Marshall vs Capablanca
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[Event "New York"] [Site "New"] [Round "7"] [White "Marshall"] [Black "Capablanca"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6"] {Capablanca liquidates in order to repel an attack} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Rc1 c6 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O Nxc3 12. Qxc3 b6 13. e4 Bb7 14. Rfe1 Rfd8 15. d5 Nc5 $1 { To have taken the d-pawn would have opened teh e-file, which would have given White a strong initiative. Now Black threatens to destroy the White pawn centre by ...Nxe4!} 16. dxe6 (16. -- Nxe4 17. Rxe4 cxd5 18. Rg4 f5) 16... Nxe6 17. Bxe6 Qxe6 18. Nd4 $1 {Offering a pawn for attacking chances} 18... Qe5 $1 { Capablanca sidesteps any White attacking chances with this brilliantliquidation , by which he gains excellent counterpay at the cost of a pawn} (18... Qxa2 19. Nf5 f6 20. e5 fxe5 (20... Qf7 21. Nxg7 Kxg7 22. exf6+ Qxf6 23. Re7+) 21. Rxe5) 19. Nxc6 Qxc3 20. Rxc3 Rd2 21. Rb1 (21. Ne7+ Kf8 22. Rc7 Re8 $1 (22... Bxe4 23. f3 $16) 23. Rxb7 (23. Ng6+ fxg6 24. Rxb7 Rxe4 $1) 23... Rxe7 24. Rb8+ Re8 25. Rxe8+ Kxe8 {Theoretical draw since Black's active Rook offsets the extra pawn}) 21... Re8 22. e5 (22. f3 f5 23. exf5 Ree2) 22... g5 $1 { Preventing Pf4 while giving air to the King} 23. h4 gxh4 24. Re1 (24. f4 Re6 25. -- Rg6 {putting the g-pawn under pressure}) 24... Re6 25. Rec1 (25. Nxa7 Rg6) 25... Kg7 26. b4 b5 (26... -- 27. b5) 27. a3 Rg6 28. Kf1 Ra2 29. Kg1 $22 { White is in zugzwang!} 29... h3 30. g3 a6 31. e6 Rxe6 32. g4 (32. Nd4 h2+ 33. Kxh2 Rh6+ 34. Kg1 Rh1#) 32... Rh6 33. f3 (33. g5 h2+ 34. Kh1 Rxc6 35. Rxc6 Rxf2 ) 33... Rd6 34. Ne7 Rdd2 { Rooks doubled on the sevent rank - every chessplayers dream!} 35. Nf5+ Kf6 36. Nh4 Kg5 37. Nf5 Rg2+ 38. Kf1 Rh2 39. f4+ Kxf4 0-1
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Players
WhiteMarshall
BlackCapablanca
Game
Moves39
OpeningD02 — Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6
Result0-1
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TournamentNew York
LocationNew
Round7