Sunday, March 16

Capablanca in Vienna: Second match game vs. Dr. Tartakower is drawn; Cuban wins match 1 1/2 - 1/2

José R. Capablanca and Dr. Saviely Tartakower played to a draw in the second game of their exhibition match at Vienna, the shared point being sufficient to decide the contest in favor of the Cuban visitor by the score of 1 1/2 - 1/2. Capablanca, having the move, chose to open with the King's pawn, to which Dr. Tartakower replied with the Sicilian Defense, often the harbinger of a lively struggle. On this occasion, however, Capablanca seemed content with a quiet game, exchanging Queens at the 13th move to enter an endgame promising him at best only a minimal advantage. Dr. Tartakower, no mean endgame player himself, soon set about to eliminate his opponent's slight pressure, a task at which he wholly succeeded, with Black's 22...a5 and 27...Rd6 deserving particular attention in this regard. The game was agreed drawn at the 37th move after a repetition of position indicated that neither side could discern any path toward progress.

Before leaving Vienna Capablanca is expected to contest an exhibition game vs. Richard Reti, after which the young Master will travel on to Paris for a short sojourn in the French capital.

Appended is the second game between Capablanca and Dr. Tartakower.


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