José Raúl Capablanca (Third World Chess Champion) Bio

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José Raúl Capablanca
Third World Chess Champion

 

 

José Raúl Capablanca was the third World Chess Champion. He lived from November 19, 1888 to March 8, 1942. Capablanca was a Cuban world chess champion. He became world chess champion when he beat Emanuel Lasker in 1921 and reigned until 1927 when he was defeated by Alexander Alekhine. Capablanca was undefeated from February 10, 1916 to March 21, 1924.

 

José Raúl Capablanca was/is ranked one of the greatest chess players of all time. Capablanca excelled in simple positions and endgames, and his positional judgment was outstanding, that most attacks were unsuccessful without any discernible defensive efforts on his part. He could also use aggressive tactical play to exploit a positional advantage.

 

José Raúl Capablanca was nicknamed “Human Chess Machine” because of his mastery over the board and his relatively simple style of play. Boris Spassky (World Chess Champion from 1969 to 1972) considered him the best chess player of all time.

 

Capablanca versus Lasker, 1921

 

1. e4e5 2. Nf3Nc6 3. Bb5a6 4. Bc6dc6 5. d4ed4 6. Qd4Qd4 7. Nd4Bd6 8. Nc3Ne7 9. O-OO-O 10. f4Re8 11. Nb3f6 12. f5b6 13. Bf4Bb7 14. Bd6cd6 15. Nd4Rad8 16. Ne6Rd7 17. Rad1Nc8 18. Rf2b5 19. Rfd2Rde7 20. b4Kf7 21. a3Ba8 22. Kf2Ra7 23. g4h6 24. Rd3a5 25. h4ab4 26. ab4Rae7 27. Kf3Rg8 28. Kf4g6 29. Rg3g5 30. Kf3Nb6 31. hg5hg5 32. Rh3Rd7 33. Kg3Ke8 34. Rdh1Bb7 35. e5de5 36. Ne4Nd5 37. N6c5Bc8 38. Nd7Bd7 39. Rh7Rf8 40. Ra1Kd8 41. Ra8Bc8 42. Nc5