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
|1. Parma vs J H Donner
||Havana||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|2. J H Donner vs G Garcia
||Havana||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|3. Robatsch vs J H Donner
||Havana||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|4. J H Donner vs Pachman
||Havana||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|5. E Jimenez Zerquera vs J H Donner
||Havana||B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line|
|6. J H Donner vs Geller
||Havana||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|7. Doda vs J H Donner
||Havana||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|8. J H Donner vs W Pietzsch
||Havana||E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6|
|9. Smyslov vs J H Donner
|10. J H Donner vs O'Kelly
||Havana||D06 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. Wade vs J H Donner
|12. J H Donner vs Szabo
||Havana||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|13. Ivkov vs J H Donner
||Havana||C81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack|
|14. J H Donner vs I Bilek
||Havana||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|15. E Cobo Arteaga vs J H Donner
||Havana||E12 Queen's Indian|
|16. Fischer vs J H Donner
||Havana||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|17. J H Donner vs Kholmov
||Havana||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
|18. F J Perez Perez vs J H Donner
||Havana||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|19. J H Donner vs H Lehmann
|20. V Ciocaltea vs J H Donner
||Havana||C32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit|
|21. J H Donner vs Tringov
||Havana||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
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|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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||TheFocus: Bobby Fischer plays by teletype in Havana 1965: |
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