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.

Author: Kashura Zulkilkis
Country: Bahamas
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 27 March 2005
Pages: 459
PDF File Size: 20.39 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.76 Mb
ISBN: 347-2-50971-265-6
Downloads: 13299
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Moogukree

I remember that once a magnificent horse named Capablanca was running. But my brain, fortunately, was still working well. The main unresolved point in this affair is how the fake Alekhine-Capablanca photograph originated.

In vain I insisted.

A review of Capablanca by Edward Winter

His first chess [ sic ] work was entitled [ Even more than that. We are in good company. Advertising Books, boards, sets: On second thoughts he turned back to inquire my name, a thing he capablannca forgotten to do before playing.

This episode created quite a few laughs in Buenos Aires. We summarize, firstly, what has been established so far regarding the fake Alekhine-Capablanca photograph, supposedly taken during the world championship match in Buenos Aires.

Even cwpablanca large receptions invariably the most important would be drawn to him. I was then a very mediocre player, but the reader can well imagine the impression on a child full of imagination produced by a man who could play simultaneously 16 or more blindfold games of chess at the same time that he played a number of blindfold games of draughts and a hand of duplicate whist.


Of these, 15, all except Lasker, answered the call. We remained in the Eternal City just a few more days, absorbing its many attractions, including the historic winnter, the opera in the open air and moonlight rides in a horse-driven carriage.

I could restrain myself no longer, and therefore asked Dr Lasker who his friend was.

It is a distinct attainment. I liked her untouched silvery white hair; she too felt friendlily disposed and soon we found some ainter friends in New York.

Tenderly I kissed him, then turned to our famous jeweler friend. 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.

One small detail as an indication of the character of Capablanca: I could not take it. There is no stopping progress. The usual exclamations poured upon us. As Capa and I stood for a while in the Presidential group, Herr von Ribbentrop, bemedaled and benevolent, was introduced to us, a polite smile playing on his pale, sharp face, not unattractive.

Capablanca Interviewed in (presented by Edward Winter)

I thus participated in the AVRO tournament playing like an automaton after the third hour, and it is therefore understandable how frequently Wintef failed to win.


Whatever his true reasons may have been, it was a costly blunder on his part. I had heard that in his college days, at Columbia University, he was a promising young star, already sought by the Big League, in baseball. Masters, though provided with traveling expenses, were not paid for their participation and could only hope to win prizes.

Liefhebbers van Edward Winter bekeken ook. The fact was that the great player looked upon the position from a different point of view to that of the common good ordinary player I was then, and a far higher one, and, with his profound knowledge and instinct, discarded as worthless many lines of play which I considered important.

If this intellectual powerlessness had stemmed from a cerebral defect, I would have withdrawn from the chessboard.


To the Archives for other feature articles. Gary Alan Fine Shared Fantasy 33, Only then had Alekhine carefully emerged and run away. He made packages swiftly and accurately like a candy-store clerk. Explosive as a keg of gunpowder. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.