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: Eleazar Jimenez Zerquera
| page 1 of 1; 21 games
|1. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||35||1965||Havana||B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4|
|2. Ivkov vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|3. E Jimenez Zerquera vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||28||1965||Havana||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|4. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||½-½||15||1965||Havana||E12 Queen's Indian|
|5. E Jimenez Zerquera vs J H Donner
|| ||0-1||36||1965||Havana||B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line|
|6. Kholmov vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||1-0||40||1965||Havana||D85 Grunfeld|
|7. E Jimenez Zerquera vs F J Perez Perez
|| ||½-½||18||1965||Havana||B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|8. H Lehmann vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||½-½||63||1965||Havana||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|9. E Jimenez Zerquera vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||½-½||16||1965||Havana||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|10. Tringov vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||0-1||58||1965||Havana||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|11. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Parma
|| ||0-1||60||1965||Havana||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|12. G Garcia vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||0-1||45||1965||Havana||A16 English|
|13. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Robatsch
|| ||½-½||36||1965||Havana||C70 Ruy Lopez|
|14. Pachman vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||½-½||28||1965||Havana||A15 English|
|15. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Fischer
||½-½||50||1965||Havana||E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation|
|16. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Geller
|| ||0-1||32||1965||Havana||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|17. Doda vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||½-½||59||1965||Havana||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|18. E Jimenez Zerquera vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||24||1965||Havana||E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation|
|19. Smyslov vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|20. E Jimenez Zerquera vs O'Kelly
|| ||½-½||31||1965||Havana||B61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2|
|21. Wade vs E Jimenez Zerquera
|| ||½-½||40||1965||Havana||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
| 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: |
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