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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: Bruno Parma

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Parma vs J H Donner  ½-½14 1965 HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
2. Kholmov vs Parma  ½-½29 1965 HavanaE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
3. Parma vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½57 1965 HavanaB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
4. H Lehmann vs Parma  ½-½40 1965 HavanaE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. Parma vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½30 1965 HavanaB08 Pirc, Classical
6. Tringov vs Parma  ½-½27 1965 HavanaC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Parma vs Fischer ½-½34 1965 HavanaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Parma vs G Garcia  ½-½62 1965 HavanaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
9. Robatsch vs Parma  ½-½14 1965 HavanaB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
10. Parma vs Pachman  ½-½30 1965 HavanaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Parma  0-160 1965 HavanaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Parma vs Geller  0-138 1965 HavanaC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
13. Doda vs Parma  ½-½32 1965 HavanaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Parma vs W Pietzsch  1-038 1965 HavanaC05 French, Tarrasch
15. Smyslov vs Parma  ½-½17 1965 HavanaA14 English
16. Parma vs O'Kelly  ½-½39 1965 HavanaC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
17. Wade vs Parma  0-138 1965 HavanaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Parma vs Szabo  0-154 1965 HavanaC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
19. Ivkov vs Parma  ½-½39 1965 HavanaE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. Parma vs I Bilek  ½-½30 1965 HavanaC11 French
21. E Cobo Arteaga vs Parma  ½-½21 1965 HavanaE12 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.
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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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