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: Wolfgang Pietzsch
| page 1 of 1; 21 games
|1. W Pietzsch vs Smyslov
||0-1||30||1965||Havana||A48 King's Indian|
|2. O'Kelly vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||23||1965||Havana||C18 French, Winawer|
|3. W Pietzsch vs Wade
|| ||½-½||53||1965||Havana||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Szabo vs W Pietzsch
|| ||1-0||30||1965||Havana||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|5. W Pietzsch vs Ivkov
|| ||½-½||31||1965||Havana||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|6. I Bilek vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||40||1965||Havana||A04 Reti Opening|
|7. W Pietzsch vs E Cobo Arteaga
|| ||1-0||39||1965||Havana||B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4|
|8. J H Donner vs W Pietzsch
||1-0||28||1965||Havana||E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6|
|9. W Pietzsch vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||29||1965||Havana||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|10. F J Perez Perez vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||41||1965||Havana||B53 Sicilian|
|11. W Pietzsch vs H Lehmann
|| ||½-½||44||1965||Havana||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|12. V Ciocaltea vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||53||1965||Havana||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|13. W Pietzsch vs Tringov
|| ||1-0||42||1965||Havana||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|14. Parma vs W Pietzsch
|| ||1-0||38||1965||Havana||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|15. W Pietzsch vs G Garcia
|| ||1-0||44||1965||Havana||E61 King's Indian|
|16. Robatsch vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||75||1965||Havana||C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense|
|17. W Pietzsch vs Pachman
|| ||½-½||52||1965||Havana||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|18. E Jimenez Zerquera vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||24||1965||Havana||E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation|
|19. W Pietzsch vs Geller
||½-½||18||1965||Havana||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|20. Doda vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||54||1965||Havana||A04 Reti Opening|
|21. W Pietzsch vs Fischer
||0-1||24||1965||Havana||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
| page 1 of 1; 21 games
|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: |
|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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