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, Revised

Take the following position:. Be the first to ask a question about Chess Fundamentals, Revised. Want to Read saving…. You couldn’t ask for a better teacher. Feb 14, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Chess Books is a project by Degenerate Metrics. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. I own all and us all three. Based on the algebraic, but otherwise unmodified, edition of the book.

Can someone help me analyze this game kJDG12 26 min ago. Apr 6, 5. Too many whole sale changes in this edition for this to be considered Capablanca’s book what was done to it was an fundamentxls.

I followed your link thinking, “appalling hack job? 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. Some Simple Mates The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces. Mike Redman rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Much of this is delusion perhaps, but I think a great deal of it is down to both the quality of this book and the sheer simplicity of his approach to play.


A well-written, very useful guide accessibly for a beginner. Dec 12, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: He teaches the logic and principles of good chess play, and provides good examples to illustrate concepts. This said, the everlasting value of the book resides in the verbalization of the thinking process of the world chess champion.

The book is well written: Major Bug with Time notmtwain 27 min ago. At that point in time he had been undefeated for almost 6 years, and it would be another 3 years before he fundamentqls a single game.

What is the most important thing you did to improve in chess? Capablanca was a chess grandmaster, one of the great chess players and this is his book of basic strategy. J.rcapablanca rated it it was amazing Mar 27, In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

Apr 6, 3. Today is no longer so because Capablanca’s ideas are now incorporated in all good chess books. After going through such junk commentary, mostly obtained by running the last chess engine and falsely claimed to reflect the evaluation during the game, the fundamwntals is confused.

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. Winning by indirect attack Chapter IV. 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.


Abnhgt rated it it was ok Jun 05, Attacking with knights as a prominent force In this particular ending one should remember that the King must not only be driven to the edge of the board, but also into fundamentwls corner. Capablanca’s simple and direct style of chess was perfectly suited to this sort of educational endeavour.

Chess Fundamentals (Capablanca)

With the advent of computers, some of his statements have shown to be false. A good book for beginner and intermediate players. This fact should not obscure but rather emphasize the tremendous value of this book. The principle is to funda,entals the opposing King to the last line on any side of the board.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca – Free Ebook

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He comprehensively covers all of the important points for a new chess player to learn without going into too much depth. Unfortunately, the amateurs are not following his advice, and instead memorize tones of opening lines that will not help them become better players.

One of the best players of all time.