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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Juan Corzo
Capablanca - Corzo (1901), Havana CUB, rd 7, Dec-03
Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Variation (A83)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-05-05  who: Did Capa miss a win somewhere? He seems to have the advantage throughout, and he's up pawn.
Aug-05-05  Calli: I don't think there is a win. Perhaps he could have prevented 17...Qg5+ which leads to an easy draw.
Aug-06-05  sibilare: I started with the end position and set the game for 45 mins a player and went out and did some errands. (used Hiarcs 9.60)

Instead of posting a long winded game... It came out as a draw... Opposite colour bishops.... White pawns on b3 and c2, white king on c6 and bishop on e4. Black had pawns on a5 and b4, king on c3 the bishop on d8. Black to move... Move #110....

Aug-06-05  Calli: <sibilare> The final position is not the question. I want to know if 17.Nf3 or 17.Nh3 help at all. Either stop Qg5.
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  beatgiant: <Calli>
<I want to know if 17.Nf3 or 17.Nh3 help at all.> And I think 16. Nf3 looks interesting too.
Aug-06-05  sibilare: I tried Hiarcs 9.60 and Fruit 2.1 and they both played 17. Rxh8, even Sigma chess played the same move. Don't think it will help at all... Like to analyze it some more... but heading out of town for a bit...
Aug-06-05  Calli: <beatgiant> something like 17.♘f3 ♗xg3 18.♖xh8 ♕xh8 19.♖f1 ♖g8 20.c3 is a nice position for White
Aug-17-05  sibilare: It looked kinda drawish with the pawns being kinda of a mirror image and bishops of the opposite colour. Tried Hiarcs 9.6 and Fruit 2.1 set to 45 mins a side. Forced white to play 17. Nf3 and both engines came up with a draw.
Aug-27-05  LeSwamp: A) 5...exf6 is the only move. Funny : 5...gxf6?? 6.Qh5#

B) 8...Be6?! appears dubious. I prefer 8...0-0 or 8...g6 with idea of 0-0.

C) 12...f4?!/?. At best, this move is dubious and probably worst than that! One could think of 12...Bf4+ 13.Kb1 Re8! White small advantage ; or 12...Re8 immediately, with a very interesting position, in which White could be better.

D) Around move 20, White had a clear advantage. 23.Ke2?! may be the problem. Better seem : 23.Nf7 Rg7 (23...Ne6 24.c4 with a clear advantage for White) 24.Nxd6 Kxd6 25.c4 White clear advantage according to Fritz 7 ; also, 23.c4 seems to maintain White's clear advantage ; 23.a3 also let White with a clear advantage. But a clear advantage is not enough to win anyway.

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