Diggin’ in Crates

A few chess sites have linked to this, but in case you haven’t seen it, there’s an interesting old interview with Capablanca that has now been translated into English. It can be read here.

There are all sorts of major gaps in my “chess culture,” as I never studied the games of most world champions and so on. For example, I still haven’t played through most games from the Kasparov-Karpov matches or the 1972 Fischer-Spassky match, let alone less famous battles.

However, thanks to the study plan of Richard Shorman, after a bunch of Morphy and Anderssen games, the Blue Knights group (our team name) moved on to Capablanca. After studying those games, I continued to make my way through most of the rest of his games.  All told, I think I have 10 books about or by him, and besides some tactics books, they generally make up a rather short list of chess books that I’ve read front-to-back.


5 responses to “Diggin’ in Crates

  1. The kids these days …

  2. Is this a dig at me? Or actual kids these days? Because if it’s them, then of course I’ll agree and if not, them be fightin’ words …

  3. I guess you get points for having -heard- of Capablanca.

  4. Well there is a very interesting link which I believe is the only known video of Capablanca speaking! Check out
    – especially interesting are his views on Alekhine!

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