Fine vs Capablanca
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[Event "Nederland"] [Site "Nederland"] [Round "3"] [White "Fine"] [Black "Capablanca"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C17"] [Opening "French: Winawer, Advance, 4...c5"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. Bd2 cxd4 6. Nb5 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 Nc6 8. Nf3 f6 9. Qf4 Nh6 10. Nd6+ Kf8 11. Bb5 Nf7 $2 { This move is a serious error which should lose eventually} (11... Nxe5 $1 12. Nxe5 Ke7 13. Nxc8+ Rxc8 14. Bd3 Qa5+ 15. Kd1 fxe5 16. Qxe5) 12. Nxf7 Kxf7 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. exf6 gxf6 (14... Qxf6 15. Qc7+ Qe7 16. Ne5+ Kf8 17. Qxe7+ Kxe7 18. Nxc6+ Kd6 19. Nxd4 $18 {winning endgame}) 15. Ne5+ Kg7 (15... Ke8 16. Nxc6 Qd7 17. Nxd4) (15... Kg8 16. Qg3+ {Black always comes out a pawn down}) 16. Qg3+ Kf8 17. Nxc6 Qd7 { There is no choice since the White Queen must not be allowed into d6} (17... Qb6 18. Qd6+ Kf7 19. O-O-O e5 20. f4 $1 { White has a powerful attacking position}) 18. Nxd4 e5 {A pawn down, with an insecure King, Black is definitely lost. In the circumstances passive play would be quite hopeless; the only chance is to adope an active policy. Here, as in so many cases, the best method of defence is attack} 19. Nb3 Qf5 20. Qd3 d4 {It may ssem suprising that Black makes no attempt to avoid the exchange of Queens. The points is that with the Queens off, the exposure of the Black King would be less serious while White's other advantage, the extra pawn, would become problematical since an endgame the far striding Bishop would be more than a match for the White Knight} 21. O-O Rg8 {Exchance of Queens on d3 would create a closed type of position, with White's d-pawn more or less restraining the Black centre pawns. This closed formation would favour the Knight} 22. f4 Bb7 {The counter attack really becomes serious now} 23. Rf2 (23. Qxf5 Rxg2+ 24. Kh1 Rg6+) 23... Be4 24. Qd2 Kf7 $1 25. Re1 (25. fxe5 Rxg2+ 26. Rxg2 Bxg2 27. Kxg2 (27. Qxg2 Rg8) (27. Nxd4 Qxe5 28. Kxg2 Rg8+ 29. Kf1 Qe4 30. Re1 Qg4) (27. e6+ Qxe6 28. Nxd4 Qg4 $132) 27... Rg8+ 28. Kh1 Qf3+) 25... Rg4 26. Nc5 $2 (26. fxe5 Rxg2+ (26... Qxe5 27. h3 Rh4 28. Qxd4 Qxd4 29. Nxd4 Bxg2 30. Nf5 $16) 27. Rxg2 Bxg2 28. e6+) 26... Bxg2 $1 {A pretty combination which turns the tables} 27. Rxg2 Rag8 $1 28. Ree2 exf4 29. Nb7 Qd5 30. Rxg4 { The Knight is lost. Now it is White who is struggling to hold the game} 30... Rxg4+ 31. Rg2 Rxg2+ 32. Qxg2 f3 $1 33. Qh3 Qg5+ (33... Qxb7 $4 34. Qxh7+) 34. Qg3 Qc1+ 35. Kf2 Qe3+ 36. Kf1 Qe2+ 37. Kg1 Qd1+ 38. Kf2 Qxc2+ 39. Kxf3 Qc6+ 40. Ke2 Qxb7 {The success achieved by Black in this phase shows that even in apparently lost position there can be practical chances - a fact that Lasker repeatedly used in many of his wins} 41. b3 Qe4+ 42. Kd2 Qe5 (42... f5) 43. Qh3 Qg5+ (43... Qe4) 44. Kd3 1/2-1/2
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WhiteFine
BlackCapablanca
Game
Moves44
OpeningC17 — French: Winawer, Advance, 4...c5
Result½-½
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TournamentNederland
LocationNederland
Round3