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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: Gilberto Garcia

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Garcia vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½701965HavanaA05 Reti Opening
2. J H Donner vs G Garcia  1-0471965HavanaE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
3. G Garcia vs Kholmov 0-1481965HavanaB83 Sicilian
4. F J Perez Perez vs G Garcia  0-1381965HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
5. G Garcia vs H Lehmann  1-0281965HavanaB27 Sicilian
6. V Ciocaltea vs G Garcia  1-0341965HavanaC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
7. G Garcia vs Tringov  0-1491965HavanaA56 Benoni Defense
8. Parma vs G Garcia  ½-½621965HavanaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
9. G Garcia vs Fischer 0-1521965HavanaD85 Grunfeld
10. G Garcia vs Robatsch  0-1421965HavanaA13 English
11. Pachman vs G Garcia  1-0461965HavanaA22 English
12. G Garcia vs E Jimenez Zerquera  0-1451965HavanaA16 English
13. Geller vs G Garcia 1-0251965HavanaB27 Sicilian
14. G Garcia vs Doda  0-1431965HavanaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
15. W Pietzsch vs G Garcia  1-0441965HavanaE61 King's Indian
16. G Garcia vs Smyslov 0-1721965HavanaE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
17. O'Kelly vs G Garcia  1-0661965HavanaE91 King's Indian
18. G Garcia vs Wade  0-1331965HavanaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Szabo vs G Garcia  1-0431965HavanaE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
20. G Garcia vs Ivkov 1-0371965HavanaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. I Bilek vs G Garcia  1-0441965HavanaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
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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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