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José Raúl Capablanca

553 pages, library binding, McFarland, 1. edition 2015.

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This is the most complete and thorough biography of José Raúl 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.&rdquo

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.

Author Miguel A. Sanchez is a well known chess journalist and historian in Cuba, he also wrote several other books about Cuban contemporary history. He lives in Bayside, New York.

Language English
Author Sanchez, Miguel A.
Publisher McFarland
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 1.15 kg
Width 17.9 cm
Height 25.6 cm
Pages 553
ISBN-13 978-0-7864-7004-4
Year of Publication 2015
Binding library binding
Photos 60

001 Foreword by Andy Soltis

003 Preface

007 Havana the Eldorado of Chess

050 Tadeo's Saga

062 The Boy Prodigy

104 Champion of the Americas

123 The Prodigal Son

152 The New Conquistador

186 In Morphy's Footsteps

208 A King in Waiting

233 The World Chess Championship, 1921

255 The Crowned King

275 Slipups at the Summit

300 More Challenges, New Triumphs

322 The World Chess Championship, 1927

351 The Eternal Challenger

390 Twilight Intermezzo

416 Smiling Again

433 The Silent Killer

450 His Last Bow

477 Epilogue

480 Capablanca 5 Matches

481 Appendix I: Capablanca on Four Great Predecessors

486 (Articulos sobre sus predecesores en Critica, 1927)

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

497 Chapter Notes

535 Bibliography

537 Index of Images

538 Index of Opponents

539 Index of Openings ( by Traditional Name)

540 Index of Openings (by ECO Code)

541 General Index

José Raúl Capablanca