Author Topic: A Queen Trap in Capablanca's Chess  (Read 101 times)


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Re: A Queen Trap in Capablanca's Chess
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:30:44 pm »
Nice, but it seems to me black just tries to hang on to the Queen way too long. After 7. Ac3 Qxc3 8. Nxc3 the Pawn he grabbed should be enough compensation for the Q-A difference, with the Chancellors still in play. The half-open file is not that profitable, and in addition leaves white with a rather weak isolated edge Pawn.

Of course his Chancellor remains poorly placed. Blocking your center Pawns this way is almost a capital crime... Especially as there is no fianchetto in Capablanca Chess.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 02:36:48 pm by HGMuller »