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Andre Lilienthal vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Moscow (1936), Moscow URS, rd 17, Jun-05
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Benzol: "In this game I saw not only four knights but also two donkeys" - Nikolai Krylenko.
Aug-16-05  Calli: Hmm? Didn't like short draws or did Nikolai expect Lilienthal to "help" Botvinnik a bit more?
Jan-31-11  paladin at large: <Calli> Hmm? Didn't like short draws or did Nikolai expect Lilienthal to "help" Botvinnik a bit more?>

I think you put your finger on it. This was the next to last round and Capa had just drawn with Botvinnik and was holding first place. In his annotation, Capa commented that he felt his first four moves were the best. He added that if white wishes to draw in this opening, as evident here, it is very risky for black to try to change the course of the game. In view of his tournament standing, Capa opted for the safe course.

Capa beat Eliskases in the last round and won the tournament by a point over Botvinnik.

Feb-02-18  Olavi: A pre-arranged draw, according to Lilienthal (Interview New in Chess 1996/5). Krylenko was referring to that.

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