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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If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It has taken fourteen moves to force the mate and, in any position, it should be done in under thirty.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

I’m going to have to look somewhere else as a starting point. Winning by indirect attack Chapter IV.

There were perhaps a few more positions than needed to really be considered as concise as possible without lacking information, but that extra practice does help. Planning a Win in the Middle-Game Play To see how ridiculous such a judgment is, imagine assessing Newton’s Principia by dhess contemporary knowledge in physics. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sigmarsson rated it it was ok Jul 31, 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.


With the advent of computers, some of his statements have shown to be false. Trivia About Chess Fundamental A good book for beginner and intermediate players. A classic, but what I remember is a long combination nobody would be able to repeat.

Return to Book Page. Ziad Badran rated it it was ok Dec 09, Written by Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the j.r.capablana chess players in the history, almost years ago, it remains a classic that chss chess player should read.

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! 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. Every word and position should be studied carefully and repetitively, because each one is deliberate and important.

Chess Fundamentals, Revised

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Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature. Apr 30, Lisa Harmonybites rated it really liked it Shelves: I am writing a book for this cool repertoire, would you help me title it?


In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games. I enjoyed this but it was way too complex to be labeled a fundamentals book.

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In all such endings, however, it is immaterial whether the King is forced on to the last rank, or to an outside cchess, e. One of the best players of all time. Some simple mates 2. Dec 12, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 14, Arthur Kyriazis rated it it was amazing. General strategy of the opening 7. It’s the best book on how to study chess I’ve yet read. Table of Contents Chapter I. Obtaining a passed pawn Chess Fundamentals, Revised The other algebraic edition, which simply replaces the descriptive notation but does not change any of the text.

David Lobo De Nieve rated it really liked it May 12, Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by graciously including examples from games he lost which were very few.

I own all and us all three. RoxAnn Ford rated it it was amazing Nov 13,