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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Chess Fundamentals, Revised

Many consider this to be the master text on beginner’s chess. Trivia About Chess Fundamental In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games. Jun 17, Rdb added it Shelves: Weak and strong squares 6.

The great thing about a concise book is that the reader learns by doing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A cardinal principle It has taken eleven moves to mate, and, under any conditions, I believe it should be done in under twenty. Chess Fundamentalsthough normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters.

1. Some Simple Mates – Chess Fundamentals

I’m going to have to look somewhere else as a starting point. Apr 6, 4. Some winning positions in the middle-game 5. In all such endings, however, it is immaterial whether the King is forced on to the last rank, or to an outside file, e.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Feb 9, 1. A good book for beginner and intermediate players. Queenside pawn majority 8. No trivia or quizzes yet. Chess Information and Research Center, In terms of distillation of fundamental principles, this is the best book on chess I’ve ever read.


Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature. The old one in descriptive notation.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The advantage may be a big, indivisible one, or it may be a whole series of small advantages. Feb 8, 7. The attack should be concentrated on the weakest square in the opponent’s position.

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. As the Queen calablanca the power of the Rook and the Bishop, it is the easiest mate of all and should always be accomplished in under ten moves.

Written by Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the greatest chess fundaamentals in the history, almost years ago, it remains a classic that every chess player should read. How to find out which pawn will be first to queen Apr 30, Lisa Harmonybites rated it really liked it Shelves: It is left up to the reader to use his chess board to go over the variations, and Capabla This is an ideal example of how a concise introductory book should be written.

The book was published inthe year he became world champion. 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!


It’s clear that Capablanca has not forgotten what it was like to be a beginner.

Chess Strategy – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

These elements were further developed by later thinkers like Nimzowitsch, Capablanca and Alekhine, who all made their own contribution to the strategy of the game. Log In or Join.

This fact should not obscure but rather emphasize the tremendous value of this book. In this ending, as in the case of the Rook, the Black King must be forced to the edge of the board; only the Queen being so much more powerful than the Rook, the process is far easier and shorter. Strategy in chess is the overall art of forming a plan. The principle is to drive the opposing King to the last line on any side of the board.

Unfortunately, the amateurs are not following his advice, and instead memorize tones of opening lines that will not help them become better players. Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: He replaced many of Capa’s games with his own!

Open Preview See a Problem? Nathaniel Simpson rated it liked it Jun 14, Optimissed 17 min ago. So simply put together but so thorough too. Relinquishing the initiative