Capablanca


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Capablanca

(Spanish kapaˈβlaŋka)
n
(Biography) José Raúl (xoˈse raˈul), called Capa or the Chess Machine 1888–1942, Cuban chess player; world champion 1921–27
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Capablanca Pat Flynn 7th, 1m maiden, Limerick, July 7 There was plenty to like about the slightly belated debut of this Dansili colt at Limerick, and it looks certain there will be plenty of improvement to come.
Meanwhile, Samuel Shankland (USA) and Alexey Dreev (Russia), made charges to share the lead after three rounds of the 53rd Capablanca Memorial at the Habana Libre Hotel in Cuba's capital city of Havana.
Chessmetrics ranked him sixth in the world in May 1933, behind only Alekhine, Kashdan, Flohr, Capablanca, and Euwe.
At the highest level Tal, Kasparov and Carlsen are viewed as brilliant exponents of the former and Capablanca and Petrosian chas mpions of the latter.
Indeed, 2016 is a banner year for So, an avid social-media citizen who now spends more time reading books of chess greats like Garry Kasparov and Jose Raul Capablanca when preparing for tournaments.
S<AEa>nchez presents students, academics, and general interest readers with an examination of the life and legacy of Cuban World Chess Champion Jos<AE> Ra<AEu>l Capablanca. The author has organized the main body of his text in eighteen chronological chapters devoted to CapablancaAEs early live in Havana, his rise to prominence as the chess champion of the Americas, his tenure as world champion from 1921 to 1927, his life after the chess championships of 1927, his legacy in Cuban and elsewhere, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
The range of correspondents is vast, including conductors such as Albert Coates, Sir Henry Wood, Sergei Koussevitzky, Hermann Scherchen, and Ernest Ansermet; soloists Joseph Szigeti, Pablo Casals, Robert Soetens, and Fedor Chaliapin; composers Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Miaskovsky, and Maurice Ravel; directors Vsevolod Meyerhold and Alexander Tairov; Ballets Russes impresario Serge Diaghilev; and chess grandmaster Jose Capablanca. Business papers include financial materials such as bills and accounts, contracts and legal papers, and correspondence concerning concerts in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, England, the Soviet Union, and Germany, as well as materials relating to the publication and copyright of Prokofiev's works.
After decades spent playing simultaneous chess, an 87-year-old Hungarian pensioner clinched a world record Sunday, by finally overtaking a total set by 1920s Cuban grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca.