Cuban Grandmaster José Raúl Capablanca (1888-1942) was the World Champion of chess from 1921 to 1927. He was known for his immaculate endgame play. At times he was nearly impossible to defeat; between 1916 and 1924, he lost one game.

Cuban grandmaster José Raúl Capablanca was the third world champion of chess (1921-1927). He won the title from Emmanuel Lasker, and subsequently lost it to Alexander Alekhine. Capablanca was known for his immaculate endgame play and his lightning-quick facility at assessing and judging positions. At times he was nearly impossible to defeat; between 1916 and 1924, he lost one game.