Renowned for the simplicity of his play, his legendary endgame prowess, accuracy, and the speed of his play, he earned the nickname of the "Human Chess Machine". Background Capablanca, the second son of a Spanish Army officer, was born in Havana. He learned to play at an early age by watching his father and defeated Cuban Champion Juan Corzo in an informal match in by 6. Despite this and despite taking 4th place in the first Cuban Championship in , he did not focus on chess until when he left Columbia University where he had enrolled to study chemical engineering and play baseball. He did, however, join the Manhattan Chess Club in , soon establishing his dominance in rapid chess. He won a rapid chess tournament in ahead of the World Champion Emanuel Lasker , and played many informal games against him.

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Welles New York, Kh. Kapablanka Opyt kharakteristiki by E. Chalupetzky and L. Euwe and L. Penco Milan, Kapablanka by V. Gilchrist and D. Hooper Hamburg, J. Capablanca by B. Hooper and D. Linder and W. Daubar Havana, Kapablanka v Rossii by V. Linder and I. Akhpatelov and S. Capablanca by E.

Chiappini Rosario, Ajedrez La lucha por la iniciativa by O. Kourkounakis and I. Fiala Olomouc, Capablanca entre sus iguales by R. Miller, A. Vandome and J. Long Davenport, Capablanca move by move by C. Geniy Kombinatsiy Grossmeister A. Alekhin by A. Reinfeld New York, and London, Alekhina by A. Linder Berlin, Alekhine in the Americas by J. Donaldson, N. Minev and Y. Lahde Brentwood, Aleksandr Alekhin by Y. Charushin Novgorod, Alekhine by V. Linder Moscow, Complete Games of Alekhine three volumes: , and by J.

Haas Maintal, Alexander Alekhine by D. Varnusz and A. Gordon undated Aleksander Alechin by K. Pytel Warsaw, undated Alexander Alekhine and correspondence chess by C. Skinner and R. Verhoeven Jefferson, Aljechins Kombinationen by K. Raetsky and M. Gignac Montreal, Alexander Aljechin Biografie des 4. Schachweltmeisters by W.

Hay Aleksandr Alekhin. Uroki shakmatnoi igry by N. Kalinichenko and V. Ionov Moscow, Alexander Alekhine by I. Linder Milford, Alekhine move by move by S. These lists exclude not only works by Capablanca and Alekhine but also match and tournament books involving them, as well as fiction e. The lists of books in our collection presented in C. Books not in our collection are marked with an asterisk.

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Caro–Kann Defence

Nc3 or 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7. At one time named after the first world champion Wilhelm Steinitz , nowadays the variation is variously referred to as the Smyslov Variation after the seventh world champion Vasily Smyslov who played a number of notable games with it, the Karpov Variation, after the twelfth world champion Anatoly Karpov , in whose repertoire it appeared quite often, or, most commonly, the Modern Variation. The short-term goal of



Kg6 it would have been the save of the century. The variation was noted above but without diagrams it may have been missed. Kg6 Qxb7 Nxb7 NOTE: Join us today to get a username, post replies, and access other features available only to registered members.

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