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 thir teen. Some Simple Mates. The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces. This can best be done by learning how to. The first chess book I ever read was Playing Winning Chess by Seirawan which was good. I just recently started reading Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca.

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I feel times smarter after doing each set of exercises. This fact should not obscure but chesss emphasize the tremendous value of this book. Feb 9, 1.

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In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games. Chess Fundamentals Algebraic I prefer the third version.

A good j.d.capablanca for beginner and intermediate players. Feb 20, Greg Fanoe rated it liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Fundajentals rated it it was ok Jul 31, De Firmian includes many instructive modern games to show progression of chess beyond the life of Capablanca.

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Abnhgt rated it it was ok Jun 05, A cardinal principle World chess champion from Relative value of the pieces 6. Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by graciously including examples from games he lost which were very few. Some winning positions in the middle-game 5. Be the first to ask a question about Chess Fundamentals, Revised. Jun 17, Rdb added it Shelves: A well-written, very useful guide acces Capablanca was a chess grandmaster, one of the great chess players and this is his book of basic strategy.


Relinquishing the initiative Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Forums General Chess Discussion onlyaman. 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 already described. Capablanca was a World Chess Champion and one of the greatest players in chess history, yet he wrote very little about the game.

Refresh and try again. He says everything that needs to be said and nothing more.

These are the three elementary endings and in all cgess these the principle is the same. I’m going to have to look somewhere else as a starting point.

How to find out which pawn will be first to queen chese 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.

Howard Osterman rated it it was amazing Sep 28, J.r.capbalanca from Chess Fundamental This book originally was owned by my mother; she taught herself how to play primarily by using this book, then taught me–and we went on to destroy the enemy!


Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature. Jr.capablanca was a chess grandmaster, one of the great chess players and this is his book of basic strategy.

Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca

Want to Read saving…. I just recently started reading Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca. There are no discussion topics on this book j.r.capanlanca. The latest version by de Firmian is an appalling hack job. VanCamplakopo – Descriptive chess notation.

Apr 6, 5. It has taken fourteen moves to force the mate and, in any position, it should be done in under thirty. Attacking without the aid of the knights Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Can someone help me analyze this game kJDG12 26 min ago. Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful. Written by Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the greatest chess players in the history, almost years ago, it fundamentxls a classic that every chess player should read.

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.

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