Sanchez: José Raúl Capablanca

Sanchez: José Raúl Capablanca

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This is the most complete and thorough biography of Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man, follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion, his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life. What emerges is a portrait of a complex man with far-ranging interests and concerns, in stark contrast to his robotic reputation as \''the chess machine.\''

Meticulously researched, utilizing many sources available only in Capablanca\''s home country, it puts truth to legend regarding a man who stood astride the chess world in of its most dynamic and dramatic eras. Numerous games and diagrams complement the text, as do a wealth of photographs.




Foreword by Andy Soltis


Havana the Eldorado of Chess

Tadeo\''s Saga

The Boy Prodigy

Champion of the Americas

The Prodigal Son

The New Conquistador

In Morphy\''s Footsteps

A King in Waiting

The World Chess Championship, 1921

The Crowned King

Slipups at the Summit

More Challenges, New Triumphs

The World Chess Championship, 1927

The Eternal Challenger

Twilight Intermezzo

Smiling Again

The Silent Killer

His Last Bow


Capablanca 5 Matches


Appendix I: Capablanca on Four Great Predecessors

(Articulos sobre sus predecesores en Critica, 1927)


Appendix II: \''The Illness and Death of Jose Raul Capablanca,\'' by Dr. Orlando Hernandez-Meilan, Neurologist


Chapter Notes




Index of Images


Index of Opponents


Index of Openings ( by Traditional Name)


Index of Openings (by ECO Code)


General Index


553 Seiten, 60 Fotos, fester Einband, 1. Auflage 2015, englisch.