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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Edgar Colle
Hastings (1930/31), Hastings ENG, rd 1, Dec-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  1-0



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Jan-20-04  Lawrence: eval +4.4 (Junior 8) This was the Hastings Tournament where Capa's loss to Sultan Khan deprived him of the no. 1 spot. Euwe lost to Vera Menchik but had 2 draws to Capa's 3.)
Aug-28-04  Whitehat1963: I don't understand the combination that begins with 18. Rxd7. Why doesn't Colle just move his rook after 19. Bxg7? Whatever the reasons, I suspect this combination was the key to the win.
Aug-28-04  maoam: <Whitehat1963> If the rook moves to, for example, c8 then 19...♖c8 20.♘e5 ♘xe5 21.♕xe5 followed by ♗xh6 threatening mate with ♕g7.
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  Chessical: <Whitehat1963> After <19...Rfd8> 20.Ne5 Nxe5 21.Qxe5 f5 22.Bxh6, Black's position is even worse than in the game.
Aug-28-04  Whitehat1963: Thanks, <maoam> and <Chessical>. There's no way I'd have seen that.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Sánchez's biography of Capa notes at the end of this game (p. 381):

This brings to memory the question Botivnnik used to pose to his young sudents about a position where the Cuban master had a one-pawn advantage: “What did Capablanca do to win the game?” Seeing his students hesitate, Botvinnik would answer his own question: “He won another pawn.”

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