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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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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 under ten moves. Chesss 8, 7. Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by graciously including examples from games he lost which were very few. The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces.

Every word and position should be studied carefully and repetitively, because each one is deliberate and important. The version tha I have of this book is a little older and Chess Notation I don’t understand.

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. Winning by indirect attack Chapter IV. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Jun 17, Rdb added it Shelves: Then I forget to pick up the book for a few weeks and realize I forgot fundametals those awesome lessons I just learned.

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He comprehensively covers all of the important points for a new chess player to learn without going into too much depth. I wander to whom this book could benefit. Instead, he gave just a few words and moves with the implied idea being “the rest that can be said about this position is as I have already described.

It’s the best book on how to study chess I’ve yet j.r.capablnca.

Apr 6, 4. Major Bug with Time notmtwain 27 min ago. Capablanca’s book reflects the best understanding of chess years ago.

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. This said, the everlasting value of the book resides in the verbalization of the thinking process of the world chess 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.

Of course, we can not judge a chess book written a century ago by the contemporary standards because chess progressed a lot meanwhile.

Vasil Krstevski rated it really liked it Oct 24, fundamentaos Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful. Be the first to ask a fundamenhals about Chess Fundamentals, Revised.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature.

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Chess Fundamentalsthough normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters. Some Simple Mates The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces.

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Too many whole sale changes in this edition for this to be j.r.calablanca Capablanca’s book what was done to it was an abomination. There were perhaps a few more positions funndamentals needed to really be considered as concise as possible without lacking information, but that extra practice does help.

I enjoyed this but it was way too complex to be labeled a fundamentals book. Howard Osterman rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Nov 14, Arthur Kyriazis rated it it was amazing. At the time of writing the book was revolutionary. Obtaining a passed pawn Apr 6, 2.

What is the most important thing you did to improve in chess? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 11, Drew rated it it was amazing Shelves: The great guide to master the fundamentals of chess, simple to follow and a very wide variety of principles, from game openings to middle games to end games plus some illustrated games of the greatest players there ever was.

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Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca

Based on the algebraic, but otherwise unmodified, edition of the book. Oct 18, Alec rated it did not like it. ThrillerFan 26 min ago. His skill in the endgame and his speed of play garner special praise. A classical ending I am writing a book for this cool repertoire, would you help me title it?