Bernstein vs Capablanca
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[Event "Moscow"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Bernstein"] [Black "Capablanca"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD: 4.Nf3 Be7"] 1. d4 d5 {The interesting points in this game don't start until move 29.} 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Qa4 Bb7 10. Ba6 Bxa6 11. Qxa6 c5 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. O-O Qb6 15. Qe2 c4 16. Rfd1 Rfd8 17. Nd4 Bb4 18. b3 Rac8 19. bxc4 dxc4 20. Rc2 Bxc3 21. Rxc3 Nd5 22. Rc2 c3 23. Rdc1 Rc5 24. Nb3 Rc6 25. Nd4 Rc7 26. Nb5 Rc5 27. Nxc3 Nxc3 28. Rxc3 Rxc3 29. Rxc3 {White is a pawn ahead, but the back rank is unprotected. It looks like this can be exploited by checking with the queen, but then it turns out that Black gets mated.} 29... Qb2 {This is a brilliant example of a deflection which sets up the back rank mate . White actually resigned here. Let's see why. 29...Qb1+ 30.Qf1 Rd1 31.Rc8+ Rd8 32.Rxd8++} 30. Qxb2 {30.Qe1 Bla ck can finish the job with a brilliant sacrifice: Qxc3!! 31. Qxc3 Rd1+ 32.Qe1 Rxe1++} 0-1
0-1
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Players
WhiteBernstein
BlackCapablanca
Game
Moves30
OpeningD37 — QGD: 4.Nf3 Be7
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentMoscow
Location?
Round0