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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Based on the algebraic, but otherwise unmodified, edition of the book. If you can already play to a reasonable standard, then this book may not feel so useful. Sigmarsson rated it it was ok Jul 31, fundamentaals This is an ideal example of how a concise introductory book should be written.

The old one, which this appears to be, in descriptive notation. Not to mention modest.

A classical ending Ziad Badran rated it it was ok Dec 09, The book is well written: Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: Yes, the algebraic edition is the best. RoxAnn Ford rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Much of this is delusion perhaps, but I think a great deal of it is down to both j.r.cxpablanca quality of this book and the sheer simplicity of his approach to play.


1. Some Simple Mates – Chess Fundamentals

It’s clear that Capablanca has not forgotten what it was like to be a beginner. I own all and us all three. Jun 17, Rdb added it Shelves: A classic, but what I remember is a long combination nobody would be able to repeat. Sep 16, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Some simple mates 2. Quotes from Chess Fundamental 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.

This book originally was owned by my mother; she taught herself how to play primarily by using this book, then fundamentsls me–and we went on to destroy the enemy! Control of the centre 8.

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Chess Fundamentals Algebraic I prefer the third version. Trivia About Chess Fundamental Table of Contents Chapter I. If you’re new to the game and want to get a course on the fundamentals of playing good chess, then here it is. According to Capablanca, the road to improvement in chess is studying the endgame. 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 amateur is confused.


1. Some Simple Mates

What is the most important thing you did to improve in chess? He teaches the logic and principles of good chess play, and provides good examples to illustrate concepts. Feb 02, Ernest Cadorin rated it liked it. Take the following position:.

Chess Fundamentals, Revised

This is a classic, and justly so. Direct attacks “en masse” In order to force a mate without the aid of the King, at least two Rooks are required. I enjoyed fundamentxls but it was way too complex to be labeled a fundamentals book.

Feb 14, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: