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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: Robert Wade

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Wade  ½-½45 1965 HavanaB01 Scandinavian
2. Wade vs Doda  1-057 1965 HavanaA57 Benko Gambit
3. W Pietzsch vs Wade  ½-½53 1965 HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Wade vs Smyslov 0-131 1965 HavanaB07 Pirc
5. O'Kelly vs Wade  ½-½28 1965 HavanaA13 English
6. Fischer vs Wade ½-½69 1965 HavanaC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
7. Wade vs Szabo  0-139 1965 HavanaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Ivkov vs Wade  1-039 1965 HavanaD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. Wade vs I Bilek  0-144 1965 HavanaE91 King's Indian
10. E Cobo Arteaga vs Wade  ½-½16 1965 HavanaA34 English, Symmetrical
11. Wade vs J H Donner  ½-½54 1965 HavanaB07 Pirc
12. Kholmov vs Wade  ½-½52 1965 HavanaA36 English
13. Wade vs F J Perez Perez 1-014 1965 HavanaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. H Lehmann vs Wade  1-028 1965 HavanaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. Wade vs V Ciocaltea  0-122 1965 HavanaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Tringov vs Wade 1-030 1965 HavanaB01 Scandinavian
17. Wade vs Parma  0-138 1965 HavanaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. G Garcia vs Wade  0-133 1965 HavanaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Wade vs Robatsch  ½-½45 1965 HavanaC45 Scotch Game
20. Pachman vs Wade  1-023 1965 HavanaD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Wade vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½40 1965 HavanaD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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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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