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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Carl Schlechter
San Sebastian (1911), San Sebastian ESP, rd 9, Mar-06
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-08-04  vonKrolock: Schlechter could have played more energetically 22...Rc4!; and R. Spielmann think that whith 28...gxf4 he had good winning chances... well, 29.Rh1!! is a wonderfull move that secures a draw... (the only game between Capa and S.)
Nov-06-04  offramp: We are all warned about putting pawns on the same colour sqares as our bishop, but in the final position Capablanca has a black-squared bishop and his 6 pawns on black squares.

He didn't want to do it, of course - he just got outplayed. But he wasn't outplayed enough!

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  Benzol: What a pity they only faced each other once. A match between them could have been very interesting.
Mar-14-09  Fanacas: I would bet on schlechter.
Jul-25-12  kjr63: Schlechter wanted to make his young opponent happy and gave him a draw. He was a nice guy.
Feb-09-14  Howard: Certainly never knew that Capa and
Schlecter only played each other once !
Nov-27-15  Whitehat1963: <Schlechter wanted to make his young opponent happy and gave him a draw.>


Nov-28-15  RookFile: You can sometimes survive a bad bishop vs. a good bishop. It's a knight vs. bad bishop that will kill the side with the bishop.
Nov-28-15  Retireborn: The score here matches Chessbase, whereas the Russian Chess Stars series (Soloviev etc) give the finish as 29.Rh2 f5 30.Rh4 Kg6 31.b4.

Does anybody have the tournament book, or a source to suggest which is correct?

Nov-28-15  TheFocus: The game score here matches the tournament book.

Chess Stars is incorrect.

Nov-28-15  Retireborn: <The Focus> Many thanks! That's good to know.
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  Penguincw: Honestly surprised this is their only meeting over the chessboard.
Aug-26-21  Knightmare07: Very sad that these 2 players only played 1 game between them
Apr-19-22  cappanegra: After 10 moves the position is even, but after 20 moves Schlechter is better, so we may say he played better the 11th-20th moves. After 30 moves, nevertheless, the advantage has disappeared, and we may say that Capablanca was able to level the position, what probably was his intention when he played his 21st-30th moves.
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  perfidious: <offramp: We are all warned about putting pawns on the same colour sqares as our bishop....>

In attack, such an arrangement is ineffectual, but when defending, it can be more suitable.

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