Russell · 2010
Paperback · 272 pp.
The name of Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942), the third world champion,
is indelibly inscribed in the annals of chess history. Capablanca's technique,
intuition, remarkably quick calculation, and sense for elegant combinations
made him the paragon of grandmasters during his lifetime. At the peak of
his career Capablanca was almost invincible; each of his losses was regarded
as a sensation. His books, articles, and lucid annotations became instant classics.
As a star of the first magnitude, Capablanca continues to influence the world
of chess. All the world champions of the late 20th century - Botvinnik, Smyslov,
Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov - have been influenced
by Capablanca's original ideas.
Russian chess historians Isaak and Vladimir Linder lead us in this exploration
of the life and games of the great Cuban world chess champion.