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Jose Raul Capablanca vs George H Walcott
New York Masters (1911), New York, NY USA, rd 10, Jan-31
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1-0

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Jan-21-06  RankAndFile: Interesting. 35...d5 is forced because if not 36. Nb4! traps the rook. Unfourtunately, black could'nt both protect his rook AND the e6 pawn after which when it falls so does black's defense.
Mar-24-06  CapablancaFan: <RankAndFile><Interesting. 35...d5 is forced because if not 36. Nb4! traps the rook. Unfourtunately, black could'nt both protect his rook AND the e6 pawn after which when it falls so does black's defense.> Yeah you're right. It's amazing how Capa can induce weaknesses like this. Indeed ...35.d5 must have left a bad taste in Walcott's mouth, but he had to pick his poison, save his rook or let the d5 pawn fall. His being a piece down also didn't help.
May-20-06  Seethamraju: I think White must have been lucky for Capablanca.He has more wins with white and more losses with black.
May-20-06  offramp: <Seethamraju: I think White must have been lucky for Capablanca.He has more wins with white and more losses with black.> Curiously, white seems to be the lucky colour of many leading masters. Even the great Zoltan Almasi had more wins with white and more losses with black.

Weird, uncanny, sauve-qui-peut, Twilight Zone stuff indeed!

Apr-02-07
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  beatgiant: How about 27...Rc6 to escape with the rook by playing ...a5/Ra6 or ...b5/Rb6. Of course, Black has only two pawns for a piece, but on the other hand, White's kingside is overextended. In that case, it would be much harder for White to win.
Jun-24-07  myteacher34: 24..Rxf4 is wrong.24..exf6 will be better and so black don't lose his figure
Aug-04-16
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  Mateo: 14...Qd7?? was a huge mistake. Capablanca won against some weak players in this tournament.

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