Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Capa finish well-executed.

We see the game Capablanca versus Funaroff, M - New York 1918.

I like the resolution of this game, but also the way how he simply reached this position on the board. (OK, you always paint with 2)

At first sight black has no real weaknesses. A closer look shows that black is severely tied down. The way Capa handles this is simply nice but as you will noticed a complex finish which eventually lead to mate. To keep you encouraged, the threat of mate is sometimes more painful and obscures the thinking processes of the player under strain.

Position with white to move

game finish

1.Rxd6 Rxd6 2.Bxe5 Rd1 3.Rxd1 Bxe5 4.Nh6+ Kh8 5.Qxe5 Qxe5 6.Nxf7+ Rxf7 7.Rd8+ Qe8 8.Rxe8+ Rf8 9.Rxf8# 1-0

However somewhere along the line black could have resisted much better than during the game. Could you find the move?


Blogger takchess said...

an amazing tactic. Thanks

4:58 AM  
Blogger Montse said...

you are welcome

11:14 AM  

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