Greatest Chess Minds: Capablanca - Part 4

Feb 8, 2013
27 min
Would the real "Benko Gambit" please stand up? Today GM Bojkov reviews an epic battle between two chess legends: Nimzowitsch and Capablanca! In 1914, long before the birth of Pal Benko, Capablanca applied a gambit "in the spirit" of the Benko, gaining the pressure of a long range bishop on the h8-a1 diagonal, and an open b-file in exchange for a small amount of material. Was this idea successful on it's first run? Watch and find out...