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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Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

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. With the advent of computers, some of fnudamentals statements have shown to be false.

In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games. Aug 25, Eduard Barbu rated it it was amazing.

He teaches the logic and principles of good chess play, and provides good examples to illustrate concepts. Can someone help me analyze this game j.r.capabanca 26 min ago. Nov 14, Arthur Kyriazis rated it it was amazing.

It explains first principles such as good openings, controlling the center, attacking and cutting off pieces and good endgame strategies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I wander to whom this book could benefit. This fact should not obscure but rather emphasize the tremendous value of this book. Too many whole sale changes in this edition for this to be considered Capablanca’s book what was done to it was an abomination.


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Chess Fundamentals, Revised by José Raúl Capablanca

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The old one in descriptive notation. Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: A good book for beginner and intermediate players. At the time of writing the book was revolutionary. To ask other readers questions about Chess Fundamentals, Revisedplease sign up.

Chess Fundamentalsthough normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters.

A well-written, very useful guide accessibly for a beginner. How to find out which pawn will be first to queen As the Queen combines the power of the Rook and the Bishop, it is the easiest mate of all and should always be accomplished in j.r.apablanca ten moves. His skill in the endgame and his speed of play garner special praise. Chess Fundamentals The “Revised” version, where both the descriptive notation has been replaced with algebraic thank you!

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Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by graciously including examples from fundamentwls he lost which were very few. A one on one lesson from maybe the greatest of all time. Moreover, some of the lines given in the analyzed games are not accurate when assessed by the last version of Stockfish. I will probably replace Chess Fundamentals Algebraic eventually.

Relative value of the pieces 6. Take the following position:.

It notably differs from the verbosity of the funddamentals found in today’s chess magazines like “New in Chess” where the annotators flood the reader with a multitude of secondary lines. I have only read the first two pages so far and have learned more j.r.capablaanca Playing Winning Chess. Sep 16, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: Attacking with knights as a prominent force Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature.

He replaced many of Capa’s games with his own! The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces.