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Jose Raul Capablanca vs T Bray
"Bray King Bad" (game of the day Aug-13-2019)
Simul, 40b (1919) (exhibition), Birmingham ENG, Oct-09
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0



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Jan-09-13  GrenfellHunt: Granted it's a simul, but Capa makes chess look very easy.
Dec-13-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Birmingham, England on October 9, 1919.

Capablanca scored +36=2-2.

Dec-13-15  morfishine: After horsing around, Bray is thrown for a loss
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  OhioChessFan: "Bray King Bad"
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  al wazir: Why did Bray play 7...b6 instead of 7...Qe7 ? He should have continued mirroring Capa's moves.
Aug-13-19  MelvinDoucet: <He should have continued mirroring Capa's moves.>

Someone tried copying Capablanca's moves once, it didn't turn out well.

Capablanca vs NN, 1918

Seriously though, 7... e5 would have been simple and good. Black just can't be worse when they get to break in the center before white in such a symmetrical position.

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  Count Wedgemore: 7...Re8 is another good option.
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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa done

1. = (-0.04): 7...Re8 8.b3 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Bb2 Nxd3 11.Qxd3 c6 12.h3 h6 13.Rfd1 Bc7 14.Rac1 Be6 15.a4 Qe7 16.Nd4 Bc8 17.c4 dxc4 18.Nxc4 Ne4 19.Qc2 Rb8 20.f3 Ng3 21.f4 Qe4 22.Qf2 Nf5

2. = (-0.02): 7...e5 8.dxe5 Nxe5 9.Nxe5 Bxe5 10.h3 c6 11.Nf3 Qe7 12.Nxe5 Qxe5 13.Qf3 Ne4 14.Rb1 Re8 15.Rd1 Qg5 16.Qf4 Qxf4 17.exf4 Nc5 18.Be3 Nxd3 19.cxd3 Be6 20.Rbc1 h5 21.Kh2 f6 22.Kg3 Bf5 23.Rc3 Kf7 24.Rdc1 a5

Aug-13-19  TheTamale: This pun is so bad that it's actually quite good.

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