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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: Victor Ciocaltea

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Ciocaltea vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½23 1965 HavanaB07 Pirc
2. H Lehmann vs V Ciocaltea  1-049 1965 HavanaA26 English
3. V Ciocaltea vs Fischer ½-½48 1965 HavanaB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. V Ciocaltea vs Tringov  ½-½23 1965 HavanaE70 King's Indian
5. Parma vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½30 1965 HavanaB08 Pirc, Classical
6. V Ciocaltea vs G Garcia  1-034 1965 HavanaC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
7. Robatsch vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½17 1965 HavanaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
8. V Ciocaltea vs Pachman  ½-½33 1965 HavanaC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. E Jimenez Zerquera vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½16 1965 HavanaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
10. V Ciocaltea vs Geller  ½-½26 1965 HavanaC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
11. Doda vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½22 1965 HavanaA04 Reti Opening
12. V Ciocaltea vs W Pietzsch  ½-½53 1965 HavanaA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Smyslov vs V Ciocaltea  1-042 1965 HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
14. V Ciocaltea vs O'Kelly  1-068 1965 HavanaC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
15. Wade vs V Ciocaltea  0-122 1965 HavanaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. V Ciocaltea vs Szabo  0-155 1965 HavanaA07 King's Indian Attack
17. Ivkov vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½18 1965 HavanaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. V Ciocaltea vs I Bilek  0-136 1965 HavanaB56 Sicilian
19. E Cobo Arteaga vs V Ciocaltea  1-029 1965 HavanaE77 King's Indian
20. V Ciocaltea vs J H Donner  ½-½21 1965 HavanaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
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.
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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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