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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: Bruno Parma

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Parma vs J H Donner  ½-½141965HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
2. Kholmov vs Parma  ½-½291965HavanaE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
3. Parma vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½571965HavanaB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
4. H Lehmann vs Parma  ½-½401965HavanaE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. Parma vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½301965HavanaB08 Pirc, Classical
6. Tringov vs Parma  ½-½271965HavanaC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Parma vs Fischer ½-½341965HavanaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Parma vs G Garcia  ½-½621965HavanaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
9. Robatsch vs Parma  ½-½141965HavanaB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
10. Parma vs Pachman  ½-½301965HavanaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Parma  0-1601965HavanaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Parma vs Geller  0-1381965HavanaC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
13. Doda vs Parma  ½-½321965HavanaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Parma vs W Pietzsch  1-0381965HavanaC05 French, Tarrasch
15. Smyslov vs Parma  ½-½171965HavanaA14 English
16. Parma vs O'Kelly  ½-½391965HavanaC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
17. Wade vs Parma  0-1381965HavanaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Parma vs Szabo  0-1541965HavanaC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
19. Ivkov vs Parma  ½-½391965HavanaE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. Parma vs I Bilek  ½-½301965HavanaC11 French
21. E Cobo Arteaga vs Parma  ½-½211965HavanaE12 Queen's Indian
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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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