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Member since Dec-05-09 · Last seen Sep-24-18
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 22 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-31-18 Dr. Juan Carlos Gonzalez de Vega (replies)
machuelo: I do have the cover of Chess Review. Do somebody how to post it?
   May-19-18 San Sebastian (1911)
machuelo: Answer to Caissanist, (2013) the real people involved in Capablanca been invited to San Sebastián was his compatriot Manuel Márquez Sterling. There were several mentions to a patron of the Belgians tournaments of Ostend called "M. Marquet" who was a pseudonym used by Marquez ...
   May-18-18 Capablanca - Marshall (1909) (replies)
machuelo: First, Cuba was not a United States possession in 1909 as mentioned by Off ramp. Second it is no true (Cassianist) that Marshall lobbied for Capablanca to be invited to San Sebastian 1911. It is clear in the book "José Raúl Capablanca, A Chess Biography", McFarland 2015, that the ...
   May-18-18 K A Walbrodt vs Conill / Ostolaza / López / Herrer, 1893 (replies)
machuelo: This game was played by Walbrodt against four chess amateur players of Havana: Enrique Conill, Enrique Ostolaza and Guillermo López were among the best known players of Cuba. Conill was more a patron than a player. Ostolaza and López were young and talented players, while Herrera ...
   Feb-09-18 V Ciocaltea vs Fischer, 1965
machuelo: Hi Paul Albert: Well, I'm the second one asking your permission to use your name and experience in 1965 for a book on Fischer and Cuba. From my part I will be glad to give you information from Havana and the Cubans side in NY. Please contact me at Thank ...
   Nov-25-17 Rogelio Ortega
machuelo: A really nice person and a gentleman. Always available to help the young chess fans. (Miguel A. Sánchez, author of "José Raúl Capablanca, A Chess Biography", McFarland, 2015.
   Nov-07-17 Jose Arango Casado
machuelo: I'm loocking for Dr. José Arango Casado, who played this game with Robert Fischer. As a young person Arango algo witness the game Fischer-José R. Florido, Havana 1956. Until a just few years ago, Arango lived in Havana. If somebody knows about him, please tell him to communicate ...
   Oct-27-17 J Barreras vs E Schlosser, 1964
machuelo: José Luis Barreras llamaba a esta artrofia degenerativa de los peones de no moverse más allá de una casilla en su primera jugada "Apertura Barrerovsky", lo mismo podría haberla llamado "La Conga Tunera", por ser él de la ciudad de Las Tunas, en Cuba. En los torneos de partidas ...
   Oct-24-17 Fischer vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1966
machuelo: Good comment by the Crusher. I dot not think that any IM got 3 draws of 4 games against Fischer.
   Jun-22-17 Havana (1965) (replies)
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 ...
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