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There are 2 clues unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page! With the White pieces: With the Black pieces: Renowned for the simplicity of his play, his legendary endgame prowess, accuracy, and the speed of his play, he earned the nickname of the “Human Chess Machine”. Background Capablanca, the second son of a Spanish Army officer, was born in Havana. He learned to play at an early age by watching his father and defeated Cuban Champion Juan Corzo in an informal match in by 6.

Despite this and despite taking 4th place in the first Cuban Championship inhe did not focus on chess until when he left Columbia University where he had enrolled to study chemical engineering and play baseball. He did, however, join the Manhattan Chess Club insoon establishing his dominance in rapid chess.

He won a rapid chess tournament in ahead of the World Champion Emanuel Laskerand played many informal games against him. He did so, but the match did not take place for another 10 years. Soon after the war, Capablanca crossed the Atlantic to decisively win the Hastings Victory tournament with Capablanca did not play another tournament untilthe year after he won the title from Lasker.

This result, plus the fact that Alekhine had never defeated him in a game, made him a strong favourite to retain his title in the upcoming match against Alekhine. However, Alekhine’s superior preparation prevailed against Capablanca’s native talent. After losing the title, Capablanca settled in Paris and engaged in a flurry of tournament competition aimed at improving his chances for a rematch with Alekhine.

However the latter dodged him, refusing to finalise negotiations for a rematch, boycotting events that included Capablanca, and insisting that Capablanca not be invited to tournaments in which he participated.

InCapablanca won at Ramsgate with 5. He won at the Hastings tournament and came second at Hastings inbehind Max Euwehis only loss being to Mir Sultan Khan. Perhaps discouraged by his inability to secure a rematch with Alekhine, there followed a hiatus for over three years before he reentered the fray with a fourth placing at Hastings in with 5. These latter two results were the only tournaments in which he finished ahead of Lasker, which enhanced his chances of challenging for the title, but a challenge to World Champion Euwe was out of the question until after the Euwe – Alekhine World Championship Rematchwhich was won by Alekhine.

His health in this tournament was fragile as he had suffered severe hypertension, which affected his concentration towards the end of his games; he may have also suffered a slight stroke halfway through the tournament. Traveling between the numerous cities in which the tournament was played was also hard on the ageing master.


Matches In addition to the informal match against Corzo in chfss the exhibition match against Marshall in see aboveCapablanca played a three game match against Charles Jaffe in New York inwinning two and drawing one, and won the first game of a match against Chajes before the latter withdrew from the match.

Inhe defeated Ossip Bernstein 1.

On his way to the tournament in St Petersburg, he played two-game matches against Richard Teichmann and Jacques Mieses in Berlin, winning all his games. InLasker and Capablanca agreed to play the title match inbut a few cspablanca later, former was ready to surrender the title without a contest, saying, “You have earned the title not by the formality of a challenge, but by your brilliant mastery. A group of Argentinean businessmen, backed by a guarantee from the president of Argentina, promised the funds for a World Championship match between Capablanca and Alekhine, and once the deadline for Nimzowitsch to lodge a deposit for a title match had passed, the title match was agreed to, beginning in September The match lasted over ten weeks, taking place behind closed doors, thus precluding spectators and photographers.

All but two of the 34 games opened caapblanca the Queen’s Gambit Declined. Before Capablanca and Alekhine left Buenos Aires after the match, they agreed in principle to stage a rematch, with Alekhine essentially sticking with the conditions initially imposed by Capablanca. Despite on-again off-again negotiations over the next 13 years, the rematch never materialised, with Alekhine playing two title matches each against Bogolyubov and Euwe in the subsequent capablancaa. While Capablanca and Alekhine were both representing their countries at the Buenos Aires Olympiad inan attempt was made by Augusto de Muro, the President of the Argentine Chess Federation, to arrange a World Championship match between the two.

Alekhine declined, saying he was obliged to be available to defend his adopted homeland, France, as World War II had just broken out. Beat couple of days prior to this, Capablanca had declined to play when his Cuban team played France, headed by Alekhine, in the Olympiad.

From December through FebruaryCapablanca toured the USA and in 10 exhibitions he won games in a row before losing a game in Minneapolis; his final tally for that tour was games, winning In Capablanca gave a simultaneous exhibition in Leningrad and won every game but one, a loss against 12 year old Mikhail Botvinnik, whom he predicted would one day be champion.

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Capablanca still holds the record for the most games ever completed in simultaneous kf, playing and completing games between His father died in and mother in In he divorced Gloria and in married Olga Chagodayev, a Russian princess. During this time he played 63 games, winning 40 and drawing 23, including his successful title match against Lasker.

Between and his World Championship match against Capabblanca, Capablanca had only lost four games of the match and tournament games he had played. Capablanca played himself in Chess Fever http: Pudovkin at the Moscow tournament. The film can be seen at http: On 7 MarchCapablanca collapsed at the Manhattan Chess Club and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died the next morning from “a cerebral haemorrhage provoked by hypertension”. Emanuel Lasker had died in the same hospital the year before.


Capablanca proposed a new chess variant, played on a 10×10 board or a 10×8 board. He introduced two new pieces. The chancellor had the combined moves of a rook and knight the piece could move like a rook or hcess knight.

The other piece was the archbishop that had the combined moves of a bishop and knight. Botvinnik observed that Alekhine had received much schooling from Capablanca in positional play, before their fight for the world title made them bitter enemies. With his death, we have lost a very great chess genius whose like we shall never see again. Bill Wall’s Chess Master Profiles – http: A list of books about Capablanca can be found at http: R Iglesias vs Capablanca. Capablanca vs E Delmonte. Leon Paredes vs Capablanca.

C44 King’s Pawn Game. Capablanca vs E Corzo. J Corzo vs Capablanca. Capablanca vs A Fiol.

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A Gavilan vs Capablanca. A Ettlinger vs Capablanca. Capablanca vs M Marceau. M M Sterling vs Capablanca. Capablanca vs J A Blanco. E Delmonte vs Capablanca. D00 Queen’s Pawn Oof. Capablanca vs Leon Paredes. E Corzo vs Capablanca.

Capablanca vs J Corzo.

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A Fiol vs Capablanca. C55 Two Knights Defense. Capablanca vs A Gavilan.

Capablanca vs M M Sterling. C40 King’s Knight Opening. J A Blanco vs Capablanca. Capablanca vs C Echevarria. May I remind you that I am a bottom-feeder? Santa Claus kibitz Some people do need the occasional reminder about their manners.

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A friend in capablqnca is a friend indeed. Check out Soltis’ book on Marshall. In reality, even though the spectators favoured their fellow Cuban, they were sporting enough to give Marshall thunderous applause. But when Marshall heard the very loud sound, he feared for his life, so he got the security to speed him out of there and back to his hotel. Later he learned they were cheering for him. Are you sure Soltis’s books are the ideal source for debunking tall tales?

The list is complete: It allows some interesting conclusions. As a simple example I mention that none of the games of the WC match is contained in the list J Mieses vs Capablanca, is one of the Capa escapes listed.

Here click for larger view Mieses as White should have played Qxc6 though even after Qxc6 I’d put money on Capa making a draw. This was the 2nd game of a two game match.

The other game in this match Capablanca vs J Mieses, played the day before the game on this page, is listed as an ‘Exhibition Game. Soltis in his Marshall book cites the autobiography of Marshall himself.