Sport: Capa

Six feet apart, in a square on the floor of a Manhattan armory, 50 chessboards had been set up. Behind each board sat four men. In the middle of the square, alone against 200, stood a dapper, rather handsome man with keen eyes and a high forehead. He was the great Capa—Jose Raoul Capablanca—onetime chess champion of the world, newly returned to the U. S. after playing for two years abroad. He was competing with more players at once than any chess master had ever tried before;* it looked as if the job was too hard for him. Right at the...

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