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Jose Raul Capablanca
Birth: Nov. 19, 1888, Cuba
Death: Mar. 8, 1942
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Jose Raul Capablanca. World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927. He is considered by many to have been one of the greatest chess players of all time. Capablanca came to world attention when he participated in a tournament at San Sebastian, Spain in 1911, winning first place against the leading players of the day. In 1913 he was given nominal employment as a diplomat with the Cuban Foreign Ministry, a cover which secured for him a steady income while he played chess full time. In 1914 he was one of the five players first given the title "Grandmaster of Chess" by Czar Nicholas II, and in 1925 he was featured on the cover of Time magazine. Two years later Capablanca lost the world championship to Alexander Alekhine. He died after suffering a stroke at the Manhattan Chess Club while analyzing a game. His book "Chess Fundamentals" remains a classic. In it he emphasized the importance of studying the endgame first.  (bio by: Kenneth Cohen) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Gloria Simoni Betancourt*
 
 Children:
  Gloria Capablanca De Palacios (1925 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón
Havana
La Habana, Cuba
Plot: NW, Calle 8/Calle B
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kenneth Cohen
Record added: Jan 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17455640
Jose Raul Capablanca
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Jose Raul Capablanca
Added by: Kenneth Cohen
 
Jose Raul Capablanca
Added by: Kenneth Cohen
 
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