In November 1938, a Dutch radio company AVRO ... [more]
Player: Jose Raul Capablanca
| page 1 of 1; 14 games
|1. Flohr vs Capablanca
||½-½||41||1938||AVRO||D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|2. Capablanca vs Alekhine
||½-½||48||1938||AVRO||E17 Queen's Indian|
|3. Fine vs Capablanca
||½-½||44||1938||AVRO||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|4. Capablanca vs Botvinnik
||½-½||26||1938||AVRO||D93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3|
|5. Reshevsky vs Capablanca
||½-½||56||1938||AVRO||E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|6. Keres vs Capablanca
||1-0||38||1938||AVRO||C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line|
|7. Capablanca vs Euwe
||1-0||40||1938||AVRO||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|8. Capablanca vs Flohr
||1-0||37||1938||AVRO||D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit|
|9. Alekhine vs Capablanca
||1-0||35||1938||AVRO||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|10. Capablanca vs Fine
||½-½||42||1938||AVRO||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|11. Botvinnik vs Capablanca
||1-0||41||1938||AVRO||E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|12. Capablanca vs Reshevsky
||½-½||42||1938||AVRO||D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit|
|13. Capablanca vs Keres
||½-½||42||1938||AVRO||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|14. Euwe vs Capablanca
||1-0||39||1938||AVRO||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
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|Apr-26-15|| ||Everett: Petrosianic: <The best aged tournament performance has got to be a 55 year old Lasker winning by a substantial margin over a field containing Capablanca and Alekhine at New York 1924>
<Possibly, although two other candidates leap to mind:|
1) Smyslov making it to the Candidates Final at age 63.
2) Lasker going undefeated at Moscow 1935, at age 66.>
Says <tournament> performance, quite clearly. Not match.
|Apr-26-15|| ||offramp: My favourite tournament performance is Kasparov's at Linares (1999).|
|Apr-27-15|| ||A.T PhoneHome: Kasparov was, by his own admission, at his peak in 1999. 10.5/14 is a very strong feat against the field he was facing!|
|Apr-27-15|| ||offramp: Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?|
|Apr-27-15|| ||A.T PhoneHome: I don't affiliate myself with politics so can't really say. Anyways, what makes you conclude such (not saying you're dead-wrong, just interested)?|
I guess his attitude as a player is one thing.
|May-20-15|| ||Everett: <Apr-27-15
member offramp: Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>
You are indeed alone! ;-)
|May-20-15|| ||RookFile: Lasker going 16 out of 20 at New York 1924. Forget about it, nothing else by a senior equals that in tournament play.|
|Sep-01-15|| ||offramp: Whenever I hear the name AVRO I think of the English AVRO, the aeroplane company, and not the Dutch AVRO. It's a pity that AVRO the English company didn't sponsor Margate (1938). That would have been excellent!!|
|Sep-01-15|| ||whiteshark: |
<AVRO> - your game.
<AVRO> - You see this name, you think dirty.
There's a bit of <AVRO> in all of us.
|Sep-01-15|| ||AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>|
You probably aren't. But you and others who share the same opinion should consider that if Kasparov was a better politician than he is a chess player he would be the President of Russia.
|Sep-01-15|| ||keypusher: <AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>
You probably aren't. >
Don't encourage him!
<offramp> Hell yes.
|Sep-18-15|| ||The Kings Domain: Considering the results a changing of the guard really, a passing of the torch.|
|Feb-27-16|| ||rgr459: If I could go back in time to see any tournament in history, it would be this one.|
|Feb-28-16|| ||MissScarlett: Hastings 1895 for me. August on the English coast.|
|Feb-28-16|| ||rgr459: 4 world champions - just think how much chess history was in that tournament. From Capablanca to Keres, players in this tournament were at the top of world chess from the 1900's-70's.|
|Mar-29-16|| ||offramp: Het Aamsteldamiske Vereenigingen Rijksmuseeum Oranjeboom.|
|Mar-29-16|| ||perfidious: You don't mess around with The Big Oranje, lemme tell ya.|
|Mar-29-16|| ||diceman: <offramp: Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>|
What would make you think that?
He's been the World Champion as one, and unemployed as the other.
Maybe that is a "better" politician! :)
|Apr-04-16|| ||ughaibu: 50% world champions here, as at St. Petersburg (1895/96). 60% in the final at St Petersburg (1914), but, how about the 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003)?|
|Apr-04-16|| ||Phony Benoni: 60% also at FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948). |
There must be some over-the-board tournaments, especially in more recent times with more active world champions around, that can beat 60%.
|Apr-04-16|| ||Phony Benoni: Case in point: Las Palmas (1996) with either 67% or 83%, depending on if y ou count Topalov.|
|Apr-04-16|| ||Benzol: Pity there isn't a page for the 1966 Soviet Team Championship. IIRC Botvinnik, Petrosian, Smyslov, Tal and Spassky all played in that one.|
|Apr-04-16|| ||ughaibu: Phony Benoni: Yes, I can't imagine how I forgot about the 1948 championship tournament, and 67% is pretty good without any jokes about Topalov. |
Benzol, I guess I take your meaning but wouldn't that require us to ignore all but the first board players?
|Jun-25-16|| ||backrank: >> AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>
You probably aren't. But you and others who share the same opinion should consider that if Kasparov was a better politician than he is a chess player he would be the President of Russia.<<|
No, he would be President of the Universe.
|Jun-25-16|| ||Absentee: <AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>|
You probably aren't. But you and others who share the same opinion should consider that if Kasparov was a better politician than he is a chess player he would be the President of Russia.>
No, let's put it this other way: if he were equally good at both, he'd be drooling over the chessboard trying to understand how the horsie thing moves.
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