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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A quote from the second World Champion, Emmanuel Laskergoes, “A bad plan is better than no plan at all.

Can you solve these tactics from my games? Endings, Middle-game and Openings 1. Optimissed 17 min ago. A one on one lesson from maybe the greatest of all time. Players with attractive female avatars Woolensock 9 min ago.

The advantage may be a big, indivisible one, or it may be a whole series of small advantages. Steinitz’s idea was that chess was divided into positional elements, which are listed here: Apr 6, 5. 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. There are basically 3 versions of this book in English.

Just be sure you get a good edition – the Cadogan version is the best, as it’s algebraic without alteration. It doesn’t matter which opening you play, or what style you play in; the rules of chess strategy will always be helpful. Moreover, some of the lines given in the analyzed games are not accurate when assessed by the last version of Stockfish.


Attacking without the aid of the knights If both sides play correctly, an equal position will remain equal. Planning a Win in the Middle-Game Play Relative value of the pieces 6.

Apr 6, 2. Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by graciously including examples from games he lost which were very few.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca – Free Ebook

The book is well written: I will probably replace Chess Fundamentals Algebraic eventually. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. References Alburt, Lev and Palatnik, Semyon.

If in an inferior position, the defender should be ready to defend and make compromises, or take other measures, such as a desperate counterattack. I followed your link thinking, “appalling hack job?

Chess Fundamentals The “Revised” version, where both the descriptive notation has been replaced with algebraic thank you! The force of the threatened attack Trivia About Chess Fundamental A good book for beginner and intermediate players.

You couldn’t ask for a better teacher. Capablanca’s book reflects the best understanding of chess years ago. Forums General Chess Discussion onlyaman. Relinquishing the initiative Feb 9, 1. His skill in the endgame and his speed of play garner special praise. Chess Fundamentals, Revised The other algebraic edition, which simply replaces the descriptive notation but does not change any of the text. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Chess Fundamentals, Revised

Mike Redman rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Queenside pawn majority 8. Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature. These elements were further developed by later thinkers like Nimzowitsch, Capablanca and Alekhine, who all made their own contribution to the strategy of the xhess. I’m going to have to look somewhere else as a starting point. Attacking with knights as a prominent force This is a classic, and justly so.


Weak and strong squares 6. 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. At the time of writing the book was revolutionary.

If you’re new to the game and want to get a course on the fundamentals of playing good chess, then here it is. Every word and position should be studied carefully and repetitively, because each one is deliberate and important.

This method of evaluating a position, and then making a plan based on this evaluation, was developed in the 19th century. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It explains first principles such as good openings, controlling the center, vapablanca and cutting off pieces and good endgame strategies. The version tha I have of this book is a little older and Chess Notation I don’t understand.