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Surya12354

Capablanca put more effort into his learning but once he won the championship he became lazy.

Alekhine was just overall more creative.

 

tygxc

Of course Capablanca was better
http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/PlayerProfile.asp?Params=199510SSSSS3S019593000000111000000000000010100

Capablanca took the match with Alekhine lightly and lost.
Alekhine did everything he could to avoid a re-match.

ChessEnthusiast48
I like more of Capablanca’s style which is simple. Alekhine’s style was more dynamic and aggressive, which probably most modern players prefer.
Chereshnev_Sergey
Alekhin !
SmyslovFan
tygxc wrote:

Of course Capablanca was better

Capablanca took the match with Alekhine lightly and lost.
Alekhine did everything he could to avoid a re-match.

This is malarkey. The match started on September 9th and the closing ceremonies (which Capa skipped) were three months later.

Even if Capa took Alekhine lightly at first (and there is no evidence of that), he had plenty of time to change.

 

This was one of the longest, most hard fought matches in World Championship history. Both players fought hard and didn’t take the other player lightly.

tygxc

#85
Alekhine came fully prepared, Capablanca not.
Capablanca expected a walk-over and saw Alekhine as an easy opponent.
Prior to their match Capablanca had beaten Alekhine 5 times, with 7 draws and not a single loss.

Alekhine was to repeat the same mistake when he faced Euwe.
Euwe granted Alekhine a rematch, while Alekhine did everything to avoid a rematch against Capablanca, so Alekhine must have felt too that Capablanca was stronger.

GWTR

Max Euwe was interviewed by Pal Benko. Here is one exchange, regarding the 1935 world championship match:


Benko: I have heard many rumors that Alekhine was drinking heavily during the match and was behaving strangely sometimes.  Can you comment?


Euwe: I don’t think he was drinking more then than he usually did.  Of course he could drink as much as he wanted: at his hotel it was all free.  The owner of the Carlton Hotel, where he stayed, was a member of the Euwe Committee, but it was a natural courtesy to the illustrious guest that he should not be asked to pay for his drinks.  I think it helps to drink a little, but not in the long run.  I regretted not having drunk at all during the second match with Alekhine.

 

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/alekhinealcohol.html

 

ThrillerFan
SmyslovFan wrote:
tygxc wrote:

Of course Capablanca was better

Capablanca took the match with Alekhine lightly and lost.
Alekhine did everything he could to avoid a re-match.

This is malarkey. The match started on September 9th and the closing ceremonies (which Capa skipped) were three months later.

Even if Capa took Alekhine lightly at first (and there is no evidence of that), he had plenty of time to change.

 

This was one of the longest, most hard fought matches in World Championship history. Both players fought hard and didn’t take the other player lightly.

 

3 months?  Pa-Leez!  Got that beat by a mile.  How about 5 months and the match ended with no winner?  1984, it was first to 6 wins, Karpov was up 5 to 3 with 40 draws!  They had a 24 game match the following year, first to 12 1/2 with draws counting!

SmyslovFan
ThrillerFan wrote:
SmyslovFan wrote:
tygxc wrote:

Of course Capablanca was better

Capablanca took the match with Alekhine lightly and lost.
Alekhine did everything he could to avoid a re-match.

This is malarkey. The match started on September 9th and the closing ceremonies (which Capa skipped) were three months later.

Even if Capa took Alekhine lightly at first (and there is no evidence of that), he had plenty of time to change.

 

This was one of the longest, most hard fought matches in World Championship history. Both players fought hard and didn’t take the other player lightly.

 

3 months?  Pa-Leez!  Got that beat by a mile.  How about 5 months and the match ended with no winner?  1984, it was first to 6 wins, Karpov was up 5 to 3 with 40 draws!  They had a 24 game match the following year, first to 12 1/2 with draws counting!

Please note, I said it was “one of the longest” world championship matches. I am well aware of what the longest match was.

hellodebake

Aljechin

Surya12354
tygxc wrote:

Of course Capablanca was better
http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/PlayerProfile.asp?Params=199510SSSSS3S019593000000111000000000000010100

Capablanca took the match with Alekhine lightly and lost.
Alekhine did everything he could to avoid a re-match. 

Alekhine was better and that's settled.