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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Alexander Alekhine
Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 13, Oct-13
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Henneberger Variation (D63)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-17-06  Knight13: A game filled with logical and normal moves.
Nov-09-06  Chess Carnival: Yes you're right. Cold iron logic draw the game. Looking this way it seems so easy to draw with players like Alekhine and Capablanca.. Probably they were respecting each other, too much for venturing into something risky/uncommon. Indeed, logical world champ-match strategy.
Feb-26-12  The Curious Emblem: Seems to me like they were just going through the motions after move nineteen. Before that, Black fought hard to better his position while White built a thick iron wall and safely slept behind it.
Feb-26-12  RookFile: By the way, I'm sure everybody saw the cute trap 24. Rxc8 Rxc8 25. Qxb7 Rxc1 mate. I'm mildly surprised that Alekhine didn't prefer 25....Rd1+, not that Capa would drop his queen. after 26. Kh2 he would probably transposed back into the qame with 26..... Qxc6.
Aug-24-18  WorstPlayerEver: Again, a move like 8. a3 shows that Capa was overly impressed by his opponent; obviously he was not used to the role of underdog. 8. cd5 ed5 9. Bd3 seems more ambitious.

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Jan-17-23  Ninas Husband: Capa had lost the last two games, so I can't blame him for being cautious. Alek had won the last two games, so I can't blame him for looking to consolidate, especially playing Black. So, we wound up with a real snoozefest of a game. :(

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