Going for the mate!

OSSIP BERNSTEIN vs JOSE’ RAUL CAPABLANCA- Moscow, round 1, 1914

Capablanca’s favorite game is this one where he plays a perfect game from start to finish.

Today we present you the game between Bernstein and Capablanca played in Moscow in 1914.

The opening is the Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense.

The game seems to be a draw out of the opening but Capablanca creates an annoying passed pawn that stifles all Black’s pieces on the first ranks.

And the treat comes with move 27 where Bernstein captures this poisoned advanced pawn, thinking that with the rooks doubled he could exchange everything. BUT, Capablanca is going for the mate and Bernstein has to resign after losing a full rook.

You can find the game below:

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