4

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18.h3? uh...ohhh


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  Phony Benoni: Oh, come now. 18.h3 isn't that bad a move. How bad could it be if Capablanca played it?

Capablanca vs C Piccardt, 1920

Capablanca had another bad experience with this line in Capablanca vs P W Sergeant, 1913.

Whitaker must not have known of the previous games, since he entered this one for the brilliancy prize.

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  Phony Benoni: The Cleve Plain Dealer (October 7, 1921) notes that this game lasted all of 35 minutes. It also describes the fiasco as "...a trap comparatively new", so maybe Whitaker knew what he was getting into after all.
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  MissScarlett: Whitaker may well have known of the Capa game (it had been in the <BCM>), and, in Factor, he knew a sucker when he saw one.

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