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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Arnold Aurbach
Match (1914), Paris FRA, rd 1, Mar-20
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08)  ·  1-0



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Aug-24-05  Calli: After Aurbach defeated Capablanca in a private game, see A Aurbach vs Capablanca, 1913 , he got to engage in a two game match. Capa won both.

The annotations all recommend 12...Ne4 with an excellent game for Black.

Mar-16-10  jlsteward: Why did Aurbach resign?
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  tamar: 29 Rd7 is coming and if 28...Qe6 29 Rd8+
Mar-18-10  jlsteward: Why not a queen exchange after move #21?
Apr-18-10  jsteward: I think it's 29Rd7 if .......28Qe6 then 29Qxe7# followed by Rd8
Jun-09-11  nittanyamerica: Capa is too much
Nov-12-13  Cemoblanca: "These players had met over the board the day before, in the apartment of L. Tauber, a patron of the game. Capablanca had lost; in this exhibition game he seeks, and gets, his revenge."

From the book <The Unknown Capablanca> (Chapter 1 - The Tour of Europe).

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  kingscrusher: 13.Qd3 is just brilliant in my view - neutralising the situation after Black missed Ne4 earlier
Dec-12-22  James J. Henderson: This opening is extremely tricky. The computer tells us that 11.a3 was a mistake, and that after 11.Bg2 d3 12.e3 Bxd2+ 13.Nxd2 Nd4 14.Qa4+ c6 15.O-O Ne2+ 16.Kh1, White is much better, whereas after 11.a3 Bxd2+, if White plays 12.Nxd2 (apparently better than 12.Qxd2), then after 12...d3 13.e3 Rd8, the position is "equal." Very hard to see.

If Black finds 12...Ne4, a pretty continuation might be 13.Qc2 O-O-O 14.Rd1 d3 15.Rxd3 Rxd3 16.Qxd3 Rd8 17.Qb1 Qc5 18.e3 Qa5+ 19.Ke2 Qc3.

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