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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Enrique Corzo
Cuba-ch (1902), Havana CUB, Mar-13
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60)  ·  1-0



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Jun-27-03  coke934: so farr Jose Raul Capablanca games would be great study material, any one who plays the ruy lopez should know that the whole game is about the e5 sq. here he gives it up and is crushed, but not cuz of the sq, it was a factor tho.
Dec-17-03  talchess2003: How did Capa miss 13. fxe5 cxd4 14. exd6 Qxd6 cxd4 winning a pawn, in view of Bxd4 Qa4+
Dec-26-03  Lawrence: talchess, our silicon friend shows that several times Capa had strong moves that he didn't see, including the one you mention.
Dec-26-03  PizzatheHut: This game was played by E Corzo, and not Juan Corzo?
Dec-26-03  Lawrence: Thanks, Pizza, now I understand why I couldn't find this game in the Fritz database. I wonder if those guys were brothers. Maybe a kibitzer from Cuba or Miami can tell us.
Sep-18-07  ScubaSig: Hey folks, I found this website looking for chess info on-line and I thought I would clear up a mistake here. In Cuba there was an Juan Corzo and an Enrique Corzo both amazing chess players but not brothers, As a matter of fact, I played against Enrique many many times throughout my childhood and always lost, he was my grandfather.
Sep-18-07  Calli: <ScubaSiq> The book Ajedrez en Cuba by Carlos Palacio (Havana, 1960) says that Juan and Enrique were brothers and that Enrique died in the early 1930s. What are the birth and death dates of your grandfather?
Sep-19-07  ScubaSig: Calli, It seems that I made a mistake. My grandfather, Enrique Corzo was born in 1904 and passed away in 1974 it was a long time ago and I got them confused. The Enrique Corzo referred to here was actually my grandfathers father and sure enough his brother was Juan. Enrique (my grandfather) was also an avid chess player and a member of the Havana Chess Club who was taught by Juan, his uncle and Enrique his father and is said to have also played and won a match against Capablanca before Capablanca moved to New York. My grandfather had such an admiration for the genius Capablanca was, he wrote an article in the Cuban magazine "Carteles" in 1942 titled "Capablanca". If you can read in Spanish the article will inspire you:
Sep-19-07  Calli: <ScubaSig> Thanks for the correction and link. I was beginning to think that you were very old! :-)
Aug-30-08  Kiki.Moon: It just seems as though Capablanca chooses the right moves. E Corzo doesn't play that well, he didnt see the fork with the King + Queen coming
Jul-24-09  TheFocus: This game is from the Cuba Championship of 1902, one of only two games known from there. Capablanca finished in fourth place with a score of +4=1-5.
Aug-28-09  guitarplayer: How do I play out the games?
Aug-29-09  Open Defence: < guitarplayer: How do I play out the games? > are you able to see the Java chessboard on your computer ? if so you should be able to play through the moves of the games
Mar-24-11  MASanchez: Yes, Enrique was the youngest brother of Juan Corzo

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