José Raúl Capablanca

Capablanca, José Raúl

Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927 (1888-1942). Photograph postcard dated and signed, „J.R. Capablanca". Moscow. 5 1/2x3 3/4 inches; few scattered creases, minor silvering in dark areas, faint scattered soiling, correspondence side blank.
$ 4,949 / 4.500 € (78177)

Bust portrait by Boris Kudoyarov, showing Capablanca smiling and wearing a hat. Signed in the image in purple ink, lower center. - A chess prodigy, he is considered by many as one of the greatest players of all time, widely renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play.

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