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José Raúl Capablanca (1888–1942)

A chess grandmaster and the World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927, Capablanca appeared in Chess Fever (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 without ... See full bio »

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Chess Fever The World Champion


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 1925 Chess Fever (Short)
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 1915 Pathé News, No. 32 (Short)

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

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