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Jose Raul Capablanca vs George Edward Wainwright
Simul, 28b (1919) (exhibition), City of London CC, London ENG, Aug-06
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  0-1



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  GrahamClayton: Wainwright declines Capablanca's Rook sacrifice with 27.♖h6, due to 28.♕f6+ ♔h7 29.♖h1+ ♔g8 30.♖h8#, and instead plays the "zwischenzug" 27...♖f8!, forcing the White queen off the f-file.

If declining a Capablanca sacrifice is not enough, Wainwright then plays 28...♘b4!, threatening 29...♕c2#. Capablanca resigned, as 30.♖d2 allows 30...♘a2#.

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  sleepyirv: <GrahamClayton> 30.Kd1
Aug-14-10  rilkefan: White looks like he has a fine attack coming as of move 15 - strong center and good development, Black's king pawns broken up and the h-file half open, the black knight out of place on a5. What goes wrong? Is ♘e2/g3 instead of say o-o-o a waste of time? Or did Capablanca just go astray in the complications given simul time-pressure?
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  Phony Benoni: <GrahamClayton: If declining a Capablanca sacrifice is not enough, Wainwright then plays 28...Nb4!, threatening 29...Qc2#. Capablanca resigned, as 29.Rd2 allows 29...Na2#.>

<sleepyirv: <GrahamClayton> 29.Kd1>

Yep. But 29.Rd2 Rf1+ would be effective.

Aug-14-10  BobCrisp: <What goes wrong?>

21.Bxh7 is a serious mistake. Rxh7+ was the correct way to continue the attack. Capa probably just missed 21...Rh6!.

<Capablanca resigned, as 29.Rd2 allows 29...Na2#.>

29.Rd2 Na2+ 30.Kd1 Qb1+ 31.Ke2 Qf1#.

Nov-23-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in London, England on August 6, 1919.

Capablanca scored +21=4-3.

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  Honza Cervenka: 21.Rxh7+ Kg8 22.Nh5 was winning instantly. Playing 21.Bxh7(?) Capa apparently missed 21...Rh6! but then after 22.0-0-0! Nxe3? (correct was 22...Rxh7) he could have played 23.Be4! with decisive advantage. After superficial recapture his game was already lost.

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