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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: Francisco Jose Perez Perez

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Ciocaltea vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½23 1965 HavanaB07 Pirc
2. F J Perez Perez vs Tringov  ½-½25 1965 HavanaB08 Pirc, Classical
3. Parma vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½57 1965 HavanaB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
4. F J Perez Perez vs G Garcia  0-138 1965 HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Robatsch vs F J Perez Perez  1-026 1965 HavanaB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. F J Perez Perez vs Pachman  0-137 1965 HavanaE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
7. E Jimenez Zerquera vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½18 1965 HavanaB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. F J Perez Perez vs Geller  0-124 1965 HavanaB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. Doda vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½35 1965 HavanaA57 Benko Gambit
10. F J Perez Perez vs W Pietzsch  0-141 1965 HavanaB53 Sicilian
11. Smyslov vs F J Perez Perez 1-032 1965 HavanaA05 Reti Opening
12. F J Perez Perez vs O'Kelly  0-144 1965 HavanaB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. Wade vs F J Perez Perez 1-014 1965 HavanaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. F J Perez Perez vs Szabo  1-033 1965 HavanaB40 Sicilian
15. Ivkov vs F J Perez Perez  1-042 1965 HavanaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. F J Perez Perez vs I Bilek  0-152 1965 HavanaB56 Sicilian
17. E Cobo Arteaga vs F J Perez Perez  1-028 1965 HavanaA68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
18. F J Perez Perez vs J H Donner  0-126 1965 HavanaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. Kholmov vs F J Perez Perez  1-032 1965 HavanaA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
20. Fischer vs F J Perez Perez 1-025 1965 HavanaB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
21. F J Perez Perez vs H Lehmann  ½-½17 1965 HavanaB27 Sicilian
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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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