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Chess genius - and Original GM: J.R. Capablanca!
Compiled by LIFE Master AJ

I have been asked - literally dozens of times - to make a collection of Capa's games. However, perhaps because there were so many other collections that featured this player ... I had never really thought it was necessary before now.

Yet there was only one Capa. And maybe I might like games that no one else would choose. Or whatever.

I simply reached the point where I felt that I MUST have a game collection that featured one of the greatest chess players of all time. I HAVE ANNOTATED MANY OF THESE GAMES ... on my private web-pages, so be sure to read the kibitzes and look for the links!!!!! (ALSO: Note that many of the games are also annotated on this site, itself.)

The great: Jose Raul Capablanca may his games be appreciated as long as the game itself is played!

Created: WEDNESDAY; January 18th, 2012.

"Wheel of Fortune"
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

Purely brilliant - simply scorching tactics!! (A fav. shortie.)
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

One of Capa's greatest games ... great defense!!! (Annotated)
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

More brilliant tactics ... from the Cuban chess master! (Annot)
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Rook on the 7th rank!!! (Annotated = off-site)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Capa defeats the hyper-modern master, gives les in "My System."
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Capa shows off - much ado about ... something fantastic!!!
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Is this the great Cuban's favorite game of all time?
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

WCS contest - Capa soundly defeats the champ - Emanuel Lasker!!
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

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