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Download Capablanca A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, by Edward Winter PDF

By Edward Winter

This compendium presents an immense volume of documentary information, usefully prepared, a lot of it unseen due to the fact that unique (and frequently imprecise) booklet. Writings are by means of and approximately Capablanca; the minute information of his existence and video games continue chronologically; the controversies of his profession are in particular good documented. The e-book has an index of video games and positions, an index of openings, and a common index. additionally came across are 26 infrequent images on smooth plates.

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It explains why I played badly during the last week of the tournament. The climate here is infernal, or at least it has been during the tournament. Don't say anything to my family as I shall be writing to them . I suppose that you will be satisfied. I must tell you thatJanowsky was the one who gave me the most trouble, and at one point he had a won game. I will write more to you when I am a Iitde better. I think of my friends. R. Capablanca [Source: Sanchez, op. cit. , Vol . I, p. 205 . ) During the last week o f the tournament h e defeated Spielmann (after some awkward moments), lost to Rubinstein and drew 20-move games against Teichmann and Vidmar, but it was still enough for clear first prize ahead of the best players in the world , Lasker being the only absentee .

64 . . f4 would not do, on account of 65 Rb3 ! ) 65 Rb8 Rxc2 66 Rb6+ Kg7 67 h5 Rc4 68 h6+ Kh7 69 Rf6 Ra4 Drawn. White: Em . Lasker. Black: C. Schlechter. Second match game. Vienna, 13 and 14 January 1910. Ruy Lopez . (Notes by Capablanca. ) 1 e4 e 5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Nxe4 6 d 4 b5 7 Bb3 d 5 8 a4 (8 dxe5 is the usual continuation . ) 8 . . Nxd4 9 Nxd4 exd4 10 Qxd4 (If 10 axb5 Bc5 , with a fine game. 10 . . Nc5 in answer to 10 axb5, as suggested by I. Gunsberg, would not do, as White gets the better game by playing 11 Qxd4 .

Schlechter. Black: Em . Lasker. Fifth match game. Vienna, 22 and 24 January 1910. Ruy Lopez . (Notes by Capablanca . ) 1 e4 e 5 2 N f3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6 4 0-0 d 6 5 d 4 Bd7 6 Nc3 Be7 7 Bg5 0-0 S dxe5 Nxe5 (Of course if S . . dxe5 9 Bxc6 would win a pawn . ) 9 Bxd7 Nfxd7 10 Bxe7 Nxf3+ (1£ 10 . . Qxe7 probably 11 Nd4) 11 Qxf3 Qxe7 12 Nd5 QdS 13 Radl ReS 14 Rfel Nb6 15 Qc3 Nxd5 16 Rxd5 Re6 17 Rd3 Qe7 IS Rg3 Rg6 19 Ree3 ReS 20 h3 Kfs 21 Rxg6 hxg6 (With every exchange Black's position becomes better. Whatever positional advantage White had is fast disappearing .

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