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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: Wolfgang Pietzsch

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. W Pietzsch vs Smyslov 0-130 1965 HavanaA48 King's Indian
2. O'Kelly vs W Pietzsch  ½-½23 1965 HavanaC18 French, Winawer
3. W Pietzsch vs Wade  ½-½53 1965 HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Szabo vs W Pietzsch  1-030 1965 HavanaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. W Pietzsch vs Ivkov  ½-½31 1965 HavanaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. I Bilek vs W Pietzsch  ½-½40 1965 HavanaA04 Reti Opening
7. W Pietzsch vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-039 1965 HavanaB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
8. J H Donner vs W Pietzsch 1-028 1965 HavanaE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
9. W Pietzsch vs Kholmov  ½-½29 1965 HavanaB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. F J Perez Perez vs W Pietzsch  0-141 1965 HavanaB53 Sicilian
11. W Pietzsch vs H Lehmann  ½-½44 1965 HavanaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. V Ciocaltea vs W Pietzsch  ½-½53 1965 HavanaA07 King's Indian Attack
13. W Pietzsch vs Tringov  1-042 1965 HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Parma vs W Pietzsch  1-038 1965 HavanaC05 French, Tarrasch
15. W Pietzsch vs G Garcia  1-044 1965 HavanaE61 King's Indian
16. Robatsch vs W Pietzsch  0-175 1965 HavanaC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
17. W Pietzsch vs Pachman  ½-½52 1965 HavanaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. E Jimenez Zerquera vs W Pietzsch  ½-½24 1965 HavanaE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
19. W Pietzsch vs Geller ½-½18 1965 HavanaC55 Two Knights Defense
20. Doda vs W Pietzsch  ½-½54 1965 HavanaA04 Reti Opening
21. W Pietzsch vs Fischer 0-124 1965 HavanaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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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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