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Andres Clemente Vazquez
Number of games in database: 51
Years covered: 1888 to 1900
Overall record: +16 -25 =10 (41.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-22-1844, died Feb-21-1901, 56 years old) Cuba

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A C Vazquez vs Steinitz  0-1311888Havana m2C51 Evans Gambit
2. Steinitz vs A C Vazquez 1-0221888HavanaC11 French
3. A C Vazquez vs Steinitz  0-1351888HavanaC53 Giuoco Piano
4. Steinitz vs A C Vazquez  1-0301888HavanaC11 French
5. Steinitz vs A C Vazquez 1-0201888HavanaC02 French, Advance
6. A C Vazquez vs Von der Lasa  0-1321888Exhibition gameB01 Scandinavian
7. Steinitz vs A C Vazquez  1-0321889HavanaC25 Vienna
8. Blackburne vs A C Vazquez 1-0411891Blackburne - VazquezB06 Robatsch
9. A C Vazquez vs Blackburne 1-0601891Blackburne - VazquezB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Blackburne vs A C Vazquez 1-0441891Blackburne - VazquezB06 Robatsch
11. A C Vazquez vs Blackburne 0-1391891Blackburne - VazquezC50 Giuoco Piano
12. Blackburne vs A C Vazquez 1-0381891Blackburne - VazquezC26 Vienna
13. A C Vazquez vs Blackburne 0-1331891Blackburne - VazquezC50 Giuoco Piano
14. Lasker vs A C Vazquez 1-0571893MatchA07 King's Indian Attack
15. A C Vazquez vs Lasker 0-1341893MatchB32 Sicilian
16. Lasker vs A C Vazquez 1-0231893MatchD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. A Ettlinger vs A C Vazquez  1-0411894Havana mC13 French
18. A C Vazquez vs A Ettlinger  1-0521894Havana mC50 Giuoco Piano
19. A C Vazquez vs F J Lee 1-0151894HavanaC50 Giuoco Piano
20. A C Vazquez vs M M Sterling  1-0441894Sterling - Vazquez First MatchC13 French
21. M M Sterling vs A C Vazquez  ½-½531894Sterling - Vazquez First MatchB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. A C Vazquez vs M M Sterling  1-0291894Sterling - Vazquez First MatchC13 French
23. M M Sterling vs A C Vazquez  0-1601894Sterling - Vazquez First MatchB40 Sicilian
24. A C Vazquez vs M M Sterling  1-0291894Sterling - Vazquez First MatchB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. A C Vazquez vs M M Sterling 1-0471900Sterling - Vazquez Second MatchC38 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-30-07  paladin at large: Countless victories to his credit here - but, look at who he played.

Vázquez was one of the strongest players in the Havana Chess Club in the late nineteenth century and to him goes the credit of publishing Capablanca's first surviving game, played on 17 September 1893 when Capa was two months short of his fifth birthday. The opponent was Ramón M. Iglesias, who gave him queen odds. Vázquez reported that Iglesias played without the intention of beating Capa at all costs, but giving him opportunities to display his talent and resources. Vázquez was already reporting in articles (1893-1897) that Capa was one of the greatest gifts of the nineteenth century, claiming that the little boy was able to understand intricacies that Philidor, Labourdonnais, Deschapelles and Morphy did not demonstrate they understood until they were past ten years of age.

I do not have the Capablanca-Iglesias game from 1893, which is apparently the only extant Capablanca game from the nineteenth century. (Source - Winter)

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  Benzol: <paladin> If I remember that game was in the database but it has been removed subsequently. Perhaps its authenticity is in doubt?
May-31-07  paladin at large: <Benzol> I have no idea. Perhaps <> can comment.

Winter reported: "The score was published by Andrés Clemente Vázquez in his chess column in El Figaro of 8 October 1893 (pages 431-432), which also dealt with a Mexican chess prodigy, Andrés Ludovico Viesca (born 1869)."

Aug-11-10  David2009: <Benzol>: The Iglesias-Capablanca odds game from 1893 is back in the database - R Iglesias vs Capablanca, 1893
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  Benzol: <David2009> Thanks!
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  GrahamClayton: Andres Clemente Vasquez (1844-1901) was Mexican champion, and Mexican consul-general in Havana. As well as playing a match with Lasker, Vasquez played casual games with Mackenzie, Steinitz, Blackburne, Chigorin and Gunsberg. Vasquez published a monthly chess magazine in Cuba called "El Pablo".
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  Tabanus: http://ajedrezydemocracia.blogspot....

Perhaps someone who can read Spanish will write a bio of this interesting man.

Mar-01-16  SBC: <Vasquez published a monthly chess magazine in Cuba called "El Pablo".>

That would be Andrés Clemente Vázquez's "El Pablo Morphy."

Mar-29-16  zanzibar: His library has been cataloged and published here:

Apr-01-16  SBC: <Zanzibar>

Thanks. That's a help to me.

Nov-22-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Andres Vazquez.
Nov-22-16  Big Pawn: Happy belated Columbus Day, Andres Vazquez! Back in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue!

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