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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Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca

Strategy in chess is the overall art of forming a plan. Today is no longer so because Capablanca’s ideas are now incorporated in all good chess books. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The great thing about a concise book is that the reader learns by doing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Is the “Sicilian french variation” the best variation in the Sicilian defence?

Moreover, some of the lines given in the analyzed games are not accurate oof assessed by the last version of Stockfish. David Lobo De Nieve rated it really liked it May 12, He comprehensively covers all of the important points for a new chess player to learn without going into too much depth.

I feel times smarter after doing each set of exercises.


It doesn’t matter which opening you play, or what style you play in; the rules of chess strategy will always be helpful. If in an inferior position, the defender should be ready to defend and make compromises, or take other measures, such as a desperate counterattack.

It is the reader’s responsibility to study on findamentals own, as the author has not written a page book doing it for us. Mark all topics as READ. I own all and use all three. In terms of distillation of fundamental principles, this is the best book on chess I’ve ever read.

Steinitz’s idea was that chess was divided into positional elements, which are listed here:. Unfortunately, the amateurs are not following his advice, and instead memorize tones of opening lines that will not help them become better players.

Chess Fundamentals (Capablanca)

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The ending Rook and King against King. References Alburt, Lev and Palatnik, Semyon. It explains capablana principles such as good openings, controlling the center, attacking and cutting off pieces and good endgame strategies.

In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games. Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard capab,anca chess literature. 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 fundamemtals easier and shorter.


At the time of writing the book was revolutionary. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

One of the best players of all time. Obtaining a passed pawn Capablanca seemed to be aware of this, so in those cases he did not include redundant text. Chess Fundamentals, Revised The other algebraic edition, which simply replaces the descriptive notation but capablancz not change any of the text. Steinitz’s Four Rules of Strategy 1.

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A well-written, very useful guide accessibly for a beginner. If both sides play correctly, an equal position will remain equal. Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful.

I wander to whom this book could benefit.

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