Capablanca


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Capablanca

José Raúl , called Capa or the Chess Machine 1888--1942, Cuban chess player; world champion 1921--27.
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America's longest-running yearly international, the chessfest is being held in honor of the Cuban world champion, Jose Raul Capablanca.
Sultan Khan had the rare distinction of beating the legendary Jose Raoul Capablanca of Cuba, who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927.
Almost 60 years since her first simultaneous games, on six boards side-by-side at a Chess Olympiad in 1957, Brigitta Sinka overtook the magic 13,545 number attributed to Capablanca (1888-1942), one of the world's best-ever players.
And, not since Cuban Jose Capablanca beat German Emmanuel Lasker in 1921, has there been a World Championship match that did not feature a Russian or Soviet bloc player or even a former Eastern bloc player, as Veselin Topalov was.
Nicknamed 'The Human Chess Machine' for the simplicity and speed of his style, Capablanca not only has a claim to be the greatest player of all time, but is also arguably the finest ever player of Blitz Chess, in which players are only allowed five minutes per move.
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Complication, incidentally, is a watchmaker's term, and nobody would deny that the first wristwatches had been less complex than the Breguets favored by Byron and Pushkin, just as in chess, ancient gambits and openings are child's play next to the Rubik's Cubes of Alekhine and Capablanca. Complicating the position on the board, as every player knows, is what chess is all about.
His approach attracted numerous followers, and the Cuban maestro Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942) made a great success with the Modern style.
CAPABLANCA," a Cuban who dominated the world of chess from 1921 to 1927 (Gutmayer n.
When the young Botvinnik bested then world champion Jose-Raul Capablanca (Cuba) on a board in a simultaneous exhibition, however, he became a sensation.