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🏆 Havana (1965)

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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: Jan Hein Donner

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Parma vs J H Donner  ½-½141965HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
2. J H Donner vs G Garcia  1-0471965HavanaE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
3. Robatsch vs J H Donner  ½-½381965HavanaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. J H Donner vs Pachman  0-1511965HavanaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
5. E Jimenez Zerquera vs J H Donner  0-1361965HavanaB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. J H Donner vs Geller  ½-½211965HavanaE60 King's Indian Defense
7. Doda vs J H Donner  ½-½411965HavanaA37 English, Symmetrical
8. J H Donner vs W Pietzsch 1-0281965HavanaE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
9. Smyslov vs J H Donner  1-0181965HavanaA14 English
10. J H Donner vs O'Kelly  1-0551965HavanaD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Wade vs J H Donner  ½-½541965HavanaB07 Pirc
12. J H Donner vs Szabo  1-0411965HavanaD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. Ivkov vs J H Donner 1-0211965HavanaC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
14. J H Donner vs I Bilek  1-0481965HavanaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. E Cobo Arteaga vs J H Donner  ½-½501965HavanaE12 Queen's Indian
16. Fischer vs J H Donner 1-0351965HavanaC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
17. J H Donner vs Kholmov  ½-½191965HavanaE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
18. F J Perez Perez vs J H Donner  0-1261965HavanaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. J H Donner vs H Lehmann  ½-½311965HavanaA22 English
20. V Ciocaltea vs J H Donner  ½-½211965HavanaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. J H Donner vs Tringov  ½-½161965HavanaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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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.
Feb-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Feb-06-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Apr-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Bobby Fischer plays by teletype in Havana 1965:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w0UJ5...

Jun-22-17  machuelo: From the Cuban side nobody is alive. The Garcia in the cross table is Gilberto García who died more that 15 years ago, not Silvino or Guillermo García, Cuban Grand Masters. The organizer of the event, José Luis Barrera passed away, as well the main arbiters, José Raúl Capablanca Jr., and Alberto García. But some other people like Francisco Acosta is still alive. Acosta was the young man who received in Havana Fischer's move and took it to the board of his rival, where Capa Jr., executed it as 'Ficher representive'. Acosta wrote several years ago an interesting article with the tittle "I Was Fischer's Messenger", with the story of the event. Also is alive the person in charge of play the moves in the wall board, Orlando Peraza. Both of them live in Havana. Later, Peraza join the Cuban Army and retired with the grade or Lieutenant Colonel.Acosta rose as engineer to Adjunct Dean of the Faculty of Science of Havana University.
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