Capablanca Interviewed in Edward Winter. Below is our translation of an interview with Capablanca published in the Buenos Aires magazine El Gráfico. Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Chess Genius José Raúl Capablanca, [Edward Winter] on Amazon. com. Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations Genius Jose Capablanca, [Edward Winter] on Amazon. com.

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Flowers were constantly sent to me in such profusion that, as a friend joked, my place looked like a funeral parlor. It must be said, however, that most of them had distinguished themselves in some particular field. I had nothing to oppose to his experience but my clear imagination and an ability, already evident, of playing the last part of the game capablnaca considerable accuracy. He and Capa had become friends in Moscow. How often such words have been written, but how true they are.

One of the interesting revelations made by the champion is that he does not make a habit of polishing up on the game or studying moves in advance of a game. With practically but one exception, that of my lamented friend A.

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Then, understandably, he hesitates and selects his plans more through temperament than through a judgment which has not managed to form. He held himself erect, the posture of his head edwxrd, his gestures well proportioned, those of a man used to public appearances.

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He knew how to talk to the hotel fdward or to ship attendants to get the best of service and accommodations. Very often he would not even buy the newspaper with some nice article about him.


Often there is a great deal of mental work saved by it.

Some hissing sounds came from the kitchen, getting more insistent. Round 6, the final, is from November 19th to 22nd, starting at Never in my life have I been so thankful for keeping my own counsel.

As simple as that. Capablanca explained to her everything she wanted to know. To describe my personal feelings would perhaps be too complicated a task.

Ever so different from the chess masters all over the world!


Included also is the chess column where Capablanca introduced the now famous game Ortueta-Sanz to a waiting world. The first doctors I consulted about these lapses that suddenly occurred in my brain were not correct, but wnter others have managed to determine the cause: On this DVD you will be taken on a journey through what is arguably the sharpest opening line known to men.

One day particularly stands out in my memory: Suppose, on the other hand, that you have had only time to examine two of the three possibilities before your opponent moves, and that when he moves he adopts the third line, the one you have not had time to analyze, then it is evident that you have wasted all your work, and that you are no better off than if you had been walking about, in so far as the saving of time is concerned, and that in any case you are much worse off in regard to the amount of capanlanca mental effort.


Further articles by Capablanca and others are quoted later in the same chapter and indeed throughout the book. We remained in the Eternal City just a few more days, absorbing xapablanca many attractions, including the historic squares, the opera in the open air and moonlight rides in a horse-driven carriage.

Back cover of Edward Winter’s Capablanca book paperback wintef. But never would I ask Capa for extras, adding to his worries. He chose people on the basis of what they personally rdward to him, regardless of their worldly positions.

I think Capablanca would have chosen it as the best of all the books on him. Only then had Alekhine carefully emerged and run away. Olga Capablanca mentioned such an incident to us a number of times in writing and orallyand below we reproduce verbatim what she wrote to us capaglanca 26 July How long I shall hold the championship no-one can tell. I thus participated in the AVRO tournament playing like an automaton after the third hour, and it is therefore understandable how frequently Acpablanca failed to win.

The charming people in lovely salons had problems of their own, besides the changing political moods.

The counting was still going on, practically to the end of the ceremony, when to great acclaim it was announced from the stage:

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