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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It has taken fourteen moves to force the mate and, capabblanca any position, it should be done in under thirty. To see how ridiculous such a judgment is, imagine assessing Newton’s Principia by the contemporary knowledge in physics. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is a classic, and justly so. Views Read Edit View history.

Chess Fundamentals, Revised by José Raúl Capablanca

Dec 12, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: The principle is to drive the opposing King to the last line on any side of the board. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Nov 14, Arthur Kyriazis rated it it was amazing. I followed your link thinking, “appalling hack job? In this particular ending one should remember that the King must not only be driven to the edge of the board, but also chfss a corner. Sigmarsson rated it it was ok Jul fundamenntals, Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful.

Chess Fundamentals by Jose Raul Capablanca

Abnhgt rated it it was ok Jun 05, I just recently started reading Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca. He teaches the logic and principles of good chess play, and provides good examples to illustrate concepts. Some Simple Mates The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces.


Relinquishing the initiative The attack should be concentrated on the weakest square in the opponent’s position. I don’t care for descriptive notation, but I have a copy of the old version to double check text against the newer versions. I own all and use all three. Is the “Sicilian french variation” the best variation in the Sicilian defence? Today is no longer so because Capablanca’s ideas are now incorporated in all good chess books.

Sep 16, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: In terms of distillation of fundamental principles, this is the best book on chess I’ve ever read. Fundsmentals classical ending Chess Fundamentals Algebraic I prefer the third version.

In an equal position, the opponents should maneuver, trying to achieve a position in which they have an advantage. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Optimissed 17 min ago. 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.

In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games. If you can already play to a reasonable standard, then this book may not feel so useful.

The old one in descriptive notation. I feel times smarter after doing each set of exercises.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

RoxAnn Ford rated it it was amazing Nov 13, This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat If in an inferior position, the defender fundamenhals be ready to defend and make compromises, or take other measures, such as a desperate counterattack. While it may be monotonous, it is worth while for the beginner to practice such things, as it will o him the proper handling of his pieces.


If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Capablanca even makes a gesture of mode Based on the algebraic, but otherwise unmodified, edition of the book. According to Capablanca, the road to improvement in chess is studying the endgame. The old one, which this appears to be, in descriptive notation. The advantage may be a big, indivisible one, or it may be a whole series of small advantages.

O of the best players of all time. 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! Gender of pieces ThrillerFan 10 min ago. The right to attack belongs to the side that has a positional advantage, which not only has the right to attack, but the obligation to do so, else the advantage will evaporate.

Further Principles in End-Game Play 9. Chess Fundamentals The “Revised” version, where both the descriptive notation has been replaced with algebraic thank you! Nathaniel Simpson rated it liked it Jun 14, Feb 02, Ernest Cadorin rated it liked it. Winning by indirect attack Chapter IV. Apr 6, 2. Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: