Sunday, 26 June 2011


Jose Capablanca was born in Cuba on the 19th of november 1888,and died on the 8th of March 1942.
Capablanca learnt to play chess at the age of 4,by watching his father play.
Capablanca was perhaps the most naturally gifted chess player ever.
He was world champion 1921-1927,when he lost the title to A.Alekhine.
Even after losing the world Title, Capablanca was able to win many strong tournaments.
Between 1916 and 1924 Capablanca did not lose a single game, until his loss to R. Reti at the New York 1924 tournament.
Capablanca played many great chess games,but the game below stands out as a classic.
Capablanca is white against Frank Marshall.

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At this point Marshall resigned but it would of finished like this:
36....... Rxf7
37 b7-b8/Q+ Kh7
38 Rxh6+ Kxh6
39 Qh8+ Kg6
40 Qh5 is checkmate

Or can you work out the other move variations,if move 36 was not 36.....Rxf7,but was either
36.....Kh8 or 36......Kh7

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