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Cubans Recall the Genius of Their Foremost Chess Champion: Jose Raul Capablanca

Nov 20, -- Cuba remembered this Tuesday its foremost chess champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, in the 125th Anniversary of his birth. He is the only Caribbean Chess Player to have won the title of World Chess Champion.

Experts describe him as unique for the ways he planned his plays and his in-depth study of his opponents, all of which turned him into a chess genius and a World champion,

During eight years, from February 1916 to March 1924 he was unbeaten. Some versions have it that Capablanca lost in his whole life less than fifty games, but some other sources place that figure at just thirty five.

Capablanca died of an apparent heart attack while he was doing what he liked most: he collapsed as he was playing at the Manhattan Chess Club, in NewYork, in the afternoon of 8 March Nineteen Forty two.

As he died, at the age of 53, he became a legend, admired and cherished by his native land, Cuba, and by the whole world.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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