Capablanca's Novelty Counter

by Milica Knezevic on January 19, 2022

The Chess Game: J.R. Capablanca vs. F. Marshalll, New York 1918

  • Carefully observe one of the two icons of chess go at it in one match. 
  • Think of your own moves and choose the player whose role you would like to take: Capablanca or Marshall? 
  • Let's notice: Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Original Marshall Attack.

Who Was Jose Raul Capablanca

  • José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera(19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. A chess prodigy, he is widely renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play.
  • Capablanca was born in 1888 in Havana. He beat Cuban champion Juan Corzo in a match on 17 November 1901, two days before his 13th birthday.[1][2]His victory over Frank Marshall in a 1909 match earned him an invitation to the 1911 San Sebastian tournament, which he won ahead of players such as Akiba Rubinstein, Aron Nimzowitsch and Siegbert Tarrasch.
  • Over the next several years, Capablanca had a strong series of tournament results. After several unsuccessful attempts to arrange a match with then world champion Emanuel Lasker, Capablanca finally won the world chess champion title from Lasker in 1921.
  • Capablanca was undefeated from 10 February 1916 to 21 March 1924, a period that included the world championship match with Lasker.

Who Was Frank Marshall

  • Frank James Marshall (August 10, 1877 – November 9, 1944) was the U.S. Chess Champion from 1909 to 1936, and one of the world's strongest chess players in the early part of the 20th century.
  • He won the 1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress(scoring 13/15, ahead of World Champion Emanuel Lasker) and the U.S. Congress in 1904, but did not get the national title because the U.S. champion at that time, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, did not compete.
Frank Marshall
  •  In 1906 Pillsbury died and Marshall again refused the championship title until he won it in competition in 1909.
  • In 1907 he played a match against World Champion Emanuel Lasker for the title and lost eight games, winning none and drawing They played their match in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, and Memphis from January 26 to April 8, 1907.

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1 comment
by Leo Jigs on May 24, 2022

I take capablanca no doubt. Very talented and shares good view in chess.


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