Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Salomon Flohr vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Moscow (1936), Moscow URS, rd 2, May-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower. Exchange Variation (D57)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 10 more Flohr/Capablanca games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If we are missing an important game, you can submit it (in PGN format) at our PGN Upload Utility.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-14-05  Calli: Capablanca plays a bad opening and has to give up the exchange. Then he blunders a pawn to 24.Bxg6! Somehow he draws anyway.

Capa later wrote "30.Rc7 would have immediately decisive"

Apr-14-05  RookFile: Just another example of Capa holding
a position another would have cracked in. He was the toughest to beat. (Not necessarily the best, although
you can say that. I'm just saying
the toughest to beat.)
Dec-07-08  paladin at large: This was a second round game in the 1936 Moscow tournament. Capa had drawn in the first round, so that plus this one show that he was not off to a fast start. He went undefeated and won the tournament with 8+ 0- 10=, a point ahead of Botvinnik.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mateo: 23...Re8? is hard to believe for such a player as Capablanca. I wonder how many times he blundered in his career?
Oct-13-15  Howard: Well, for starters, there was that famous game where he hung a piece on Move 9 at Carlsbad, 1929.

Interesting story as to how that happened....

Nov-20-16  RookFile: Played this over again. I still can't believe Capa held this. Flohr will killing him. Maybe Flohr burned up too much time figuring everything out.
Nov-14-17  Retireborn: The tournament book gives 37...Re4 as played, while another source (Soloviev/Chess Stars) give 37...Rd4 as here and even elaborate variations with Ke3 which are not possible with the rook on e4.

The tournament book says the last 15 moves were bashed out's of no real importance, but does anybody have a definitive view?

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Flohr vs Capablanca 1/2-1/2
from Chessgames are created by two artists !! by arielbekarov
Round Two
from Moscow 1936 by suenteus po 147
On the shoulders of giants
by ughaibu
Round Two
from Moscow 1936 by JoseTigranTalFischer
Flohr vs Capablanca 1/2-1/2
from Chessgames are created by two artists !! by rbaglini
Flohr vs Capablanca 1/2-1/2
from Chessgames are created by two artists !! by rbaglini
Round Two
from Moscow 1936 by igiene
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 38
by 0ZeR0

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC