Capablanca Interviewed in Edward Winter. Below is our translation of an interview with Capablanca published in the Buenos Aires magazine El Gráfico. Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Chess Genius José Raúl Capablanca, [Edward Winter] on Amazon. com. Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations Genius Jose Capablanca, [Edward Winter] on Amazon. com.

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Live games for Premium members from the World Championship match in London. One small detail as an indication of the character of Capablanca: Katchushko would perform endlessly, fluffy little tail up and making little meows asking for more.

No one, so far, has been able to avoid mistakes in chess. He could never be callous to the suffering of anything alive. For the first time he experienced a feeling he had not known before, and it was most powerful. This was edwqrd first as well as one of edwarx most interesting of many similar experiences. By leaps and bounds I reached the top class in three months, and I was not over 12 when I defeated the champion of Cuba in edwadd set match.

Bach was his favorite, then came Mozart and Beethoven, while I preferred more modern composers, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Grieg, Debussy, etc.

Like a happy little boy he put the velvet box with the medal right before me. Soon afterwards we were scheduled to return to Cuba, where Capablanca was invited to play in a local tournament. I would, however, mention an incident that so intrigued Capa that he spoke of it on exward occasions.

A review of Capablanca by Edward Winter – Compulsive Reader

Later he told me he had had blackness before his eyes when he rushed out, to throw some cold water on his face in the wash-room. In a corner of the room two elderly gentlemen were playing. He stayed quite a while. Capablanca is a book simply not to be missed. Their salaries were comparatively modest, especially those of the representatives edwarr small countries.


As we arrived at the Exward the bells of some ancient church nearby melodiously announced the hour. When the time came to depart to Argentina, Capa decided to leave our car at the Cuban Legation in Paris.

Capablanca – A Compendium Of Games Notes etc.

There was incompatibility of character, and he had always traveled a lot. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Build and maintain your repertoire. I am not the Capablanca of when, at the age of 30, my conception was even more lucid and effective than the Capablanca ofwho won the world championship.

That in the long run served him well, since he was light on his clothes, and they seemed to be enchanted against wrinkles or dust. One of the interesting revelations made by the champion is that he does not make a habit of polishing up on the game or studying moves in advance of a game.

Yet Fapablanca possessed only the most necessary outfits that his position required, everything of excellent material, finely cut.

Capa measured his fast stride to her slow steps. Adored and pursued by women, naturally, he had had many infatuations, none of them too serious. We left Paris at the end of summer,and our first stop on the way to South America was Italy. I promised edwars do my best. I remember Capa woke me up by gently touching my shoulder, to give me a few folded sheets of Regina stationery, on which he had written the score of Capa v Tartakower.

Against Fine I had two won games; against Alekhine I should have won one game; and another one against Keres, thanks to an advantageous position which I built up conscientiously.

During the Second World War, Olga asked her husband who the best generals were. Capa returned to us while the enormous crowd watched. Their meaning is simple: His handwriting was calligraphic, every letter beautifully drawn, even if written in a hurry. This picture was also the illustration in the Wildhagen volume on Capablanca Hamburg, Dempsey Bibliography of the Blackfoot 45, Keres did not accept my offer then, and only did so six moves later.

Book ratings by Xapablanca. They have just arrived, and the Ambassador is with them.


On finding out, his pride was evidently relieved, and he apologized for having given me odds, adding that he had never thought it was possible for such a mite of a boy to play as I did. So I have done my best, as promised.

The protracted and ultimately unsuccessful exchanges for a rematch with Alekhine take up a fair amount of the book. I was sent to Petrograd, where I remained until 14 Julyscarcely two weeks before the outbreak of the Great War. The short man was heard with evident respect by those around the table.

Many of our hours were spent in front of their cages in the zoos of fdward countries. The incident was dealt with, but Capa still looked at me questioningly. But at the moment of transforming my advantage into victory, I found that my brain was not functioning and I then continued playing not with my head but with my hands.

Capablanca Goes Algebraic by Edward Winter

For me he had different rules — this he proclaimed several times. We follow his chess career from prodigy to young pretender to world champion; and even though the loss to Alekhine took the wind out of his sails for a bit, renewal and revitalisation followed soon after.

As we crossed the Equator I was impressed by Pernambuco, with its tropical atmosphere of dejection. He held himself erect, the posture of his head superb, his gestures well proportioned, winte of a man used to public appearances.

Many times I have witnessed the most appalling mistakes without saying a word until I have been asked. Such compositions are easy to make, and it took me just a few minutes to adapt the same original picture to include the fake Alekhine v Capablanca photograph: