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Member since Dec-05-09 · Last seen Jul-25-19
I was a chess player but mostly journalist when I lived in Cuba. En 1967 I did write a biography about Jose Raul Capablanca "Capablanca Leyenda y Realidad", that won the National Literature Prize in 1976. Actually I live en United States and don't play chess
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   machuelo has kibitzed 25 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-02-19 Keres vs Capablanca, 1938 (replies)
machuelo: "Gypsi" is wrong. Keres just beat Capa once, in AVRO 1938.
   Dec-12-18 Gheorghiu vs Fischer, 1966 (replies)
machuelo: Gheorgiu asked for a draw twice. The last time Fischer did no even bother to say no. I remember, I was there.
   Oct-24-18 Kmoch vs Capablanca, 1928 (replies)
machuelo: In case of 17. Rab1 Black has Nd7. Kmoch wrote: "...when I won Queen and a Pawn for Rock and a Bishop, an enemy passed Pawn called for caution". But most probably that position was winning for White.
   Aug-31-18 Juan Gonzalez de Vega (replies)
machuelo: I do have the cover of Chess Review. Do somebody how to post it?
   May-19-18 San Sebastian (1911) (replies)
machuelo: Answer to Caissanist, (2013) the real people involved in Capablanca been invited to San Sebastián was his compatriot Manuel Márquez Sterling. There were several mentions to a patron of the Belgians tournaments of Ostend called "M. Marquet" who was a pseudonym used by Marquez ...
   May-18-18 Capablanca - Marshall (1909) (replies)
machuelo: First, Cuba was not a United States possession in 1909 as mentioned by Off ramp. Second it is no true (Cassianist) that Marshall lobbied for Capablanca to be invited to San Sebastian 1911. It is clear in the book "José Raúl Capablanca, A Chess Biography", McFarland 2015, that the
   May-18-18 K Walbrodt vs Conill / Ostolaza / Lopez / Herrer, 1893 (replies)
machuelo: This game was played by Walbrodt against four chess amateur players of Havana: Enrique Conill, Enrique Ostolaza and Guillermo López were among the best known players of Cuba. Conill was more a patron than a player. Ostolaza and López were young and talented players, while Herrera
   Feb-09-18 V Ciocaltea vs Fischer, 1965
machuelo: Hi Paul Albert: Well, I'm the second one asking your permission to use your name and experience in 1965 for a book on Fischer and Cuba. From my part I will be glad to give you information from Havana and the Cubans side in NY. Please contact me at Thank ...
   Nov-25-17 Rogelio Ortega (replies)
machuelo: A really nice person and a gentleman. Always available to help the young chess fans. (Miguel A. Sánchez, author of "José Raúl Capablanca, A Chess Biography", McFarland, 2015.
   Nov-07-17 Jose Arango Casado
machuelo: I'm loocking for Dr. José Arango Casado, who played this game with Robert Fischer. As a young person Arango algo witness the game Fischer-José R. Florido, Havana 1956. Until a just few years ago, Arango lived in Havana. If somebody knows about him, please tell him to communicate ...
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