I was recently in Buenos Aires and had the pleasure to visit Club Argentino. The club management showed me the tables, sets, and clocks used in the 1927 World Championship match between Alekhine and Capablanca. My friend Jon Crumiller (also one of the sponsors of the 2007 and 2008 SPICE Cup) was able to buy some of these historic items. Here is what Jon wrote on his website (www.chessantique.com):
I was extremely fortunate to be able to acquire one of the three official Jaques Congress Timers that were used during the 1927 World Championship match between Alexander Alekhine and Jose Raoul Capablanca.
The 1927 match was a monumental clash of the titans, the quintessential “irresistible force against immovable object”. This clock was sold by the Argentine Chess Club, who was selling one of the other two clocks from the match.
I have obtained the authentication paperwork from the Argentine Chess Club. The Club kept detailed, meticulous records of the chess equipment used in the match. This clock was used for games 7 through 13.
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