Capablanca vs Rossolimo
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[Event "Paris"] [Site "Paris"] [Round "3"] [White "Capablanca"] [Black "Rossolimo"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian"] {Combinative liquidation in a familiar variation of the Orthodox Queen's Gambit } 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3 h6 9. Bh4 dxc4 10. Bxc4 b5 11. Bd3 a6 12. a4 b4 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Bxe7 Nxf2 $1 {The point of the combination} (14... Qxe7 15. Bxe4 {loses a pawn}) 15. Bxd8 (15. Kxf2 Qxe7 16. Rxc6 e5 {Black gets a fine game}) 15... Nxd1 16. Kxd1 Rxd8 17. Rxc6 Bb7 $2 (17... e5 18. d5 e4 19. Bxe4 Nf6) 18. Rc7 Bxf3+ { Further simplifications.} (18... Rab8 19. Kd2 Bd5 20. Rhc1 Bb3 21. a5 $16) 19. gxf3 Nb6 (19... e5 {is now ineffective} 20. Be4 Rac8 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Bb7) 20. Rc6 (20. a5 {White has no time for} 20... Nd5) 20... Nxa4 21. Kc2 {Thus White ot only saves his threatened b-pawn, but also regains the lost a-pawn} 21... Rdb8 (21... -- 22. Bxa6 (22. Ra1 -- 23. Kb3)) 22. Ra1 b3+ 23. Kc1 Rb4 24. Bxa6 Nb6 25. Kd2 e5 $5 (25... -- 26. Rd6 -- 27. Kc3 Ra4 28. Rxa4 Nxa4+ 29. Kxb3 $18) 26. dxe5 (26. Kc3 Nd5+) 26... Nc4+ {Based on two finesses 1) The unprotected Rook on a1, which prevents White from capturing twice on c4 2) The interpolation which follows on the next move} 27. Kc3 Nxe5 28. Rc5 Rb6 29. Bd3 $1 {This is the complete refutation. Black can't take the rook without being mated on the back rank} (29. Rxe5 Raxa6 30. Rxa6 Rxa6 31. Kxb3 Ra1) 29... Re8 30. Rxe5 Rxe5 31. Ra8+ Re8 32. Rxe8# 1-0
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Players
WhiteCapablanca
BlackRossolimo
Game
Moves32
OpeningE00 — Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentParis
LocationParis
Round3