from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Capablanca, José Raúl 1888-1942. Cuban chess master who was world champion from 1921 to 1927.


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  • He. was said to be the best chess player in Spain, and while he was in Havana he taught a Cuban boy, known as Capablanca when he grew up, to play chess.

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  • American Chess Bulletin with the caption 'Capablanca's Bungalow Near Havana'.

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  • In the book " Champions of the New Millenium," published by Quality Chess, Carlsen was called the improved Capablanca for his deep endgame understanding and excellent ability to calculate.

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  • Recently he competed in the Bangkok Open, and this week he finished a good third at Havana's annual Capablanca Memorial.

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  • Alekhine had never beaten Capablanca going into their 1927 World Championship match in Buenos Aires.

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  • Capablanca was wrapped in a mantle of invincibility; he had the aura, and even the best players in the world had a dreadful feeling of inferiority and inadequacy when they sat before him.

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  • In his entire chess career of some 700 games, Capablanca lost only 35.

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  • Alekhine had his own fiery genius at the board, and by combining that with his intense dedication, he was more than a match for the raw talent of Capablanca.

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  • His conqueror was a young Russian named Alexander Alekhine, who refused to believe Capablanca could not be beaten.

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  • For the first time in his career Capablanca found himself up against a player he could not dent.

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