Jose Raul Capablanca

A young Jose Raul Capablanca - Future world champion giving a simultaneous in 1921

A young Jose Raul Capablanca – Future world champion giving a simultaneous in 1921

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. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. He was exceptionally difficult to beat, losing only 35 first class games in his entire career.

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