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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1. Some Simple Mates – Chess Fundamentals

This book is an important window into the mind of a World Chess Champion and one of few chess players in the conversation as greatest of all time. In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games.

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. Paperbackpages. Sep 16, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: Table of Contents Chapter I. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for fndamentals. Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: Not to mention modest. Some winning positions in the middle-game 5.

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!

Jun 17, Rdb added it Shelves: 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.


Oct 18, Alec rated it did not like it. A classic, but what I remember is a long combination nobody would be able to repeat. Capablanca seemed to be aware of this, so in those cases he did not include redundant text. Log In or Join.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

Written by Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the greatest chess players in the history, almost years ago, it remains a classic that every chess player should read. The book is simple, clear and easy to follow, though you’ll need a chessboard to play out all the sequences yourself to fully appreciate what’s being discussed. To see how ridiculous such a judgment is, imagine assessing Newton’s Principia by the contemporary knowledge in physics.

Chess Fundamentals The “Revised” version, where both the descriptive notation has been replaced with algebraic thank you! VanCamplakopo – Descriptive chess notation. I recommend this book to everyone.

Forums General Chess Discussion onlyaman. 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. Feb 14, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: It is the reader’s responsibility to study on his own, as the author has not written a page book doing it for us. I enjoyed this but it was way too complex to be labeled a fundamentals book. How to find out which pawn will be first to queen I own all and use all three.

Trivia About Chess Fundamental The latest version by de Firmian is an appalling hack job. In this particular ending j.r.capbalanca should remember that the King must not only be driven to the edge of the board, but also into a corner.


Chess Fundamentals, Revised by José Raúl Capablanca

Return to Book Page. Sigmarsson rated it it was ok Jul 31, At the time of writing the book was revolutionary. Relinquishing the initiative Direct attacks “en masse” World chess champion from Some simple mates 2. While it may be monotonous, it is worth while for the beginner to practice such things, as it will teach him the proper handling of his pieces. Lists with This Book. It explains first principles such as good openings, controlling the center, attacking and cutting off pieces and good endgame strategies.

Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful. 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. I’m going to have to look somewhere else as a starting j.r.apablanca. I have only read the first two pages so far and have learned more than Playing Winning Chess.

It has taken eleven moves to mate, and, fundamentalss any conditions, I believe it should be done in under twenty. Chess Fundamentalsthough normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters.

Howard Osterman rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Attacking with knights as a prominent force Be the first to ask a question about Chess Fundamentals, Revised.