Capablanca vs Mieses
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[Event "Kissingen"] [Site "Bad"] [Round "5"] [White "Capablanca"] [Black "Mieses"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Rc1 a6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Qb3 c6 10. Bd3 Nh5 $6 {The usual procedure in this sort of position, as seen in Chapter 14, is for both sides to initiate minority attacks - White by Pb4-b5, and Black by ... Pf5-f4. From this point of view the text moves seems to be strategically correct as teh f-pawn is no longer blocked. It soon becomes clear, however, that Black does not have a minority attack in mind; he is instead playing for exchanges} 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. O-O Nhf6 {Thus Black has lost two moves in order to exchange his good Bishop for White's bad one.} ( 12... f5 {strategically correct move} 13. -- g6) 13. Na4 Ne4 14. Bxe4 Qxe4 ( 14... dxe4 15. Nd2 Nf6 (15... Kh8 $1) 16. Nc5 Rd8 17. Nc4 $16) 15. Qb4 $1 { After his move Black will sorely miss his dark squared Bishop which he spent precious time in exchanging off! The dark squares in his position are now painfully weak} 15... Qg6 (15... f6 16. Nd2 Qe6 17. Nb3 Re8 18. Nbc5 Nxc5 19. Nxc5 Qe7) 16. Qe7 f6 17. Rc3 Qe8 {Seeking further simplification} 18. Qd6 Rf7 19. Rfc1 Qf8 20. Qxf8+ Kxf8 {Black is distincly uncomfortable} (20... Nxf8 21. Nb6 Rb8 22. Nxd5) 21. Ne1 $1 {The Knight head for Black's besieged Queenside, where the decision is bound to come} 21... Ke8 22. Nd3 Rb8 (22... b5 23. Rxc6 Bb7 24. Rc7) 23. f3 Re7 24. Kf2 Nf8 25. Rb3 Nd7 {Black's joy was brief} (25... -- 26. Rxc6) (25... Bd7 26. Nac5 -- 27. Nxa6) 26. g4 b5 { Black weakens his position still more; but what was he to do?} 27. Nac5 Nb6 { Now, too late, Black discovers that exchanging does not relieve his troubles} ( 27... Nxc5 28. Rxc5 Bb7 29. Ra3 Ra8 30. Ra5 Rc7 31. Nb4 Kd7 32. Rc3 -- 33. Rca3 $18) 28. Nb4 {What follows now is not pretty} 28... Bb7 29. Nxb7 Rbxb7 30. Rxc6 a5 31. Rxb6 axb4 32. Rxb7 Rxb7 33. Rxb4 1-0
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Players
WhiteCapablanca
BlackMieses
Game
Moves33
OpeningE00 — Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentKissingen
LocationBad
Round5