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Havana (1965) Chess Event Description
The 4th Capablanca Memorial International Chess Tournament was held in the capital city of Havana in Cuba. Eighteen grandmasters and six masters participated in the round-robin event at the Habana Libre hotel from August 25 to September 26, 1965. It was one of the best-funded tournaments at the time, due to Ché Guevara's patronage. As the director of the Cuban National Bank and Minister of Industry, he guaranteed a $3000 first prize with more than $4500 to be dispersed among the next five finishers. This ed ... [more]

Player: Ludek Pachman

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Pachman vs Ivkov  ½-½33 1965 HavanaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. I Bilek vs Pachman  ½-½22 1965 HavanaD94 Grunfeld
3. Pachman vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-029 1965 HavanaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. J H Donner vs Pachman  0-151 1965 HavanaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
5. Pachman vs Kholmov  ½-½26 1965 HavanaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
6. F J Perez Perez vs Pachman  0-137 1965 HavanaE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
7. Pachman vs H Lehmann  ½-½38 1965 HavanaA17 English
8. V Ciocaltea vs Pachman  ½-½33 1965 HavanaC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. Pachman vs Tringov  ½-½41 1965 HavanaD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Parma vs Pachman  ½-½30 1965 HavanaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Pachman vs G Garcia  1-046 1965 HavanaA22 English
12. Robatsch vs Pachman  1-044 1965 HavanaC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. Pachman vs Fischer ½-½40 1965 HavanaE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
14. Pachman vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½28 1965 HavanaA15 English
15. Geller vs Pachman  ½-½41 1965 HavanaE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
16. Pachman vs Doda 1-037 1965 HavanaA56 Benoni Defense
17. W Pietzsch vs Pachman  ½-½52 1965 HavanaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Pachman vs Smyslov  ½-½21 1965 HavanaA30 English, Symmetrical
19. O'Kelly vs Pachman  ½-½28 1965 HavanaC66 Ruy Lopez
20. Pachman vs Wade  1-023 1965 HavanaD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Szabo vs Pachman  ½-½42 1965 HavanaE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-26-13  ughaibu: Professor! Shouldn't it be 'three years before', rather than "three years ago"?
Feb-05-15  suenteus po 147: <ughaibu> Yes. Yes it should. And it looks like someone already heard you since it's corrected now.
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  swordfish: Wow - 21 rounds! That's what I call a chess tournament!
Feb-05-15  suenteus po 147: <swordfish> This was back in the days of adjournments. Once the two players made the time control they were done for the day and could have dinner, smoke, and maybe play some tennis or go bowling (not necessarily with each other). So it was possible to have longer tournaments without substantial 'fatigue' creeping into the player performance (though even then there are still certain of examples of that from tournaments at this time). And, too, we mustn't forget that less money bought more grandmasters and more of their time back then. It's an expensive proposition to put together a lot of GMs in one event, or to have double rounds with a smaller field that's still strong.
Feb-06-15  mojonera: Solo 2 de los participantes viven , Parma e Ivkov
Feb-06-15  suenteus po 147: <mojonera> It has been 50 years since this event took place. It's impressive, in a way, that Ivkov and Parma are still around. I wonder, were they the youngest participants? Or Fischer must have been because he was always the youngest.
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  perfidious: Fischer over Parma, by a bit more than a year.
Aug-23-16  ughaibu: Taking the results of just the top eight finishers, we get a tournament won by Kholmov.
Jan-24-17  jerseybob: The Marshall, not the Manhattan, was Fischer's home base in this tourney, and the back room where he played looks much the same today as it did in the CR photos from '65.
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  TheFocus: Bobby Fischer plays by teletype in Havana 1965:

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