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Jose Capablanca’s classic instructional manual ‘Chess Fundamentals’ first appeared in , the year he defeated Emanuel Lasker for the world championship. CHESS. FUNDAMENTALS ву. JOSÉ R. CAPABLANCA. CHESS CHAMPION OF THE WORLD Chess Fundamentals was first published thirteen years ago. Chess Fundamentals, Revised has ratings and 22 reviews. Alec said: Too many whole sale changes in this edition for this to be considered Capablanca.

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To ask other readers questions about Chess Fundamentals, Revisedplease sign up. Attacking with knights as a prominent force With the advent of computers, some of his statements have shown to be false. Many consider this to be the master text on beginner’s chess. VanCamplakopo – Descriptive chess notation.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jun 17, Rdb added it Shelves: Capablanca was a chess grandmaster, one of the great chess players caablanca this is his book of basic strategy. Want to Read saving….

Lists with This Book. Can a king mate a king? Quotes from Chess Fundamental A good book for beginner and intermediate players. I’m an awesome player looking for an awesome club Jeth16Colderas 39 min ago. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Control of the centre 8. It’s clear that Capablanca has not forgotten what it was like to be a beginner. Sigmarsson rated it it was ok Jul 31, A cpablanca principle Capablanca capaboanca 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.


These are the three elementary endings and in all of these the principle is the same.

It has taken fourteen moves to force the mate and, in any position, it should be done in under thirty. Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by capablanda including examples from games he lost which were very few. A classic, but what I remember is a long combination nobody would be able to repeat.

Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature.

1. Some Simple Mates

The principle is to drive the opposing King to the last line on any side of the board. RoxAnn Ford rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Table of Contents Chapter I.

Unfortunately, the amateurs are not following his advice, and fundamehtals memorize tones of opening lines that will not help them become better players. Javier rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Covers the necessary topics to give a beginner a solid foundation on which to build.

Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful. Apr 13, 8.

Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca

The old one in descriptive notation. World chess champion from Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I recommend this book to everyone.


There were perhaps a few more positions than needed to really be considered as concise as funda,entals without lacking information, but that extra practice does help.

According to Capablanca, the road to improvement in chess is studying the endgame. Apr 6, 2. Open Chess Books is a project by Degenerate Metrics.

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1. Some Simple Mates – Chess Fundamentals

I watched a friend of mine giving lessons using this book, the audience could hardly follow. Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: Apr 6, 4. Cutting off pieces from the scene of action Chapter V. Based on the algebraic, but otherwise unmodified, edition of the book. Return to Book Page.

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Forums General Chess Discussion onlyaman. Today is no longer so because Capablanca’s ideas are now incorporated in all good chess books.

Nimzo Indian Defense TusharD45 1 hr ago. How to find out which pawn will be first to queen