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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Anthony Santasiere
Simul, 25b (1922) (exhibition), Marshall CC, New York, NY USA, Nov-29
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A33)  ·  1-0

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Dec-27-03  Lawrence: A sure win for Capa but Junior 8 reckons that if he had inverted moves 32 and 33 he would have had a Queen in no time. The way it is now Black can sacrifice his Rook for one of the pawns and get the other one with his King.
Sep-15-05  paladin at large: <Lawrence><The way it is now Black can sacrifice his Rook for one of the pawns and get the other one with his King. > Not really. The win is in the bag no matter what happens and Capa typically stuffs counterplay before proceeding. If Rxb6, c x b6 and the white king moves up the a- file like pac man and the white knight can help, too.

Sep-15-05  Averageguy: Capablanca and rubinstein in my opinion probably played more beautiful endgames than anyone else.
Sep-15-05  paladin at large: Hooper & Brandreth comment about this game:

"Santasiere, who later became one of the foremost players of the USA, was at this time seventeen years old, and already showing considerable promise. Up to a point he defends very well against Capablanca's new move 6. Ndb5, a move which is now credited to Najdorf, who first played it in 1953!"

Sep-15-05  who: "Like pacman" I like that.
Aug-30-08  zanza: Superb game by Capablanca. Magistrale.
May-23-09  Abracadabra888: My first game on this site and what a superb assault by Capablanca's pawns. I don't know how really but it seemed as though there was nothing Black could do about it. Beautiful. Thanks Chessgames.com
May-23-09  jackpawn: <Abracadabra888> Welcome, Abra.

This is a beautiful Capa game. So many of his games were so 'clean'. Makes me think I need to make a special effort to study his games again.

May-24-09  visayanbraindoctor: Another <beautiful Capa game>. Again he makes a series of moves that makes his opponent look hapless (and Santasiere was one of the strongest American players pre-WW2); the game look flowingly simple; and himself as though he were playing effortlessly. This style causes many to underestimate Capablanca. In contrast, the masters of his time were amazed at his strength, including World Champions Lasker and Alekhine who had to face him OTB; and later World Champions such as Fischer and Anand have made no secret for their admiration for Capa's play.
Feb-02-10  maxi: Hmm, let’s see. In move 23 he sacrifices the a Pawn so that next move he can sacrifice the exchange so that on move 30 he can sacrifice the other exchange. This way gets a position where it is not possible to stop a White Pawn from promoting. Yes, chess is a rather straightforward game.
Feb-02-10  ughaibu: What was the event?
Jun-20-12  Wyatt Gwyon: It's probably a patzer-ish question, but I'd love to know how long Capa pondered his 23rd move. I'd wager he saw it through to the end.
Aug-03-15  Old Chess: New York, 29 de Novembro de 1922.

Simultânea de Capablanca no Marshall Chess Club, contra 25 tabuleiros. (+21 =4 -0) Empataram: Mario Schroeder, R. J. de Golier, Walter Malowan e H. Kabatsky.

Fonte: "American Chess Bulletin", Dezembro de 1922, pág. 180.

Dec-17-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in New York, New York on November 29, 1922.

Capablanca scored +21=4-0.

Jun-16-19
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  Phony Benoni: Possible score error: after <2.h3>


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American Chess Bulletin (December 1922, p. 179) gives <22...Kf8> rather than <22...Rf8>.

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