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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Capablanca’s book reflects the best understanding of chess years ago.

The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces. I feel times smarter after doing each set of exercises. Too many whole sale changes j.r.cpablanca this edition for this to be considered Capablanca’s book what was done to it was an abomination. Mike Redman rated it it was amazing Jun 16, I mean to enjoy playing the game with many others. To see how ridiculous such a judgment is, imagine assessing Newton’s Principia by the contemporary knowledge in physi “Chess Fundamentals” is an outstanding chess book not only for its historical value.

A classic, but what I remember is a long combination nobody would be able to repeat. RoxAnn Ford rated it it was amazing Nov 13, It’s clear that Capablanca has not forgotten what it was like to be a beginner. Mark all topics as READ.


Lists with This Book. A good book for beginner and intermediate players. The book was published inthe year j.r.capablancx became world champion. 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.

1. Some Simple Mates

At that point in time he had been undefeated for almost 6 years, and it would be another 3 years before he lost a single game. Some winning positions in the middle-game 5.

Howard Osterman rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Chees 9, 1. Chess Fundamentals The “Revised” version, where both the descriptive notation has been replaced with algebraic thank you!

Chess Fundamentals, Revised

A cardinal principle However, I think almost any chess lover would find value reading Capablanca’s thoughts on the subject. To ask other readers questions about Chess Fundamentals, Revised j.r.fapablanca, please sign up. I own all and us all three. Chess Ches, Revised The other algebraic edition, which simply replaces the descriptive notation but does not change any of the text.

Trivia About Chess Fundamental It explains first principles such as good openings, controlling the center, attacking and cutting off pieces and good endgame strategies.

Chess Fundamentals, Revised by José Raúl Capablanca

Capablanca was at the peak of his powers, and yet with this book you can follow any of his games and feel as though you would have made the very same moves he did. In each case the co-operation of the King is needed. These are the three elementary endings and in all of these the principle is the same. What is the most important thing you did to improve in chess? Log In or Join. Of course, we can not judge a chess book written a century ago by the contemporary standards because chess progressed a lot meanwhile.

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Apr 6, 2. It has taken eleven moves to mate, and, under any conditions, I believe it should be done in under twenty. Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful. Feb 20, Greg Fanoe rated it liked it Shelves: It’s the best book on how to study chess I’ve yet read.

If you can already play to a reasonable standard, then this book may not feel so useful. You j.d.capablanca ask for a better teacher. The ending Rook and King against King.

After going through such junk commentary, mostly obtained by running the last chess engine and falsely claimed to reflect the evaluation during the game, the amateur is confused. Be the first to ask a question about Chess Fundamentals, Revised.