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Member since Dec-05-09 · Last seen Aug-15-17
I was a chess player but mostly journalist when I lived in Cuba. En 1967 I did write a biography about Jose Raul Capablanca "Capablanca Leyenda y Realidad", that won the National Literature Prize in 1976. Actually I live en United States and don't play chess
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   machuelo has kibitzed 11 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-22-17 Havana (1965)
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 ...
   Jun-06-17 Fischer vs Spassky, 1966
machuelo: to the Focus: Would you please tell me where the Edmondson commentaries were first published. Thank you.
   May-01-17 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 (replies)
machuelo: According to Nimzo's biographers this was a light game and not a exhibition game with clock. Remember that in 1913-1914 Capablanca played a group of exhibition games witch clock against Mieses, Teichmann, Alekhine, Znovsko-Borovsky, Dus-Khotimirsky, Bernstein, Tartakower, Reti and ...
   Feb-19-17 Fischer vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1970 (replies)
machuelo: Eleazar drew three times with Fischer and lost only one game, during Chess Olympics of 1966. From where Knight13 took the 'overal record +5 -53 =40? Most probably the first game (or games) Jimenez-Fischer was in 1956 during a rapid transit match between the Log Cabin Chess Club of ...
   Jan-12-17 52nd US Open (1951)
machuelo: José R. Florido was a Cuban chess player. In 1956 when he was among the best 10 masters of Cuba he played in Havana against the then unknown Bobby Fischer and lost. This was the first important win for the young Fischer. Florido was a good tactician and also a good blitz player. At
   Dec-18-16 Dr. Juan Carlos Gonzalez de Vega
machuelo: I'm surprise there is not games from the Capablanca Memorial 1962 in which Juan González participated, or from the Leipzig Chess Olympic Games of 1960. Dr. González, or simply 'Juanito' as his friend called him, passed away in Miami many years ago. During his youth he was a ...
   Dec-13-16 Fischer vs J A Casado, 1956 (replies)
machuelo: Sorry, I mean Fischer make a draw in his game against José Arango.
   Oct-02-15 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
machuelo: Mr Focus, from where is the quote of Capablanca about chess and science. It is also from the Charleston Gazette, or from Moscow 1925?
   Sep-30-15 F Sicre vs Morphy, 1862
machuelo: Félix Sicre was the strongest Cuban chess player until the Spaniard Celso Golmayo arrived in 1863. His slave was José María Sicre. At the time slave's had the surname of their lords. When Morphy returned to New Orleans in 1864 had a stopover in Havana, and one more time played ...
   Dec-07-09 Eldis Cobo Arteaga (replies)
machuelo: As szunzein mention, Eldis Cobo passed away long time ago, still young. I was very close friend of his and his family. And yes, he won the US Open in 1958 over Larry Evans and Robert Byrne among others. He, Jesús Rodríguez and Eleazar Jimenez, perennial Cuban Chess Champion ion the
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