Capablanca y Graupera Jose Raoul
Born: Nov 19, 1888 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 53 years of age.
Categories: Chess Player
1888 - He was born on the 19th of November.
1911 - Capablanca challenged Emanuel Lasker for the world championship.
1913 - Capablanca played in his home town of Havana where he came in second to Frank Marshall.
1913 - In September, Capablanca secured a job in the Cuban Foreign Office.
- Capablanca traveled to Europe on his way to the Consulate at St Petersburg to play matches or exhibition games against their leading masters.
1914 - He beat Bernstein in Moscow in a game listed in many anthologies as a brilliancy for winning move. Qb2!! and for the new strategy with hanging pawns. In Kiev, he won among others against Fedor Bogatyrchuk. Then in Vienna he defeated both Richard Réti and Savielly Tartakower 1.5-0.5 each.
1919 - Capablanca overwhelmed the strong Serbian Kostic with five straight wins, whereupon Kostic resigned the match.
1924 - Capablanca was second behind Lasker at New York, and again ahead of third-placed Alekhine.
1925 - He was third behind Efim Bogoljubov and Lasker at Moscow.
1927 - Capablanca had overwhelming success in New York, a quadruple-round robin with six of the world's top players.
1942 - On the 7th of March, he was happily kibitzing a skittles game at the Manhattan Chess Club in New York when he collapsed from a stroke.
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