24 ( +1 | -1 ) November 19th, 1888.José Raùl Capablanca was born 120 years ago.....But his talent is still famous now. World champion 1921-1927. His stats: Games played: 583 Games won: 302 (52%) Games draw: 246 (42%) Games lost: 35 (6%).
27 ( +1 | -1 ) Alekhine said (paraphrase) "With his death we have lost a great chess genius whose like we shall never see again" He also said "I have never seen anyone with such a flabbergasted quickness of chess comprehension"
29 ( +1 | -1 ) For studentsThose who are starting to study chess should go through analyzed games of Capablanca. The clarity of his logic would help them a great deal. Also, he made very few blunders- a fact which serves to make the themes of his games more easily understood.