Do you study old chess games as played by the world’s chess masters? It’s a great way to improve at chess. Here is a puzzle showcasing the tactical finesse of Capablanca. How did White win? The game is Capablanca – Lasker, World Chess Championship, Havana, 1921.


Capablanca – Lasker

Result: 1-0
Site: Havana
Date: 1921
[…] 1.♕xf8+ ♔h5 (1…♕xf8 2.♖xh7# (0:00:04) 1.Qcxf8+) 2.♖xh7+
2.♕e8+ ♔h6 (2…♔g4 3.♖g7# (0:00:05) 2.Qe8+) 3.♖xh7# (0:00:14) 1…Kh5 (3.♕f8+ ♔h5 4.♖xh7+ ♔g4 5.♕g8# (0:00:01) 2…Kh6)
2…♔g4 3.♕g8# (0:00:07) 1. (3.♕g7# (0:00:01) 2…Kg4)