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  1. 09 Aug '06 14:35
    In addition to being World Champion, Jose R. Capablanca was also featured in the 20-minute Russian silent movie, "Chess Fever." Here's the link:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3727820471573567512&q=chess

    P.S. See how many other famous chess players you can identify besides Capablanca. The winner gets a fabulous no-prize!
  2. 09 Aug '06 15:14
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    In addition to being World Champion, Jose R. Capablanca was also featured in the 20-minute Russian silent movie, "Chess Fever." Here's the link:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3727820471573567512&q=chess

    P.S. See how many other famous chess players you can identify besides Capablanca. The winner gets a fabulous no-prize!
    Hm,Bogoljubow?Alekhine(at least some of his cats made an appearance LOL)?Réti?
  3. Standard member Freddie2008
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    09 Aug '06 15:17
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    In addition to being World Champion, Jose R. Capablanca was also featured in the 20-minute Russian silent movie, "Chess Fever." Here's the link:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3727820471573567512&q=chess

    P.S. See how many other famous chess players you can identify besides Capablanca. The winner gets a fabulous no-prize!
    I saw Torre's name, so I knew him for sure. The others were Rudolph Spielmann, Ernst Grunfeld, Richard Reti, Frank Marshall and F.D. Yates.

    If you haven't already got a translation for the Russian, I know someone who could do it and I'll post it here for you. I'd be quite interested to find out what it said myself.
  4. 09 Aug '06 15:19
    I've got a VHS (British) of this film and also a high quality digital version, both with English subtitles. Contact me if you're interested (UK only).
  5. 09 Aug '06 15:19 / 1 edit
    Can I dl and store this movie on my HD?
    And yeah,a translation would be nice
  6. 09 Aug '06 15:29
    That silent movie suuuuuuuucked.
  7. 09 Aug '06 16:52
    Originally posted by lebowski
    That silent movie suuuuuuuucked.
    Oh yeah? Well at least nobody peed on my rug.
  8. 09 Aug '06 17:04
    Freddie 2006 got the most names, so he's the winner of the fabulous no-prize! Congratulations, Freddie 2006. I'm guessing this must have been shot before, during or after the famous Moscow 1925 tournament. I recognized Capablanca, Grunfeld, Marshall, Yates, Reti, Spielmann and Torre in the film. Maybe there are more. Didn't recognize Alekhine or Bogo though. Thanks for playing.