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"Now, if there's chess boards in heaven, José's sitting next to the Lord."

Pete Martell[src]

José Raúl Capablanca was a prominent chess player.


Capablanca played against Lasker in St. Petersburg in 1914.[1]

In 1989, Pete Martell attributed his knowledge of chess to Capablanca.[2]

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José Raúl Capablanca (November 19, 1888 – March 8, 1942) was a Cuban chess player. He held the title of world chess champion from 1921 to 1927 and is often considered one of the greatest chess players in history.

Pete's mention of Capablanca's game against Lasker is a reference to the St. Petersburg 1914 chess tournament in which Capablanca won first place, followed by Emanuel Lasker in second.



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