Corzo, J. – Capablanca, J.R. 1901 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Corzo, Juan    2351 (52) 2/
Capablanca, José    2348 (57) 0/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Havana (?)
Start date: 22 Sep. 1901
End date: 7 Oct. 1901
Winter mentions 2 informal games played in Sept./Oct. 1901, before their more famous match. Sarah's Chess Journal has an excerpt from Lasker's Chess Magazine of Feb. 1905, which mentions a match of 4 games in which 'no decision was reached', prior to the famous match. Lasker's report is inaccurate in regards to that other match, however, so cannot be relied on in regards to the former. Hooper and Brandreth give the 2 games as part of a somewhat formal series of match games played by Capablanca against prominent Havana players.
   Hooper and Brandreth, Unknown Capablanca, page 118, 121
   Sánchez, José Raúl Capablanca, page 74
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 192
   Sarah.  [Lasker's Chess Magazine]
   Winter, Edward.  [Immortal but Unknown]
   [Juan Corzo y Príncipe] (broken)

Match information updated: 4 Mar. 2020