Jose Raoul Capablanca Y Graupera

Capablanca was born in Havana on 19th November, 1888. A curious analogy to Alekine's birth is presented by the fact that a match for the world's championship had been played there the year before. Steinitz played his return match against Lasker in Moscow in Havana he had encountered Tchigorin. Again like Alckhinc, Capablanca learnt chess at a very youthful age. In 1 goo, when only twelve years old, he beat J. Corzo by four games to nil, with six draws, in a match for the chamionship of...

Meet The Masters

Before passing under review, one by one, the masters considered nowadays as leading challengers for the world's championship, let us make a general survey of the outstanding features of their individual styles of play. We intend to focus on the most noteworthy element in the style of each in turn and thus give a picture of the divergent methods which they adopt to attain their end. By our question we really mean What sort of position is the particular forte of each Here are the answers. Why,...

Salo Flohr

Salo Flohr

Salo Flohr was born on tlic 21st of November, 1908, at Elorodenka in Russian Poland. About 1916 he came to Bohemia as an orphan refugee of the war, and this country adopted him as its own a few yrears later he became a naturalized Czech. As a result of Germany's annexation of Czechoslovakia, he is now a refugee once again. He grew up in the neighbourhood of Beneschau and settled down subsequently in neighbouring Prague. Various efforts to find a civil profession for him failed, but he gradually...