Flohr vs Capablanca
901
[Event "Moskva"] [Site "Moskva"] [Round "13"] [White "Flohr"] [Black "Capablanca"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD: 4.Nf3"] {The isolated d-pawn in the endgame} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Qc2 c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. Bd3 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Qb4+ 13. Qd2 Nc5 14. Bb5 Qxd2+ 15. Kxd2 a6 16. Bd3 Be6 17. Rac1 { The fact there is only one fully open file means that White can force an ending with a strong Knight against bad Bishop. It is precisely this ending which is vital to understand for the conduct of an isolatedd-pawngame} 17... Rfc8 18. Rc2 Nxd3 19. Kxd3 Rxc2 20. Kxc2 Kf8 21. Kd2 Rc8 22. Rc1 Rxc1 23. Kxc1 Ke7 24. Kd2 Kd6 25. Kc3 {An important moment: White has the pawn position, and moreover - or rather - the Knight is stronger than Black's Bishop. Is this advantage sufficient for a win? This question must, provisionally, be answered in the negative} 25... b6 26. f4 Bd7 27. Nf3 f6 28. Kd4 {White has achieved his first objective - Kd4. His second aim - Nc3, attacking the isolated pawn - follows without difficulty} 28... a5 29. Nd2 Bc8 30. Nb1 Be6 31. Nc3 Kc6 32. a3 h6 33. g3 {Rabinovitch put forward an interesting plan in the tournament book - that White should try for Pf5 and Pg4 followed by transferring the Knight to f4, threatening Ne6 or Nh5, according to circumstance} (33. g4 -- 34. f5 Bd7 35. Ne2 -- 36. Nf4 {Rabinovitch's plan}) 33... h5 34. b4 axb4 (34... -- 35. b5+ Kd6 36. f5 Bf7 (36... Bxf5 37. Nxd5 Bd7 38. a4) 37. Ne2 {White gains advantage} ) 35. axb4 Kd6 36. b5 g6 37. Na4 Kc7 38. Nc3 Kd6 39. f5 gxf5 (39... Bxf5 40. Nxd5 Bd7 41. Nxb6 Bxb5 42. Nd5 {winning a pawn}) 40. Ne2 Bd7 41. Nf4 Be8 42. Nxd5 Bxb5 43. Nxb6 {The isolated pawn has disappeared and White still has a slight pull, but not a winning one} 43... Bc6 44. Nc4+ Ke6 45. Nb2 Bb5 46. Nd1 Be2 47. Nf2 Bf1 48. Nd3 Bxd3 49. Kxd3 Ke5 50. Ke2 Ke4 51. h3 Kd5 52. Kf3 Ke5 1/2-1/2
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Players
WhiteFlohr
BlackCapablanca
Game
Moves52
OpeningD37 — QGD: 4.Nf3
Result½-½
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Tournament
TournamentMoskva
LocationMoskva
Round13