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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Valentin Marin y Llovet
Simul, 32b (1920) (exhibition), Barcelona ESP, Feb-20
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-26-04  Sure, it's a simul, but to beat Capablanca with black is always an impressive achievement!
Aug-08-08  and a wipin' it was!
Dec-13-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Barcelona, Spain on February 20, 1920.

Capablanca scored +27=2-3.

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  offramp: At move 13

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White has a very good position. He has ♗♗v♘♘, and an open g-file.

But by move 19

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White has not done very much, but Black has made progress on the queenside.

By the time Black crashes through with

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26...Rxa2+, it is clear that White has murdered his spoil.

I think White had one of those positions where there were too many good plans available and Capa, in a simul, could not figure out which was the best.

In this position,

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he might have tried 15. Rdg1 a5 16. Rg2 Qa8 17. Rhg1 g6 18. h5 a4 19. Qc2,

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which looks very strong.

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