FM Melekhina on Capablanca’s Masterpieces
In the new Master Method course, the FM Alisa Melekhina goes through very important training methods and practical advices that every chessplayer should know.
But, before that, she explores the different chess styles studying the chess classics.
In this FREE PREVIEW of the Melekhina Method, Alisa analyses Capablanca’s style with two of his best games.
The first one is Melekhina’s favorite chessgame: the victory over Winter.
In this brilliant game, Capablanca first provoke Winter to play a good-looking move which allowed Black to imprison White’s bishop. After that, Black played on the other side of the board, obtaining a crushing victory with practically a piece up.
Can you find the critical Black continuation in the next diagram? (Solution at the end)
As she explains, this technique is very important to know to every chessplayer. And it’s one of the trademarks of Capablanca’s play.
The second game is a less known jewel where Capablanca shows his class to reach a better ending and exploit every weakness in Black’s position. How he masterfully exchanges every piece except his rooks clearly shows his expert positional touch!
One of the most remarkable moments of this game can be seen on the diagram of the left.
Here Black is intending …a5, with counterplay on the queenside. So, “Capa” played 30.a4! first and followed, after a few moves, with 33.a5. With this powerful advance, he not only anticipated Black’s intentions, but he also fixed the a6-pawn, which later on decided the game!
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Solution to the first diagram: After 12…Bg4! 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Qxf3 15.gxf3 f6!, the Bg3 cannot escape from the kingside, making it useless on the queenside.