Mastery of the Board

benws
benws
Jan 30, 2010, 12:00 AM |
4 | Tactics

Capablanca possessed terrific tactical powers. In this game, he gives a brilliant display of them. After sacrificing a queenside pawn, he proceeds to hunt down the enemy queen and capture it.After that, he has a material and positional advantage.

His opponent, who beat him on their first meeting, continues to resist, but Capa's endgame play proves too much for him in the end. It is nice to see how he transitions from the middlegame to the endgame.

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