José Raúl Capablanca (1888-1942)

José Raúl Capablanca was a Cuban chess player and the world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. Capablanca is usually considered one of the very best chess players of all time and famously known for his endgame skills. He lost the world champion title to Alexander Alekhine in 1927 and was unsuccessful in rearranging a rematch. Capablanca is also the author of many great chess books, most famously Chess Fundamentals.

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