Tartakower vs Capablanca
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[Event "New York"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Tartakower"] [Black "Capablanca"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C33"] [Opening "King's Gambit Accepted (KGA)"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Be2 { A passive move which lets Black take the initiative in the center.} 3... d5 4. exd5 Nf6 5. c4 {A dangerous loss of time with White's weakness on e3 and the e1-h4 diagonal. He should remember he is playing a gambit and develop his kingside.} 5... c6 {In contrast to White, Black is perfectly willing to give up a pawn to get his pieces out.} 6. d4 Bb4+ {The first intermediate move. Before taking on d5 Black develops a piece and throws White into confusion.} 7. Kf1 { White must move his King. 8...Nxd2 9.Nbxd2 cxd5 White's position is horrible.} 7... cxd5 8. Bxf4 dxc4 9. Bxb8 {White hopes to win a piece by 10.Qa4+, but misses Black's reply. 9.Bxc4 would be only a little better for Black.} 9... Nd5 {A fine intermediate move. Black protects his bishop, centralizes his knight and threatens a deadly fork on e3.} 10. Kf2 {10.Bf4 Qf6} 10... Rxb8 11. Bxc4 O-O {Black has a huge advantage here: White's king is exposed, his pieces are undeveloped and Black has the bishop pair. White doesn't realize the danger to his king, else he would play 12.Bxd5 to get rid of Black's strong knight.} 12. Nf3 Nf6 {Black saves his knight from exchange, since it will become a nuisance on e4 or g4.} 13. Nc3 b5 {Driving White's bishop from the center.} 14. Bd3 Ng4+ 15. Kg1 Bb7 16. Bf5 Bxf3 17. gxf3 {Black wins easily after 17.Qxf3.} 17... Ne3 18. Bxh7+ {White can't let Black deflect his queen from the defense of d4.} 18... Kh8 19. Qd3 Bxc3 20. bxc3 Nd5 21. Be4 Nf4 22. Qd2 Qh4 {Black's queen and knight and queen are so strong that he now threatens to win by the crude ... Rb6, ... f5, ...Rg6+ and ...Rg2. White stops that but there are too many other threat as well.} 23. Kf1 f5 24. Bc6 Rf6 {Now White can only save his bishop by shutting it off from the defense of his king.} 25. d5 Rd8 26. Rd1 { 26.Qf2 Qh3+ 27.Ke1 Nd3+} 26... Rxc6 { Winning a piece, but also trading off the last piece guarding White's king.} 27. dxc6 Rxd2 28. Rxd2 Ne6 29. Rd6 Qc4+ 30. Kg2 Qe2+ {White resigns in the face of mate or further loss of material. If you have doubts about this, Gambit will convince you.} 0-1
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Players
WhiteTartakower
BlackCapablanca
Game
Moves30
OpeningC33 — King's Gambit Accepted (KGA)
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentNew York
Location?
Round0