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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams
Simul, 23b (1909) (exhibition), Washington, DC USA, Jan-06
Three Knights Opening: General (C46)  ·  1-0



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  lostemperor: For the record: ppl, it wasn't me who insulted drukenknight. As you see I agree with him:)
Jun-22-03  drukenknight: You should be careful about admitting that, lstmpr. Around here, they might lock you up for admitting such a thing.
Oct-30-05  CowardlyKnight: The guy had to be drunk.
Oct-30-05  CapablancaFan: <CowardlyKnight>Lol, obviously this wasn't a match setting and Capablanca decided to play an "average joe". I also think you right Cowardly, the guy must have had a little too much Jack Daniels to play like this. Capa probably played this game in his sleep lol.
Oct-30-05  Averageguy: <Capa probably played this game in his sleep lol.> Well that's what Bronstein did: NN vs Bronstein, 1961
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  Gypsy: <drukenknight> intuition was right and there is a save -- 7...c6! throws a huge monkeywrench in White plans. See Reti vs A Dunkelblum, 1914 for more details.
Sep-19-06  CapablancaFan: <Gypsy: <drukenknight> intuition was right and there is a save -- 7...c6! throws a huge monkeywrench in White plans> 7.c6? Um...8.Nc7+.
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  Gypsy: <CapablancaFan: ... 7.c6? Um...8.Nc7+. >

Nope: 7...c6! 8.Nc7? Kd8! and Black wins.

Sep-20-06  CapablancaFan: <Gypsy>Ok. :-)
Sep-20-06  Calli: 7...c6 8.Nc7 Kd8 9.Bg5!! wins the exchange since after ...Qxg5 10.Nxa8 White can save the knight, I think.
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  Gypsy: <Calli> Win lose or draw, the 9.Bg5 is just brilliant!
Apr-05-08  D.Observer: Anyway, why did he move <that knight>?
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  chancho: This game is included in Rogelio Capparo's book on Capablanca's games,(informal section) so whether it's a duplicate, I can't say.
Aug-19-08  ughaibu: Calli or someone: did Capablanca play this? I remember it in a book of Euwe's as Reti vs A Dunkelblum, 1914
Aug-19-08  Karpova: <RĂ©ti v Dunkelblum (miniature anticipated by Capablanca v Adams) KCK 64>
Aug-20-08  ughaibu: Okay, thanks.
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  GrahamClayton: This game was played as part of a simultaneous exhibition in Washington on the 6th of January 1909.
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  GrahamClayton: Source: CN 1992 Edward Winter, "Kings, Commoners & Knaves", Russell Enterprises, 1999
Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: Go Capablanca!
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  erniecohen: Black finished 4th in the NY state championship, which makes this a little hard to believe.
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  SteinitzLives: Oh well, we have all seen king-size blunders before, this was Adams.
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  Penguincw: Um. How did black overlook that?
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  MissScarlett: If this was indeed <E.B. Adams>, it's very likely the Washington-based Edward Beckley Adams. However, when news of the simul appeared in <The Brooklyn Eagle> on the following day, 7th January 1909, the reporter, presumably Helms, identified the loser as <D.H. Adams, champion of the Washington Chess and Checkers Club>.
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  Phony Benoni: <MissScarlet> The "Washington Star", January 10, 1909, identifies him as <" champion Vice President E. B. Adams.">

See near bottom of the second paragraph. So undoubtedly the Washington-based E. B. Adams.

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  MissScarlett: Thanks. I now surmise the <Brooklyn Eagle> reporter wasn't Helms. All that's left is to determine who played in this game:

Lasker vs E B Adams, 1901

Beckley was a native of Baltimore, which again suggests the game is misattributed.

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