Capablanca in the United Kingdom
379 pages, hardback, Moravian, 1. edition 2006
The stay in the British Isles in the second half of 1919 and in January, 1920, was an immense success. In August, 1919, he first attended the international chess tournament at Hastings and then went on a long tour of 36 simultaneous exhibitions in 28 English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish cities, achieving from the total of 1643 games the score of +1513-41=89. In the autumn of 1920, J. R. Capablanca again crossed the Atlantic to the Netherlands in order to discuss the final problems relating to the match for the world champion title with Emanuel Lasker. Then, in Britain, he would play two more simultaneous matches in Bristol and Woolwich.
This book is divided into five main parts describing all Capablanca's visits to and simultaneous exhibitions in the British Isles with a special chapter devoted to the international tournament at Hastings in August, 1919.
The monograph is based on a detailed study of the British chess magazines, Chess Amateur and British Chess Magazine, and, in particular, the regular chess columns and daily reporting in British newspapers. With his research, the author managed to document almost all of Capablanca's activities during this particular period in great detail. He also collected a large amount of completely unknown data and games of this master. As an example, in comparison with the Caparrós collection, which documented 69 games played in the British Isles in 1911-1920, the author of this monograph succeeded in discovering 123 games.
The author attempted to assemble not only the available information on Capablanca's activities and his existing games, but he used the majority of period analyses and commentaries from British chess columns and magazines. We will gratefully accept from our readers any reminders, corrections and additions referring to Capablanca's stay in the British Isles in 1911-1920.
011 Capablanca's First Scheduled Stay in the U.K. in 1911
018 Capablanca's First Visit to Britain in 1911
018 II. 1. Capablanca in London in January 1911
021 II. 2. Capablanca in London in November 1911
035 II. 3. Conclusion
036 Game Section
053 Capablanca in London in 1913
053 III. 1. Capablanca's Chess Activities in 1913
059 III. 2. Capablanca's Simultaneous Exhibitions in London in 1913
063 III. 3. Conclusion
064 Game Section
077 Capablanca in the United Kingdom in 1919-1920
077 IV. 1. Introduction
079 IV. 2. Victory Chess Congress at Hastings in 1919
110 Game Section
176 IV. 3. Capablanca's Simultaneous Tour (1919-1920)
242 Game Section
360 IV. 4. Capablanca in Great Britain in October 1920
364 Game Section
368 IV. 5. Conclusion
375 Index of Capablanca's Opponents and Consultation Partners
377 Opening Index
378 Index of Simultaneous and Consultation Exhibitions