Winning Chess Combination, Capablanca Style

24. ...Re6 played. White to play and win!

A nice winning chess combination from the game Capablanca-Graham, Newcastle, 1919. White to play and win. Black has just played 24. …Re6. We have two hints to set you on the right path: How can White exploit the control he has on the h1-a8 diagonal and the pin on the Knight at c6? Or, better still, is there a way White can win the Black Queen. Happy solving. Check the answer with the Chess King applet in the extended post.

Capablanca Jose Raul (CUB) – Graham WF

Result: 1-0
Site: Newcastle (England)
Date: 1919.09.22

[…] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.g3 ¤f6 6.¥g2 ¤c6 7.O-O cxd4 8.¤xd4 ¥e7 9.¤c3 ¥e6 10.¤xe6 fxe6 11.¥h3 ¢f7 12.¥g5 ¦e8 13.e4 d4 14.¥xe6+ ¢xe6 15.£b3+ ¢d7 16.e5 ¢c8 17.exf6 gxf6 18.¥f4 ¥d6 19.¥xd6 £xd6 20.¤d5 b6 21.a4 ¤a5 22.£f3 ¤c6 23.a5 bxa5 24.¦fc1 ¦e6 25.¦xc6+ £xc6 26.¤e7+ ¦xe7 27.£xc6+

Black had resigned at 25.Rxc6 too much material loss even if Black can save the King.

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