A Capablanca Masterpiece

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The London International Chess Congress of 1922 provided us with many memorable games.  Jose Raul Capablanca was the reigning world champion at the time and headlined an impressive cast of participants.  His first round game was against future world champion Max Euwe, the very first meeting between these two great players.

Capablanca had the black pieces and played the Berlin defense of the Ruy Lopez.  His brilliant victory in this game serves as an excellent instructional to anyone wishing to learn the Spanish Opening with black.  The game analysis is by Hermann Helms.

SOURCE: Washington Post - October 8th, 1922





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