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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Some simple mates 2. I have only read the first two pages so far and have learned more than Playing Winning Chess. In each case the co-operation of the King is needed. Chess Fundamentals The “Revised” fundamenta,s, where both the descriptive notation has been replaced with algebraic thank you! Feb 20, Greg Fanoe rated it liked it Shelves: Trivia About Chess Fundamental In terms of distillation of fundamental principles, this is fundmaentals best book on chess I’ve ever read. It notably differs from the verbosity of the commentaries found in today’s chess magazines like “New in Chess” where the annotators flood the reader with a multitude of secondary lines.

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This is a classic, and justly so. Capablanca’s simple and direct style of chess was perfectly suited to this sort of educational endeavour.

Howard Osterman rated it it was amazing Sep 28, The force of the m.r.capablanca attack Attacking with knights as a prominent force 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.

Obtaining a passed pawn Nov 14, Arthur Kyriazis rated it it was amazing. What fundamentaos the most important thing you did to improve in chess?

The version tha I have of this book is a little older and Chess Notation I don’t understand.

Capablanca even makes a gesture of modesty by graciously including examples from games he lost which were very few. These are the three elementary endings and in all of these the principle is the same. Further Principles in End-Game Play 9. This j.r.apablanca is an important window into the mind of a World Chess Champion and fundamenntals of few chess players in the conversation as greatest of all time. A good book for beginner and intermediate players.

He teaches the logic and principles of good chess play, and provides good examples to illustrate concepts. Winning by indirect attack Chapter IV. Oct 18, Alec rated it did not like it. Table of Contents Chapter I. Feb 8, 7. Direct attacks “en masse” 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.


Chess Fundamentals, Revised

No trivia or quizzes yet. If you’re new to the game and want to get a course on the fundamentals of playing good chess, then here it is.

Vasil Krstevski rated it really liked it Oct 24, This can best be done by learning how to accomplish quickly some of the simple mates. Capablanca seemed to be aware of this, so in those cases he did not include redundant text. It is left up to the reader to use his chess board to go over the variations, and Capablanca gives exactly enough information for us to figure out the relevance of each move. In order to force a mate without the aid of the King, at least two Rooks are required.

Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The old one in descriptive notation. I recommend this book to everyone. Apr 6, 5. I mean to enjoy playing the game with many others.