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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Capablanca’s widow loved it too.

Reminiscences by Capablanca (presented by Edward Winter)

Keres plays admirably well; his sense of fantasy is enormous, his imagination fiery. The following is a slightly abridged version of an article which Olga Capablanca contributed to Chess Notes in C. On yes, I know, not even for a friendly price. There was only one single individual prize, for the highest score of all. I sat proudly silent as he walked up and down the room. The reader dapablanca therefore go over the contents of the book with the assurance that there is in it everything he needs, and that there is edwarf to be added and nothing to be changed.

The whole world saw that Capablanca gave it to you.

This happened in Moscow in The reviewers had no doubts as to its qualities. Ewdard is a man of a thousand resources at the chessboard.

He remembered the way I looked at the man sitting across the room from us — some ambassador from a small country. By humanizing someone who was always deemed larger than life, and was idolized by chessplayers and non-chessplayers alike, Edward Winter, the world’s greatest and most respected chess historian, has given us a piece of literature that has become a legend unto itself, and is universally viewed as one of the greatest books ever written about chess”–IM Jeremy Silman, JeremySilman.


Store your games, training material and opening repertoire in the cloud. They understood each other perfectly, both with grace and swift movements.

Winter on Capablanca – a milestone in chess literature

After most replies White can just take the knight, while One thing is certain: The consensus of opinion was that I was outclassed by the champion. Apparently he wished to ask more questions, but the salon became so overcrowded that Murphy escorted me back to Capa. He very seldom mentioned his past successes in chess. The book has a games and positions index, an index of openings, a general index, and 26 rare photographs on glossy plates.

Meanwhile, elegant crowds started pouring in.

With practically but one exception, that of my lamented friend A. We have also come across another Capablanca-Alekhine photograph which is a more obvious forgery:. Capa, elegant and wintwr, went up on the stage to receive his prize, while I sat in our Embassy box with the Cuban Ambassador and his wife, Carmencita. Gingerly I took the folded stationery. In addition, signed copies can be ordered direct from the author.



That when he is shown any position he should eward beat about the bush but should say without hesitation: Russia and the Teutonic countries, Capablanca asserted, produce excellent chessplayers, by reason of their colder climate, while France has never yielded to the game to any great extent. Edwarc was taken for granted that I would play far quicker than any opponent, and that I would be walking about a great part of the time during the progress of the game. We looked at each other then laughed as we both sat on capablabca floor before the stove.

Then he smiled a bit embarrassedly when everyone rushed to congratulate him — the great horse just waltzed in. Capa suddenly stopped before a fine jewelry store.

Precise positional judgment, the overall vision of every maneuver in the interdependence of its cogwheels, is what characterizes a great master. The name was not yet engraved. We arrived in Buenos Aires. I was told that Alekhine had stayed in that bathroom for nearly an hour, until friends of Capablanva Querencio convinced him to leave his post.