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Capablanca Explains His "Most Accurate" Game - Best of the 1900s - Marshall vs. Capablanca, 1909

Capablanca Explains His "Most Accurate" Game - Best of the 1900s - Marshall vs. Capablanca, 1909

SamCopeland
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World Chess Champion Jose Capablanca was the consummate master of intuitive positional play. His pieces always flowed harmoniously to the perfect squares and with a combination of short-term plans and little combinations.

In his game presented here against Frank Marshall, Capablanca demonstrated perfectly how to capitalize on the advantage of a queenside majority by inexorably advancing his pawns and leveraging the right trades to get his pieces where they needed to be. Marshall was one of the greatest players of the time, but he could pose little resistance to the plan and ultimately Capablanca seized the open file and broke through with a queening combination.

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