Sac For The Endgame

benws
benws
Jan 18, 2010, 12:00 AM |
13 | Endgames

Here is another interesting game played by Capablanca. He sacrifices a queen in the middlegame, but it is not meant for mate or material. The queen is sacrificed as the most effective way to reach a favorable endgame. Quite a novel idea, is is not?

Note that this was played when Capablanca was only 12 years old, in a match for the Championship of Cuba. Anyway, the endgame was won by Capablanca with his usual elegance and accuracy. It is also impressive that he took only 42 minutes to play the 60 moves!

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