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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: Victor Ciocaltea

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Ciocaltea vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½231965HavanaB07 Pirc
2. H Lehmann vs V Ciocaltea  1-0491965HavanaA26 English
3. V Ciocaltea vs Fischer ½-½481965HavanaB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. V Ciocaltea vs Tringov  ½-½231965HavanaE70 King's Indian
5. Parma vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½301965HavanaB08 Pirc, Classical
6. V Ciocaltea vs G Garcia  1-0341965HavanaC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
7. Robatsch vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½171965HavanaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
8. V Ciocaltea vs Pachman  ½-½331965HavanaC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. E Jimenez Zerquera vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½161965HavanaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
10. V Ciocaltea vs Geller  ½-½261965HavanaC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
11. Doda vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½221965HavanaA04 Reti Opening
12. V Ciocaltea vs W Pietzsch  ½-½531965HavanaA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Smyslov vs V Ciocaltea  1-0421965HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
14. V Ciocaltea vs O'Kelly  1-0681965HavanaC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
15. Wade vs V Ciocaltea  0-1221965HavanaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. V Ciocaltea vs Szabo  0-1551965HavanaA07 King's Indian Attack
17. Ivkov vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½181965HavanaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. V Ciocaltea vs I Bilek  0-1361965HavanaB56 Sicilian
19. E Cobo Arteaga vs V Ciocaltea  1-0291965HavanaE77 King's Indian
20. V Ciocaltea vs J H Donner  ½-½211965HavanaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. Kholmov vs V Ciocaltea  1-0411965HavanaC72 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...

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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