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  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    19 Aug '14 00:54
    Of whom was Capablanca speaking?

    Many of you will no doubt know but I had never heard of him. 😞
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    19 Aug '14 01:45
    Capa was speaking about Mir Sultan Khan.
  3. 19 Aug '14 02:14
    His Wiki bio is very good.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Sultan_Khan#Chess_career

    If someone had posted the following game saying Carlsen
    was White and ground out a win I would believe them.

    Mir Sultan Khan - Capablanca, Hastings 1930/31

  4. 19 Aug '14 08:31 / 1 edit
    Ah the Sultan, who was neither a Mir, nor a Sultan but a humble villager from the Punjab, what a legend man!
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    19 Aug '14 20:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    His Wiki bio is very good.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Sultan_Khan#Chess_career

    If someone had posted the following game saying Carlsen
    was White and ground out a win I would believe them.

    Mir Sultan Khan - Capablanca, Hastings 1930/31

    [pgn]
    1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 b6 3. c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 e6 5. a3 d5 6. cd5 ed5 7. Bg5 Be7 8. e3 O-O 9. Bd3 Ne4 10 ...[text shortened]... 58. Kc3 Qh4 59. Bg3 Qg5 60. Kd2 Qh5 61. Rb6 Ke7 62. Rb7 Ke6 63. b6 Nf6 64. Bb5 Qh3 65. Rb8[/pgn]
    Great game!
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Aug '14 09:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Ah the Sultan, who was neither a Mir, nor a Sultan but a humble villager from the Punjab, what a legend man!
    What's a 'Mir'? So he was a mir villager then?
  7. 23 Aug '14 12:31 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What's a 'Mir'? So he was a mir villager then?
    A Mir is a title like a ruler, from Persian, you find the Arabic form, Amir, meaning 'prince'. I find the Sultans style is stonewall like, he prefers positions with closed centers and goes in for pawn storms. Its thought this is a consequence of the original form of the game which he played where pawns are only allowed to move a single square.