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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Ramon Rey Ardid
Barcelona (1929), Barcelona ESP, rd 7, Oct-02
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation (A31)  ·  1-0



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Mar-21-06  Whitehat1963: Is there a clear finish here, or just an insurmountable lead in development and a strangled position for black?
Mar-21-06  CapablancaFan: Cmon look at the space advantage Capa has. Black on the other hand is suffocating.
Mar-21-06  Whitehat1963: Agree, and as you can certainly see, I already said as much. But to resign just for that reason? Come on, let's let fans see a bit more, right? How do you think the next three to five moves would go?
Mar-21-06  setebos: Rey Ardid wisely decided to go to the tasca for some wine and tapas rather than suffer for a few more moves.
Mar-21-06  meloncio: I think Rey Ardid didn't like it long and unnecessary sufferings. Try R Rey-Ardid vs Alekhine, 1922 and Alekhine vs R Rey-Ardid, 1944
Mar-21-06  Green Bishop: 1929 was a great year for Capablanca. He played in five tournaments with the following results: Ramsgate, first place, Carlsbad, second place only half point behind Nimzowitsch, Budapest, first place, Barcelona, first place and Hastings (1929-30) first place.
Dec-20-09  piteira8: After the natural 21. ... Qc7, 22. 0-0, the threat Rf7 + can only be stopped by Nd6. But if 22. ... Nd6, then 23. Qe5 +, followed by Rf7. The N at d6 is pinned.
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  senojes: This is my first post here. In Caparros' book of all the games of Capablanca which I am working through, he has Ardid as white which made it look like Capablanca lost to a comparative unknown in only 21 moves! But playing through the game, it is obviously Capablanca who was white. I assume Ardid resigned out of courtesy to Capablanca because his position was hopeless and there was no good continuation.
Dec-30-09  TheFocus: <comparative unknown> Rey-Ardid was Spanish champion in 1930, 1933, 1935 and 1942. Was a companion to Alekhine in his final days.
Jul-18-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: Here is a possible finish:

21...Nf6 22. Bd3 a6 23. Rf1 Rg8 24. Rxf6 Kxf6 25. Qxh6 Nxe6 26. Nxg6 Ng5 27. Ke2 Rxg6 28. Rf1+ Ke5 29. Qh2+ Kd4 30. Qf4+ Ne4 31. Qxe4#

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