Jose Raul Capablanca: A Chess Biography

Jose Raul Capablanca: A Chess Biography

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Andy Soltis 1
Preface 3
1. Havana the Eldorado of Chess 7
2. Tadeo’s Saga 50
3. The Boy Prodigy 62
4. Champion of the Americas 104
5. The Prodigal Son 123
6. The New Conquistador 152
7. In Morphy’s Footsteps 186
8. A King in Waiting 208
9. The World Chess Championship, 1921 233
10. The Crowned King 255
11. Slipups at the Summit 275
12. More Challenges, New Triumphs 300
13. The World Chess Championship, 1927 322
14. The Eternal Challenger 351
15. Twilight Intermezzo 390
16. Smiling Again 416
17. The Silent Killer 433
18. His Last Bow 450
Epilogue 477
Capablanca’s Matches 480
Appendix I: Capablanca on Four Great Predecessors 481
(Articulos sobre sus predecesores en Critica, 1927) 486
Appendix II: "The Illness and Death of Jose Raul Capablanca," by Dr. Orlando ­Hernandez-­Meilan, Neurologist 490
Chapter Notes 497
Bibliography 535
Index of Images 537
Index of Opponents 538
Index of Openings (by Traditional Name) 539
Index of Openings (by ECO Code) 540
General Index 541