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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Masyutin
Simul, 30b (1914) (exhibition), Kiev RUE, Mar-02
Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Variation (A83)  ·  1-0



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  chancho: Double check and mate.
Jul-17-08  CapablancaFan: Capa plays in Tal like fashion in this all out attack/sacrificial game.
Jul-17-08  Calli: The surprise equalizer for Black after Capa's 12.Bxh7? is the startling 12...Qg8!! Would not expect an unknown to find it, but, if he did, Masyutin not be an unknown.
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  chancho: <Calli> But what if Capa plays 13.Ng6+?
Jul-17-08  CapablancaFan: <chancho: <Calli> But what if Capa plays 13.Ng6+?> I do believe <chancho> has totally found the correct refutation to that move as black must at least lose the exchange! Calli, how do you respond? LMAO!
Jul-17-08  erad1288: this is ridiculous, Capa just sacs a pawn then proceeds to sac both knights and another pawn walking the black king into a hilarious double check mating pattern. Capa the genius I suppose!
Jul-18-08  Calli: <Chancho> I think Black is okay after 12...Qg8 13.Ng6+ Kd8 14.Nxh8 Bxd4+ 15.Kh1 Qxh8 16.Bg6 Qxh5 17.Bxh5 Nf6 18.Bg6 b6 He has two Bs and pawn for the exchange.
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  chancho: <Calli> You're right. He's still in it after 12...Qg8.
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  sleepyirv: I feel sorry for Masyutin in this one. Trying to run your king alone towards white is never something you want to do.
Feb-12-10  Joe le Taxi: Pas d'accord avec Calli !
Après 12......Dg8 13.Cg6+ Rd8 14.CxTh8 Fxd4+ 15.Rh1 DxCh8 16.Tf7! Cf6 17.Dh4! FxCc3 18.bxFc3 DxFh7 19.DxCf6+ gxDf6 20.TxDh7 (si 17......Re8 18.TxCf6 FxTf6 19.Fg6+ )
May-20-13  Blunderdome: ....!!
May-20-13  RookFile: This game is absurdly brilliant.
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  fm avari viraf: Capa's ferocious attack rampaged the Black's kingdom sans mercy!
Feb-08-14  Cemoblanca: Double checkmate! The dream of any player. ;)

12...Nf8?? was definitely the wrong turn. Better was to simplify major pieces immediately, for example 12...Qe8! 13.Qxe8 [13.Ng6+?! Kd8 14.Qh3 Bxd4 15.Kh1 Qxg6! 16.Bxg6 Rxh3 17.gxh3 Bf6 & Black has a nice game after Kc7/Ne5/Bd7/Rh8, etc.] 13...Rxe8 14.Bg6 Bxe5!? 15.dxe5 Rf8! 16.Rxf8 Nxf8 17.Bd3 Nd7!, etc.

Sep-15-14  talwnbe4: 12..Qe8 and black has a slight advantage
9.Qe2 2.0 (Stockfish) 9. Qe2 (how does black defend e6? (9. Qe2 Qe7 10. Rae1 Kd8 11. Bh4 a5 12. Ng5) 4.0) 9.. Bb4 10. Qxe6+ Qe7 11. Qxe7+ Kxe7 12. Rae1+ Kf7 13. Ne5+ Kg8 14. Kh1 h6 15. Bxf6 Nxf6 16. Ng6 Rh7
Jun-15-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Kiev, Russia on March 2, 1914.

Capablanca scored +24=1-5.

Oct-15-17  mikealando: Wow!!!
Feb-05-19  HarryP: A bit o' Morphy to be sure.
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  Check It Out: We all knew Capablanca was capable of this. A correlation to Carlsen.
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  Penguincw: Amazing final position. There are 7 ways to block/capture either the rook or bishop, but doesn't matter. Double check the king always has to move.
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  plang: This game was fun. Certainly 10..Nxf6 would have been an improvement.

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