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Havana (1965)

Chessgames.com 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: Ratmir Kholmov

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Tringov vs Kholmov 0-132 1965 HavanaC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
2. Kholmov vs Parma  ½-½29 1965 HavanaE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
3. G Garcia vs Kholmov 0-148 1965 HavanaB83 Sicilian
4. Kholmov vs Robatsch  ½-½21 1965 HavanaC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
5. Pachman vs Kholmov  ½-½26 1965 HavanaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
6. Kholmov vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-040 1965 HavanaD85 Grunfeld
7. Geller vs Kholmov  ½-½95 1965 HavanaD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Kholmov vs Doda  ½-½46 1965 HavanaE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
9. W Pietzsch vs Kholmov  ½-½29 1965 HavanaB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Kholmov vs Smyslov  ½-½22 1965 HavanaE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
11. O'Kelly vs Kholmov  ½-½19 1965 HavanaE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
12. Kholmov vs Wade  ½-½52 1965 HavanaA36 English
13. Szabo vs Kholmov ½-½46 1965 HavanaE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
14. Kholmov vs Ivkov  1-075 1965 HavanaA13 English
15. I Bilek vs Kholmov ½-½18 1965 HavanaA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
16. Kholmov vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-043 1965 HavanaD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
17. J H Donner vs Kholmov  ½-½19 1965 HavanaE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
18. Fischer vs Kholmov 0-146 1965 HavanaC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. Kholmov vs F J Perez Perez  1-032 1965 HavanaA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
20. H Lehmann vs Kholmov  ½-½17 1965 HavanaE57 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd
21. Kholmov vs V Ciocaltea  1-041 1965 HavanaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
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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...

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