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andy94 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%).

What else to say about this Great Champion?
ketchuplover 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"
ionadowman 7 ( +1 | -1 )
And yet... ... it seems he didn't really like the game all that much...
gamlet 29 ( +1 | -1 )
For students Those 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.