José Raúl Capablanca

1888 - 1942

José Raúl Capablanca

José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a Spaniard and Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. A chess prodigy, he is widely renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Born in Havana, he beat Cuban champion Juan Corzo in a match on 17 November 1901, two days before his 13th birthday. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Raúl Capablanca has received more than 760,826 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 5 out of 256Before him are Wilhelm Steinitz, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, and Alexander Alekhine. After him are Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1888, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 11Before him are John Logie Baird, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Otto Stern, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon. After him are Nikolai Bukharin, Jean Monnet, Raymond Chandler, Nestor Makhno, Roland Garros, and Frans Eemil Sillanpää. Among people deceased in 1942, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 7Before him are Stefan Zweig, Reinhard Heydrich, Janusz Korczak, Robert Musil, Edith Stein, and Bronisław Malinowski. After him are Jean Baptiste Perrin, William Henry Bragg, Anton Drexler, Robert Bosch, William G. Morgan, and Franz Boas.

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Among people born in Cuba, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 4 out of 138Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), Raúl Castro (1931), and Fulgencio Batista (1901). After him are Italo Calvino (1923), Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Compay Segundo (1907), Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), and Andy García (1956).

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Among chess players born in Cuba, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 1After him are Leinier Domínguez (1983) and Lázaro Bruzón (1982).

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