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Product Description-Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess
  Jose Capablanca was a phenomenon who burst onto the chess world and took top prize in the first ever elite tournament in
  which he participated. This was at San Sebastian - otherwise known as Donostia - in the Basque country of Spain in 1911.
     Capablanca's style was serene - no position seemed to trouble him, and he crushed most of the established European
  grandmasters with seemingly little effort. Only against the mighty Lasker did he experience serious problems. Then in 1921
Capa - as he was known - obliterated Lasker in their world title match and took the championship without losing a single game.
Other triumphs followed, such as London 1922, and Capablanca acquired the legend of an invincible superman when he went
 for 8 years without losing a game! His supreme moment was in New York 1927 - a quadruple round trial of strength between
 Capa himself Alekhine, Nimzowitsch and three other contenders for the crown. Capa whitewashed the field, creating a fresh
masterpiece practically every day. Possibly this easy victory left him over-confident for later the same year he lost his world title
                                                            to Alekhine.



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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful

Games to learn from and enjoy, December 9, 1999 By Dr. J. Sarfati (Brisbane, Queensland Australia)
  This review is from: Capablanca's 100 Best Games of Chess (Paperback) José Raúl Capablanca (1888-1942) is widely
regarded as one of the all-time great chess players, and possibly the greatest natural chess genius in history. World champion
from 1921-1927, he is the only player to have won the world title by defeating the incumbent in a match without losing a game.
His games were the greatest influence on the modern great world champions Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov. Mikhail
Botvinnik (three times world champ) also related how much he learned from Capablanca, and pointed out that even Alekhine
received much schooling from him in positional play, before the struggle for the world title made them bitter foes.Once players
have read all the introductory books about endgames, openings, tactics and basic strategy, to improve, they must study master
games. Capablanca's crystal clarity of style makes his an ideal object of study.Although not clear from the Amazon title, the
games are annotated by Harry Golombek. His notes...



13 of 13 people found the following review helpful

Synopsis, July 8, 2007 By Hugh Davies "Teenage Chess Prodigy" (UK)
This review is from: Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess (Paperback) First published in 1947. Jose Capablanca was a
phenomenon who burst onto the chess world and took top prize in the first ever elite tournament in which he participated. This
was at San Sebastian - otherwise known as Donostia - in the Basque country of Spain in 1911. Capablanca's style was serene -
no position seemed to trouble him, and he crushed most of the established European grandmasters with seemingly little effort.
Only against the mighty Lasker did he experience serious problems. Then in 1921 Capa - as he was known - obliterated Lasker
in their world title match and took the championship without losing a single game. Other triumphs followed, such as London
1922, and Capablanca acquired the legend of an invincible superman when he went for 8 years without losing a game! His
supreme moment was in New York 1927 - a quadruple round trial of strength between Capa himself Alekhine, Nimzowitsch and
three other contenders for the crown. Capa whitewashed the field, creating a fresh...

				
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