THE Chess strategy With Jose Raul Capabalanca
José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. One of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play.Due to his achievements in the chess world, mastery over the board and his relatively simple style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine"
In this one Capabalanca faces the other Lasker.
In this one Capabalanca faces Nimzowitsch.
This game was perhaps the beginning of what would become an old grudge, much the way die-hard Beatles fans view Yoko. Long before the two giants became enemies and bitter rivals, they were for a brief few days, friends. It was said Alekhine and Capa were inseparable at the St Petersburg tournament... until the party. A young baroness invited the two GMs to a party at her home in their honour. Both were hoping to make a splash with high-born Russian ladies in attendance. Unfortunately for Alekhine, Capa's charm rating was somewhere in the 2850 range. The tragic result: Capablanca 1 Alekhine 0. --- Capa charmed the living daylights out of the young ladies and had them all clapping their hands in delight with his wit, his easy elegance, and also his Rudolph Valentino-style good looks. Sergei Shishko described the power of Capa's charisma in almost worshipful tones: "Capablanca arrived in a tuxedo with a shiny ivory chrysanthemum in his lapel. The spirited Cuban had a golden tan and expressive velvety eyes which seemed to sparkle." It was whispered that the shy and socially inept Alekhine sat in a corner mumbling to himself, thinking dark thoughts about Cubans, as Capa danced the night away. Perhaps it is possible to simultaneously love and hate another, since Capa and Alekhine mutually admired and despised each other for the rest of their lives.
This is another game of Capabalanca with Janowski, D.