Capablanca vs Steiner
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[Event "Budapest"] [Site "Budapest"] [Round "7"] [White "Capablanca"] [Black "Steiner"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian"] {7. CAPABLANCA (1888-1942) Capablanca was the possessor of a virtually perfect technical style, but he was lazy, and had a degree of self-satisfaction which made him incline towards superficiality. He had little patience, and was seldom in the mood for hard work. Nevertheless, there was real inspiration in his ability to forsee possible danger, and in the way he could nip it in the bud long before it could amount to anything serious. As might be expected of such a superb technician, he had a particularly fine feeling for liquidation. All things considered, his was a style which tended more to defence than aggression. Capablanca had no faith in principles, but only in good moves. Since he usually steered clear of trenchant lines of play he developed primarily into a specialist in the playing of simple positions} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O Nxc3 12. Rxc3 b6 13. Qc2 c5 { The play from this point is typical of Capablanca's methods} 14. dxc5 $1 (14. Bb5 cxd4 15. Nxd4 {but the move played is typical of Capablaca's methods}) 14... Nxc5 15. b4 Na6 16. a3 Bb7 17. Bd3 g6 18. Rc1 {White's dominance of the c-file gives him a big advantage. Black can't challenge the c-file} 18... Rad8 (18... Rac8 19. Rxc8 Rxc8 20. Qxc8+ Bxc8 21. Rxc8+ Kg7 22. Bxa6 $18) 19. Ne5 Qd6 20. f4 Nb8 21. Rc7 {Black's difficulties proved insuperable} 21... Ba8 22. Rxa7 Nc6 23. Rxa8 Nxe5 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Be2 Qd2 26. Qxd2 Rxd2 27. Rc8+ Kg7 28. Kf1 Nd7 29. Rd8 Kf6 30. Bb5 Rd5 31. a4 Rxb5 32. axb5 Ke7 33. Rc8 e5 34. Rc6 e4 35. Ke2 f5 36. Kd2 Kf7 37. Kc3 1-0
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WhiteCapablanca
BlackSteiner
Game
Moves37
OpeningE00 — Queen's Pawn: Neo-Indian
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentBudapest
LocationBudapest
Round7