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 by José Raúl Capablanca

This is a classic, and justly so. Be the first to ask a question about Chess Fundamentals, Revised. 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. It is left up to the reader to use his chess board to go over the variations, and Capabla This is an ideal example of how a concise introductory book should be written.

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.

Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca

Capablanca even makes a gesture of mode Based on the algebraic, but otherwise unmodified, edition of the book. He says everything that needs to be said and nothing more. I recommend this book to everyone. Relinquishing the initiative Feb 02, Ernest Cadorin rated it liked it.


So simply put together but so thorough too. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign vundamentals.

I mean to enjoy playing the game with many others. Of course, we can not judge a chess book written a century ago by the contemporary standards because chess progressed a j.rcapablanca meanwhile.

1. Some Simple Mates – Chess Fundamentals

I feel times smarter after doing each set of exercises. 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.

Javier rated it it was amazing Mar 27, The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces. Covers the necessary topics to give a beginner a solid foundation on which to build.

These are the three elementary endings and in all of these the principle is the same. I don’t care for descriptive notation, but I have a copy of the old version to double check text against the newer versions. The principle is to drive the opposing King to the last line on any side of the board.

A ufndamentals, very useful guide accessibly for a beginner. Reading a scanned copy on Google Books: Dec 12, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 6, 5.


Oct 18, Alec rated it did not like it. It is the reader’s responsibility to study on his own, as the author has not written a page book doing it for j.r.capbalanca. His skill in the endgame and his speed of play garner special praise. At that point in time fundamental had been undefeated for almost 6 years, and it would be another 3 years before he lost a single game. It’s the best book on how to study chess I’ve yet read.

Chess Fundamentals, Revised by José Raúl Capablanca

Chess Fundamentals Algebraic I prefer the third version. In order to force a mate without the aid of the King, at least two Rooks are required.

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! A classic, but what I remember is a long combination nobody would be able to repeat. Almost a century later, this is still the gold standard in chess literature. Forums General Chess Discussion onlyaman.