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Albion 1959
Member since Aug-24-11 · Last seen Nov-25-22
Have not played competitve chess for seven years at the time of posting: Favourite players Fischer and Capablanca !!

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 403 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-02-22 Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo, 1970 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: The Tal lookalike went onto become a Grand Master, so clearly he was no patzer and a good match for Fischer. As for this game, Fischer was doing okay up until move 12, when he played 12. Bxc6?? He should have simply captured the bishop on g4 12. hxg Rd4 13. Qb3 Rxe4+ 14. Be2
 
   Feb-25-22 Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: The eight year run without a loss sounds impressive, but when you put into a different perspective, it was not that long of an unbeaten run. Between 1916 and this game, Capablanca only played in three tournaments. This was a total run of only 44 games before Reti defeated him ! ...
 
   Feb-20-22 Capablanca vs W H Snowden, 1915 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: There must be an error with the game score ? Surely Capablanca would have never missed, or allow a one move checkmate to played against him ? 47.Rg4+ # Capablanca has to retreat to h2 and allow his opponent a draw by perpetual check from the knight:
 
   Feb-18-22 Capablanca vs J H White, 1913
 
Albion 1959: 48. Ne6+ Kc8! How does Capa force a win from here? 49. Rh8+ Kc7 50. Nc5+ Kd7 51. Rh7+ Ke8 52. Rxc7 a3 Is tricky, Capa still has work to do. Black can still fight on with the a-pawn. It may yet be possible to squeeze out a win ? But After Ke8? 49. Nxc7+ Kd8 ...
 
   Feb-18-22 Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913
 
Albion 1959: Had another look at this game and upon closer examination of analysis, I was mistaken when I stated that Rxc2 was an oversight. It wasn't. It was probably best chance here. The mistake was six moves earlier with 20.Nxe4?? Capablanca had calculated and looked further into the ...
 
   Feb-17-22 Capablanca vs R Portela, 1913
 
Albion 1959: The final position, is not a clear or easy win for white. It took me, (using Rybka) to finally work out how the win is achieved. I could not see it !! The winning procedure is highly instructive as well as interesting. The plan is basically playing c6 and pushing the d-pawn. ...
 
   Feb-17-22 Capablanca vs W Allnutt, 1911
 
Albion 1959: What a sickener for Allnutt ! Basic rook endgame technique would have earned him a result and not an undeserved loss. Credit to Capa for turning things round and redeeming himself in the endgame, though he was prone to earlier bouts of sloppy play in his simul games. Allnutt ...
 
   Feb-14-22 Capablanca vs Menchik, 1939
 
Albion 1959: With this game, Capablanca avoided the Menchik list. He was ruthless and showed her no mercy, nine wins out of nine. Not a single draw !
 
   Feb-13-22 J Enevoldsen vs Capablanca, 1939 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: If the databases are correct, then this was Capablanca's last-ever competitive game ?
 
   Jan-27-22 F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2019
 
Albion 1959: Incredible will to win from Carlsen ! The only other player who have taken this ending to it's limits was Fischer (circa 1970/71). I knew that in order to win, Carlsen would have to drive the king into the corner on dark square, but I could not fathom just exactly he would ...
 
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