Capablanca Interviewed in Edward Winter. Below is our translation of an interview with Capablanca published in the Buenos Aires magazine El Gráfico. Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Chess Genius José Raúl Capablanca, [Edward Winter] on Amazon. com. Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations Genius Jose Capablanca, [Edward Winter] on Amazon. com.

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Writings are by and about Capablanca; the minute details of his life and games proceed chronologically; the controversies of his career are especially well documented. Openings, Middlegame, Endgame Lessons. I thus participated in the AVRO tournament playing like an automaton after the third hour, and it is therefore understandable how frequently I failed to win.

A couple of times we had arguments. Furthermore, it was in their Russian books on Capablanca Moscow,pageand Moscow,page I would be called if needed. My own modest savings were soon spent.

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Olga Capablanca mentioned such an incident to us a number of times in writing and orallyand below we reproduce verbatim what she wrote to us on 26 July His hat Capa changed only when it was completely worn-out; nor did he wear it at a becoming angle, turning down the brim. I was passing by at that moment and they asked me my opinion. The short man was heard with evident respect by those around the table. I promised to do my best. While Capa preferred to abstain from most social activities, except of course the official ones, sometimes he would surprisingly accompany me to some modest home of my exiled compatriots.


Slightly embarrassed, I tried to explain: A gentleman, he could not envisage the adverse effect produced by his sincerity.

Their meaning is simple: Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is. So I have done it for wlnter.

He smiled and promised to take care of the situation. He was incapable of telling a lie.

After most replies White can just take the knight, while To the Chess Notes main page. She listened attentively to the end. Apparently he wished to ask more questions, but the salon became so overcrowded that Murphy escorted me back to Capa.

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From then on the cheating had stopped and Capablanca had won the tournament all by himself. In the years that I had known Capa he had never played in private, he had never practised, nor even had a chess set at home. It was impossible to know whether it should be accepted or refused.

Proof of this may edwar found in my performance in the final round of the International Team Tournament where, irrespective of names, I played better than anybody else.

This game shows any chessplayer the extraordinary quality of play, which he possesses even today as a glorious septuagenarian, of Dr Emanuel Lasker, world champion for 25 [ sic ] years. It should then be re-read, playing through capanlanca the games with their marvelous annotations by Capa.

Two more people arrived about this time through the same entrance: At one time, Capa, the head of the Cuban team, was due to play against Alekhine. Build and maintain your repertoire.



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I remember Capa woke me up by gently touching my shoulder, to give me a few folded sheets of Regina stationery, on which he had written the score of Capa v Tartakower. It must be said, however, that most of them had distinguished themselves in some particular field. In my winfer it was one of the historical Steinitz-Chigorin encounters, extensively discussed in Havana at the time. I am not the Capablanca of when, at the age of 30, capalbanca conception was even more lucid and effective than the Capablanca ofwho won the world championship.

I had joined Capa to bid farewell to all the chess participants in the tournament. The couple had two children, but the marriage proved unsuccessful. I often have had men and women of otherwise fine intelligence actually ask me if I did not fear I would lose my reason by continuing to play the game.

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