José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. One of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Due to his achievements in the chess world, mastery over the board and his relatively simple style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine". José Raúl Capablanca, the second surviving son of a Spanish army officer, was born in Havana on November 19, 1888. According to Capablanca, he learned the rules of the game at the age of four by watching his father play, pointed out...
|Birthdate:||November 19, 1888|
|Date of death:||March 8, 1942|
|Education:||Columbia University, Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science|
|Also known as:||Jose Raul Capablanca, José Capablanca, Jose Capablanca|