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Ra3xa5 55 Rf8+f7+ Kd7d8 56 ~ 5 - b5-b4 ~ 6 57 Rf7+f8+ Kd8-e7 58 d5-d6+I c7xd6 (if 58 . . Ke7xf8 59 d6xc7 wins\ 59 c6-c7, and White wins. 'Capablanca's play was beyond reproach,' rays Larker, 'and he executed his plan in a very able ,,fin,,+, GAME 41 White H. Kline Black J. R. Capablanca New York, 1913 Irregular Opening Some exquisite endgame play marks this little-known game of Capabfanca's. The scanty notes furnished by Euwe, Nimzowitsch, or Capablanca himself (in whose books the score of this game appears) do not indicate the beauties that are hidden beneath the surface of the play.

P. Beynon New York, 1913 Sicilian Defence Capablanca handles the opening in thoroughly modern style, and keeps his opponent busy warding off threats on both sides of the board. The ending is particularly interesting, studded as i t i s with unexpected stabbing Pawn moves. 1 e2-e4 c7-c5 Even so far back as 1851, when the First International Chess Tournament took place at London, players have resorted t o the Sicilian Defence, t o avoid the complexities of the Ruy Lopez. ) 2 Ngt-f3 N b8-c6 3 4 d2-d4 Nf3xd4 c5xd4 Ng8-f6 5 Nbl-c3 d7-d6 Page 49 Game 14 17 .

Capablanca plans t o activate his Rooks, break u p the enemy Pawn structure, and then bring strong pressure t o bear on the isolated Queen Rook Pawn. 22 Rdl-d4! The first step i s to prevent 22 . f5-f4, which could now be met by 23 e3-e4, followed by 24 R f l - d l . . Re8-e7 A natural move, which Capablanca terms a mistake. He recommends instead an attack on the Rook Pawn by 26 . . 97-95 (not a t once 2 6 . . Rf6-h6. which could be met b y 27 h2-h4) followed by 27 . . Rf6-h6 Fixes one Pawn (at a7) whilst attacking another ( a t c61.

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