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Alexander Alekhine vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 18, Oct-20
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Alekhine Variation (D67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-28-04  ArturoRivera: Move 13 (13.-Qba+) was just another prube of how selfconfident Capa was on his ability on the endgame, as Karpov in his book "conversations with Anatoly Karpov" said: "No one has reached perfection, but Capablanca almost touched it! However it amaze me that Alekhine Activated his king so far triying to lead to a quiere slow endgame and going into Capa's territorie, but as Kasparov said "When Alekhine beated Capablanca in that legendary match, his ability on the endgame was almost as good as his opponent"
May-06-07  goldenbear: Again, Alekhine tries to play for e4; he just doesn't understand that this is mistaken. Capa stands significantly better in the final position. 14.Nxd2 is correct, with the idea of a minority attack.
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  beatgiant: <goldenbear>
<Capa stands significantly better in the final position.>

It looks close to a dead draw to me. Can you describe how Black can play for a win here?

May-06-07  goldenbear: Obviously, Black can't push for a win in truth. But, based on a match strategy, he should make Alekhine play it out. He has a 'real' theoretical advantage.
May-07-07  Plato: <goldenbear: Again, Alekhine tries to play for e4; he just doesn't understand that this is mistaken>

I'm afraid you just don't understand that it is absolutely correct. And it was just as correct in round 30 (my explanation is there).

<Capa stands significantly better in the final position>

The final position is just a dead draw. Nobody stands better in the final position, let alone "significantly better."

<14.Nxd2 is correct, with the idea of a minority attack.>

No, 14.Kxd2 was the correct move, with the idea of connecting the rooks and (specifically) maintaining a more active position for the knight by keeping an eye the e5 square. After 14.Nxd2 Black can immediately answer with 14...e5, equalizing much more easily, whereas after 14.Kxd2 Black does not have that freeing move.

May-09-07  M.D. Wilson: goldenbear: Drawn. Simple as that.
Mar-02-08  Knight13: <Capa stands significantly better in the final position.> Because White locked his pawns on the same color as his bishop?

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