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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Moscow (1936), Moscow URS, rd 16, Jun-04
Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Variation (A95)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-29-05  RookFile: 41. Bxa4 is interesting. 41... Ra8
is out because 42. Bxb3 is check.
So, 41.... Bxa4 instead, 42. Rxa4.

Now, 42.... Rb1+ 43. Kf2 Rc2+ 44. Kg3 Rg1+ 45. Kh4 Rxh2+ 46. Kg5 and white apparently has a mating attack on black, with his king quite safe.

But, more sober analysis comes up with
42.... Rb2 43. Ra1 Rcc2, and black
has a 'can't lose' position.

Dec-07-08  HelaNubo: To CG: There must be somewhere a Botvinnik-Capablanca game played in Moscow in 1936, as documented by this picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:... with Capablanca on the black side. It is not to find in the database.
Dec-07-08
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  Benzol: <HelaNubo> Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1936
Feb-01-11  paladin at large: According to Winter, in Capa's annotation in the Russian tournament book, Capa called his 37th move a mistake which threw away the win. "White should have played 37. Qd4 Rc4 38. Qd1 Qxe3+ 39. Kh1 Rac8 (39...Re8 40. Rxe6 Rxe6 41. Qd8+ and wins) 40. Rxe6! Rc1 41. Re8+ Kf7 42. Rxc8 Rxd1+ 43. Rxd1 and wins."
May-26-15
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  Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
May-26-15  TheFocus: <Tabanus> Great! Now we have photos from both games at Moscow!

Thanks for sharing the many photos that you have been posting.

May-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <TheFocus> Thanks! I hope the Croatians will love me for this.
May-26-15  JimNorCal: What is the object at Botvinnik's left hand in the 2nd photo?
Dec-24-15  capanegra: <Tabanus> Judging the position of the pieces, I beleive the picture you posted doesn't belong to this game, but to Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1935
Dec-24-15  zanzibar: Botvinnik looks younger in <Tab>'s photo than in the wiki photo ref'ed by <HelaNubo>.

But to my eye it's more than just one year younger.

Dec-25-15
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  Everett: <Feb-01-11 paladin at large: According to Winter, in Capa's annotation in the Russian tournament book, Capa called his 37th move a mistake which threw away the win. "White should have played 37. Qd4 Rc4 38. Qd1 Qxe3+ 39. Kh1 Rac8 (39...Re8 40. Rxe6 Rxe6 41. Qd8+ and wins) 40. Rxe6! Rc1 41. Re8+ Kf7 42. Rxc8 Rxd1+ 43. Rxd1 and wins.">

Interesting. Anything wrong with play as in the game, yet following up with <39.Bh3>, or, a little slower <40.Bd7>? Giving his K space and attacking Black's f-pawn looks like a solid + for Capa here.

Dec-26-15  Retireborn: <Everett> Houdini agrees with your recommendations; it seems that it's 40.g4 which finally dissipates White's advantage.
Dec-27-15
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  Everett: <Dec-26-15 Retireborn: <Everett> Houdini agrees with your recommendations; it seems that it's 40.g4 which finally dissipates White's advantage.>

Well that's good to hear! Just following up, I don't see how Black holds the position after <39.Bh3 g6 40.e4>

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