Capablanca vs Bogoljubow
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[Event "Moscow"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Capablanca"] [Black "Bogoljubow"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D30"] [Opening "QGD: 3.Nf3"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 dxc4 4. e4 { After this White can't keep a pawn on d4, but his pieces become very active.} 4... c5 5. Bxc4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Nc3 Bc5 { The bishop is exposed here; he should play 7...Nbd7.} 8. Be3 { White takes aim at Black's exposed bishop.} 8... Nbd7 {Black defends the bishop but underestimates the coming sacrifice. He should castle to defend against tactics due to White's advantage in development.} 9. Bxe6 { White cashes in his edge in development to open up Black's king.} 9... fxe6 10. Nxe6 Qa5 {10...Qb6 11.Nxc5 Nxc5 12.O-O Qc6 13.Rc1 Ncxe4 14.Nxe4 Qxe4 15. Bc5 And White has a mighty attack.} 11. O-O { White doesn't lose time by taking on g7.} 11... Bxe3 { This opens the f-file for White's rook, but 11...Kf7 walks into 12.Qb3.} 12. fxe3 Kf7 13. Qb3 Kg6 14. Rf5 Qb6 15. Nf4+ Kh6 16. g4 {White tightens the net around Black's king, but this is really a mistake that should let Black out. He should have played 16.Qf7. 16.Qf7 g6 17.g4 Qxe3+ 18.Kg2 and Black will get mated.} 16... g5 17. Qxb6 axb6 18. Rd1 Rg8 {With his king exposed and White's pieces all active, Black has a tough defence but this is a blunder. He could have won by taking the knight. 18...gxf4 19.g5+ Kg7 20.gxf6+ Nxf6 21. Rg5+ Kf7 22.exf4 h6 23.Rg3 Nh5 And Black will eventually get away.} 19. Nfd5 Nxg4 { 19...Rg6 20.Ne7 Rg7 21.Ncd5 leaves Black completely tied up and White's attack still going full steam.} 20. Ne7 Rg7 21. Rd6+ Kh5 22. Rf3 { Sealing the mating net. This pretty move ensures the win.} 22... Ngf6 23. Rh3+ Kg4 24. Rg3+ Kh5 25. Nf5 Rg6 26. Ne7 {He could have won faster by checking first. 26.Rh3+ Kg4 27.Kg2 And Black gets mated.} 26... g4 27. Nxg6 Kxg6 28. Rxg4+ Kf7 29. Rf4 Kg7 30. e5 Ne8 31. Re6 { Black resigned here. He didn't like the idea of playing on, for example...} 31... Nc7 32. Re7+ Kg6 33. e6 {when he loses at least another piece.} 33... Nc5 1-0
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Players
WhiteCapablanca
BlackBogoljubow
Game
Moves33
OpeningD30 — QGD: 3.Nf3
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentMoscow
Location?
Round0