The Unknown Capablanca Life and Games



The Unknown Capablanca Life and Games
The Cuban genius Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942) is one of the all-time chess greats. This book collects together 208 of his lesser-known games from casual play and minor events, as well as two studies, one composed jointly with Lasker. The games which Capablanca played in major international tournaments and matches are not included.
Capablanca was a prodigy – “chess was his mother tongue”, one writer was moved to say – and his earliest recorded game is given here. It was played against Ramon Iglesias in Havana on the 17 September 1893. Iglesias gave queen odds to the boy, then aged 4 years and 8 months, but lost in 38 moves. Also included are all 13 games of the match that Capablanca won against Juan Corzo, then champion of Cuba, in November and December of 1901.


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