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CHESS. FUNDAMENTALS ву. JOSÉ R. CAPABLANCA. CHESS CHAMPION OF THE WORLD Chess Fundamentals was first published thirteen years ago. ‘Chess Fundamentals’ by Jose Raul Capablanca. Algebraic edition. Game 1. Capablanca vs R B Estera, (C10) French Capablanca vs Janowski, Jose Capablanca’s classic instructional manual – Chess Fundamentals – first appeared in , the year he defeated Emanuel Lasker for the world.

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There were perhaps a few more positions than needed to really be considered as concise as possible without lacking information, but that extra practice does help. The positions of the kings 5.

Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca

Much of this is delusion perhaps, but I think a great deal of it is down to both the quality of this book and the sheer simplicity of his approach to play. Mike Redman rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Return to Book Capahlanca.

Apr 6, 3. Instead, he gave just a few words and moves with the implied idea being “the rest that can be said about this position is as I have cjess described.

This is an ideal example of how a concise introductory book should be written. Nov 14, Arthur Kyriazis rated it it was amazing.

Dec 12, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you can already play to a reasonable standard, then this book may not feel so useful. Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by graciously including examples from games he lost which were very few. Apr 6, 4. One of the best players of all time. Chess Fundamentals Algebraic I prefer the third version. Aug 25, Eduard Barbu rated it it was amazing.


This fact should not obscure but rather emphasize the tremendous value of this book. Chess Fundamentals The “Revised” version, where both the descriptive notation has been replaced with algebraic thank you! The great guide to master the fundamentals of chess, simple to follow and a very wide variety of principles, from game openings to middle games to end games plus some illustrated games of the greatest players there ever was.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In other languages Add links. Attacking without the aid of the knights While it may be monotonous, it is worth while for the beginner to practice such things, as it will teach him the proper handling of his pieces. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. It is left up to the reader to use his chess board to go over the variations, and Capabla This is an ideal example of how a concise introductory book should be written.

His skill in the endgame and his speed of play garner special praise.

Chess Fundamentals (Capablanca)

Paperbackpages. Capablanca said himself, in his instructive, timeless, and quintessential primer, Chess Fundamentalsthat “in chess the tactics may change but the strategic fundamental principles are always the same, so that Chess Fundamentals is as good now as it was thirteen years ago Direct attacks “en masse” The old one, which this appears to be, in descriptive notation. Strategy in chess is the overall art of forming a plan.


I enjoyed this but it was way too complex to be labeled a fundamentals book.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca – Free Ebook

The principle is to drive the opposing King to caapblanca last line on any side of the board. Chess Fundamentals, Revised The other algebraic edition, which simply replaces the descriptive notation but does not change any of the text.

Capablanca seemed to be aware of this, so in those cases he did not include redundant text. Capablanca’s book capablwnca the best understanding of chess years ago. Relative value of the pieces 6.

It is left up to the reader to use his chess board to go over the variations, and Capablanca gives exactly enough information for us to figure out the relevance of each move.

References Alburt, Lev and Palatnik, Semyon. A classic, but what I remember is a long combination nobody would be able to repeat. Obtaining a passed pawn If you’re new to the game and want to get a course on the fundamentals of playing good chess, then here it is.