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Jose Raul Capablanca: A Chess Biography

Miguel A. Sanchez; Foreword by Andy Soltis

Verlag: McFarland, 2015
ISBN 10: 0786470046 / ISBN 13: 9780786470044
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Titel: Jose Raul Capablanca: A Chess Biography

Verlag: McFarland

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is the definitive biography of Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion; his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life. What emerges is a portrait of a complex man with far-ranging interests and concerns, in stark contrast to his robotic reputation as "the chess machine." Meticulously researched, utilizing many sources available only in Capablanca's home country, it puts truth to legend regarding a man who stood astride the chess world in of its most dynamic and dramatic eras. Numerous games and diagrams complement the text, as do a wealth of photographs. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0786470046

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Inhaltsangabe: This is the most complete and thorough biography of Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion; his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life. What emerges is a portrait of a complex man with far-ranging interests and concerns, in stark contrast to his robotic reputation as "the chess machine."

Meticulously researched, utilizing many sources available only in Capablanca's home country, it puts truth to legend regarding a man who stood astride the chess world in of its most dynamic and dramatic eras. Numerous games and diagrams complement the text, as do a wealth of photographs.

Über den Autor: Miguel A. Sanchez, a well known chess journalist and historian in Cuba, he has written several other books about Cuban contemporary history. He lives in Bayside, New York.

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