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José Raúl Capablanca (1888–1942)

A chess grandmaster and the World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927, Capablanca appeared in Shakhmatnaya goryachka (1925), which was filmed while he was in Moscow competing in an international tournament. As a chess player, he was known for his clear, logical style, and at his peak he was considered almost impossible to defeat. He once went 8 years... See full bio »

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Shakhmatnaya goryachka
Shakhmatnaya goryachka The World Champion


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 1925 Shakhmatnaya goryachka (Short)
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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Pictured on a set of three Cuban postage stamps issued 8 March 2013.

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