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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: Eldis Cobo Arteaga

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Garcia vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½70 1965 HavanaA05 Reti Opening
2. E Cobo Arteaga vs Robatsch  0-132 1965 HavanaD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
3. Pachman vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-029 1965 HavanaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½15 1965 HavanaE12 Queen's Indian
5. Geller vs E Cobo Arteaga 1-039 1965 HavanaA35 English, Symmetrical
6. E Cobo Arteaga vs Doda  0-158 1965 HavanaE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
7. W Pietzsch vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-039 1965 HavanaB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
8. E Cobo Arteaga vs Smyslov 0-130 1965 HavanaE12 Queen's Indian
9. O'Kelly vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½31 1965 HavanaE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
10. E Cobo Arteaga vs Wade  ½-½16 1965 HavanaA34 English, Symmetrical
11. Szabo vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-039 1965 HavanaD88 Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line,,
12. E Cobo Arteaga vs Ivkov  0-150 1965 HavanaD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
13. I Bilek vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-033 1965 HavanaA22 English
14. Fischer vs E Cobo Arteaga 1-039 1965 HavanaB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
15. E Cobo Arteaga vs J H Donner  ½-½50 1965 HavanaE12 Queen's Indian
16. Kholmov vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-043 1965 HavanaD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
17. E Cobo Arteaga vs F J Perez Perez  1-028 1965 HavanaA68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
18. H Lehmann vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½42 1965 HavanaE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
19. E Cobo Arteaga vs V Ciocaltea  1-029 1965 HavanaE77 King's Indian
20. Tringov vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-044 1965 HavanaB72 Sicilian, Dragon
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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