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Isaac Kashdan vs Rudolph Smirka
Albert Hallgarten Finals (1925), New York, NY USA
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-17-22
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  louispaulsen88888888: Cute draw at the end
May-18-22
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  fredthebear: Well, maybe not so cute for White. 74.Kc6 wins instead of 74.Ka6?

65.Ra2? also ruins the win for White. So much for Siegbert Tarrasch's axiom that "rooks belong behind passed pawns of either color." Exceptions are fairly common -- just reference the Black rook!

May-18-22  Granny O Doul: One senses that die große Capablanca would have won this for White.

Btw, please forgive me if I got the German article wrong; Google Translate was going with "der" all the way until the final "a" in Capablanca!

May-18-22
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  louispaulsen88888888: Tried it myself. Both “die große Capablanca” and “der große Capablanca “ translate to “the great Capablanca”. Translating English to German results in “der große Capablanca. Now let’s hope chessgames is not still rendering my punctuation as gibberish.
May-20-22
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  louispaulsen88888888: 🤨

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