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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Jacob Bernstein
Rice CC Masters (1913), New York, NY USA, rd 12, Jul-08
Queen Pawn Game: Colle System (D04)  ·  1-0



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Apr-25-06  yunis: is that berstein who opposed capa participation in Sansebastian 1911???he he he
Sep-12-07  patzerboy: On 10...Ne4, Black may have seen the flurry of exchanges which would follow, counting on the opposite color bishops and reduced material to hold the game, but he surely misjudged the resulting position: one which left White with a pawn steamroller on the queenside. You can be sure Capa saw it. I hope he remembered his manners and told Bernstein, "Thank you!"
Feb-23-08  Alphastar: <yunis> No, this is a different Bernstein. The Bernstein who opposed Capablanca's participation in San Sebastian 1911 is Ossip Bernstein.
Aug-20-11  Phony Benoni: Clock times, from the <Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, July 9, 1913:

Capablanca: 17 minutes
Bernstein: 1 hour, 10 minutes

(Time control was 30/2).

May-10-15  TheFocus: <Excellent! I will still be in time for the ballet!> - (upon defeating Ossip Bernstein in the famous 29 move exhibition game played in Moscow in 1914, before setting off to the Bolshoi Theatre in horse-drawn carriage) - Jose Capablanca.
Jun-06-15  1 2 3 4: <Phony Benoni> how's that even possible?
Jun-06-15  Phony Benoni: <1 2 3 4> Early in his career, Capablanca did stuff like that. Granted that 29 moves in 17 minutes would be exceptionally fast, even for him.
Jun-10-15  TheFocus: This is match game one of a two-game match. It was played in Moscow, Russia on February 4, 1914.

Capablanca won one game and drew the second.

Nov-18-18  AlbertoDominguez: TheFocus is incorrect. The match in Moscow 1914 was against OSSIP Bernstein. This is a game against JACOB Berntein in a New York 1913 tournament.

However, I believe there is an error in the date. Khalifman's edition of Capa's games shows this as round 3 on 7/8/1913 rather than round 12 as indicated here.

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  MissScarlett: <However, I believe there is an error in the date. Khalifman's edition of Capa's games shows this as round 3 on 7/8/1913 rather than round 12 as indicated here.>

<7/8/13> signifies July 8th, so I assume you mean the round number alone is in error.

If you check out Game Collection: Rice CC Summer Masters Tourn. (New York 1913), you'll see that Capablanca's schedule differed from the official one. Hence, whilst this was his third game, it wasn't from the third round.


The basis for numbering this round 12 eludes me.

Dec-12-20  Stolzenberg: <AlbertoDominguez: However, I believe there is an error in the date.> Some of Capablanca's games in this tournament were played prior than scheduled, this one was one of them. Although it was scheduled as round 12, it was indeed played on July 8th, while round 3 was officially played the next day (see Capablanca vs Adair in this database). <MissScarlett: The basis for numbering this round 12 eludes me.> This tournament started with 14 players, so 13 rounds were scheduled. During the tournament, 2 players withdrew from it, their results were cancelled, so only 11 rounds were counted.
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  woldsmandriffield: Delayed response to @yunis - no, it was Ossis Bernstein who played at San Sebastián in 1911
Dec-13-20  Stolzenberg: <MissScarlett: The basis for numbering this round 12 eludes me.> and <Stolzenberg: During the tournament, 2 players withdrew from it, their results were cancelled, so only 11 rounds were counted.> Ooops, I just discovered, that I was mistaken. In a meeting before round 5, the remaining players decided to score all the games of the 2 players who had withdrawn as losses, which meant 2 points for every remaining player, even if these games were never played. So 13 rounds were counted! However, Golombek in his book "Capablanca's Hundred Best Games Of Chess" presented a pairing table with those 12 players who finished the tournament, meaning 11 results of every player. Doing so, he avoided to mention results of games never played. Here are the games scheduled to round 12:
Grommer vs Tennenwurzel
Philips vs Duras
Chajes vs Kupchik
Marder vs Beynon
Capablanca vs Bernstein
Adair vs Beihoff (game wasn't played)
Black vs Stapfer (game wasn't played)

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