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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Manuel Golmayo De La Torriente
Barcelona (1929), Barcelona ESP, rd 3, Sep-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional Variation (D30)  ·  1-0



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Mar-29-04  JSYantiss: Nice game by Capablanca here.
Mar-29-04  meloncio: Well, it's not Capa's best game but it's new and is MY GAME. Yes, I have uploaded this game from an old spanish chess book written by Golmayo. If there is any mistake, mea culpa!
Mar-29-04  meloncio: Golmayo writes about the game: "Capa and I were friends, and after 38.Qd4, he told me 'If you exchange queens, I will offer draw'. I said 'No man, I want to see how you get to win this game', and then he replied smiling 'Well, you will see it'".

And about the end, he says "I still could play a long time, but for psychological reasons, I decided not to go on and resign" (??). I think the 'psychological reason' was the blunder 50. ... Qd7?, instead of 50. ... Be8.

Mar-29-04  Calli: <Meloncio> -thanks for the Golmayo account. Have this game in a database, but now can add a little commentary. Never realized that this player was related to Celso. Capablanca also played Rey Ardid in this tournament, I think.
Mar-29-04  Lawrence: Of the 14 rounds in Barcelona '29 Capa won 13 and tied one (Tartakower). Rey Ardid was present as were Colle, Menchik, and Yates. Source: "Chess Stars"

eval of this game +2.61, Junior 8

Mar-29-04  Kenkaku: Capablance wins here with a Pillsbury Attack setup.
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  kevin86: All of the rooks along the c-file reminds me of an even more brilliant Capa game (vs Bernstein). Thirteen and a half out of fourteen!! WOW!!!
Mar-29-04  meloncio: <Calli> <Lawrence> Dr. Ramón Rey Ardid (1903-1987) was psychiatrist and a reputable professor at the Zaragoza University. Though he was Spanish Chess Champion, 1930-1942, never was a professional player.
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  jaime gallegos: Thanks Mr.meloncio for your quotes and this game
Mar-29-04  meloncio: De nada, Sr. Gallegos. ;-))
Mar-29-04  ArturoRivera: I would like to make a question to our great chess comunity, i have been thinking, but my analize power does not lead me to the answer, perhaps some of you will now, but in move number 5, why capablanca post his Knight in d2 and not in the usual c3, beacause the knight in that position protects the pawn at c4, and why not to transpose it to the queens gambit in a more usual variation. Your help and comments will be welcome!
Mar-29-04  PAWNTOEFOUR: yeah,i think i learned a little more about the game playin over this one!!
Mar-29-04  Calli: <ArturoRivera> Capablanca played Nd2 several times. The idea is that if Black plays dxc4 then Nxc4 is an advantage for White. Objectively, Nd2 is not stronger than Nc3, but Capa used it as way getting his opponent out of the main lines.
Apr-03-04  ArturoRivera: <Calli> Thanks for your answer Calli, but in that case (dxc4) isnt bxc4 a greater deal activating right away the bishop with an active Knight posted on c3? Again your comments and advices will be realy welcome
Oct-30-05  Karpova: @ArturoRivera
The idea of nbd2 and nc4: is to place the knight on e5 where it exerts strong pressure.

there are some examples of black handling 6.nbd2 the wrong way:

Capablanca vs Janowski, 1918
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913
Capablanca vs Tylor, 1931

Oct-30-05  ahmadov: <Karpova:> eto ty mne napisala pismo?
Oct-30-05  offramp: After 1.e4 c5 Capablanca thought that 2.Ne2 was the strongest. Perhaps he is right!
Oct-31-05  Karpova: @ahmadov
Sorry, but i don't understand what you asked me.

It's strange that Capa made this move just two times though he had to face the Sicilian eight times.

Oct-31-05  ahmadov: Karpova: oops, sorry, I thought you speak Russian
Oct-31-05  offramp: < Karpova:offramp It's strange that Capa made this move just two times though he had to face the Sicilian eight times.> But he played it in 2 of his last three games against the Sicilian. He must have formed the opinion late in his career.
Oct-31-05  Karpova: especially since he lost two games against the sicilian defence and he scored 100% with 2.ne2 That's typical for capablanca
Oct-31-05  paladin at large: <karpova> ahmadov asked, if I am not mistaken, if you wrote or sent him a letter. (Such a bashful lad.)
Nov-01-05  ahmadov: <paladin at large: (Such a bashful lad.)> well, i received an anonymous letter about a chess player. Because we previously discussed that player with Karpova I thought she had sent that letter. I took it for granted that she speaks Russian because of her nickname. Bye the way, you are not mistaken and I give you the highest mark for your Russian ;))
Nov-02-05  paladin at large: <ahmadov> bolschoje cpassibo - and it seems like a good line, too - I tried it yesterday at the bus stop. I did not get the desired result but my delivery was probably faulty - delivery & timing are important in other things besides chess.
Mar-25-09  WhiteRook48: what explains 50...Qd7??

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