Sport: In Russia

Last week that swart Cuban, José Capablanca, chess champion of the world, arrived at Moscow. It was reported that (he Soviet Government had enticed him thither with much spot cash gold. There came also Dr. Emanuel Lasker (Germany) former world champion; Frank J. Marshall, U. S. Champion, and E. D. Bogoljubow (Ukrainia). They were met by 30 Russian chess players. After entertainments worthy of Lucullus, all sat down to play off the first international chess match to be held in Russia since the fall of Tsardom.

Cables asserted that the Soviet Government is expending...

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