José Raúl Capablanca 1. Capablanca in 1931Full nameJosé Raúl Capablanca y GrauperaCountryCubaBorn19 November 2.1888Havana, CubaDied8 March 1942 (aged 53)New York City, New York, U.S.World Champion1921–3. 1927José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888
1.apablanca lost the title in 1927 to Alexander Alekhine, who had never beaten Capablanca before the match.2. Following unsuccessful attempts to arrange a return match over many years, relations between them became bitter. 3. continued his excellent tournament results in this period but withdrew from serious chess in 1931.
1.He could play tactical chess when necessary, and had good defensive technique. 2.He wrote several chess books during his career, of which Chess Fundamentals was regarded by Mikhail Botvinnik as the best chess book ever written. 3.Capablanca preferred not to present detailed analysis but focused on critical moments in a game.4. His style of chess was influential in the play of future world champions Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov.