José Raúl Capablanca

1888 - 1942

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José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a 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. Capablanca was born in 1888 in Havana. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Raúl Capablanca has received more than 1,067,620 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). José Raúl Capablanca is the 6th most popular chess player (down from 5th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Cuba (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Cuban Chess Player.

José Raúl Capablanca is most famous for being the first World Chess Champion.

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Among chess players, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 6 out of 376Before him are Bobby Fischer, Wilhelm Steinitz, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, and Alexander Alekhine. After him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Emanuel Lasker, Tigran Petrosian, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1888, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 11Before him are Alexander I of Yugoslavia, John Logie Baird, Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Giorgio de Chirico, and Otto Stern. After him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Nestor Makhno, Raymond Chandler, Jean Monnet, C. V. Raman, and T. S. Eliot. Among people deceased in 1942, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 8Before him are Reinhard Heydrich, Janusz Korczak, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Bronisław Malinowski, Edith Stein, and Robert Musil. After him are William G. Morgan, Anton Drexler, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Robert Bosch, Franz Boas, and William Henry Bragg.

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Among people born in Cuba, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 5 out of 202Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), and Italo Calvino (1923). After him are Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Compay Segundo (1907), and Gloria Estefan (1957).

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Among chess players born in Cuba, José Raúl Capablanca ranks 1After him are Leinier Domínguez (1983), Irisberto Herrera (1968), and Lázaro Bruzón (1982).