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QUESTION NO 1
Move no 16:
After Capablanca played Ba6 (shown above), Lasker’s reposnse was Bxf3.
Capablanca’s comment on this move is :
Dr Lasker thought for over half an hour before deciding upon this continuation. It is not only his best, but it shows at the same time the fine hand of the master. An ordinary player would never have thought of giving up the Exchange in order to keep the initiative in this position, which was really the only reasonable way in which he could hope to draw the game.
Any idea what Capablanca is talking about? I do not understand why Lasker would exchange his rook for a bishop and be happy with whilte’s broken castle. For me black keeping the initative is meaningless since most of the minor pieces are either exchanged or about to be exchanged. (I understand that there are better moves here but I am trying to understand the principle)
After the exchange, you can see that Black’s initiative appears meaningless. (Unless the advantage is broken castle)
16. Ba6 Bxf3 17. Bxc8 Rxc8 18. Gxf3 19. Qxf3
QUESTION NO 2:
Same game continued
Lasker playes 31..gxh4 and the comment from capablanca is This was Lasker’s sealed move. It was not the best. His chance to draw was to play 31..Kg6 Any other continuation should lose.
I fail to understand how Lasker can hope for a draw here. Unless there is a way where black could prolong the game and hope that white (capablanca) will run out of time. Do you see any other way to draw?
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