Today's pick is a classical game from the 1920s. José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player, world chess champion from 1921 to 1927 displays his characteristic simple and strong chess in Lake Hopatcong, in 1926, at the peek of his career against Géza Maróczy, Hungarian chess master, one of the leading players in the world in his time.

Let's jump right to the critical moment after White's move 34.

Position after 34.Rxc4, Black to move.

  1. Evaluate the position.
  2. Come up with strategical plans for both sides.
  3. Find the tactical implementation of your favourite plan.

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