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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Chess Fundamentals (Capablanca)

Quotes from Chess Fundamental I am writing a book for this cool repertoire, would you help me title it? Obtaining a passed pawn Then I forget to pick up the book for a few weeks and realize I forgot all those awesome lessons I funxamentals learned. It is the reader’s responsibility to study on his own, as the author has not written a page book doing it for us.

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. Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful. I have only read the first two pages so far and have learned more than Playing Winning Chess.

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Chess Fundamentals, Revised by José Raúl Capablanca

A one on one lesson from maybe the greatest of all time. Mar 11, Drew rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just recently started reading Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca. Oct 18, Alec rated it did not like it.

Feb 14, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: In all such endings, however, it is immaterial whether the King is forced on to the last rank, or to an outside file, e.

Many consider this to be the master text on beginner’s chess. One of the best players of all time.

Jun 17, Rdb added it Shelves: I followed your link thinking, “appalling hack job? What is the most important thing you did to improve in chess? This is an ideal example of how fudamentals concise introductory book should be written. Ziad Badran rated it it was ok Dec 09, Aug 25, Eduard Barbu rated it it was amazing.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

Unfortunately, the amateurs are not following his advice, and instead memorize tones of opening lines that will not help them become better players. Winning by indirect attack Chapter IV. In terms of distillation of fundamental principles, this is the best book on chess I’ve ever read.

Covers the necessary topics to give a hcess a solid foundation on which to build. This can best be done by learning how to accomplish quickly some of the simple mates. Cutting off pieces from the scene of action Chapter V. The old one, which this appears to be, in descriptive notation. Relinquishing the initiative I own all and use all three.

RoxAnn Ford rated it it was amazing Nov 13, It has taken eleven moves to mate, and, under any conditions, I believe it should be done in under twenty. Mike Redman rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Not to mention modest. Take the following position:.

Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Some winning positions in the middle-game 5. A cardinal principle Attacking with knights as a prominent force Return to Book Page.