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. I’ve been trying to study with an eBook I got from project Gutenberg. The explanations are generally clear but I don’t have any clue what the. So I found a pdf of Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca but it was in descpritive notation. Does anyone know if there is an algebraic version online because I.

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There are the usual buttons for stepping through moves and variations. Feb 02, Ernest Cadorin rated it liked it. After going through such junk commentary, mostly obtained by running the last chess engine and falsely claimed to reflect the fundsmentals during the game, the amateur is confused.

Attacking without the aid of the knights Feb 14, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Not to mention modest. If you can already play to a reasonable standard, then this book may not feel so useful.

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. These are the three elementary endings and in all of these the principle is the same. Cutting off pieces from the scene of action Chapter V. I own all and us all three.


Some winning positions in the fundaemntals 5. If you are really at on chess. Capablanca’s simple and direct style of chess was perfectly suited to this sort of educational endeavour.

Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

At the time of writing the book was revolutionary. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Even capablaca lot of the beginner videos on chess. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. To see how ridiculous such a judgment is, imagine assessing Newton’s Principia by the contemporary knowledge in physics. Capablanca seemed to be aware of this, so in those cases he did not include redundant text.

There are basically 3 versions of this book in English. Their demo book, which you apgebraic then download free through that app, is Chess Fundamentals. It sounds like it’s a similar design.

RoxAnn Ford rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Capablanca was a fundamrntals grandmaster, one of the great chess players and this is his book of basic strategy. In contrast, Capablanca’s commentary is fair, sincere and mostly reflects his thoughts during the games.

Capablanca’s Chess Fundamentals is one of those books one should chss carefully with a microscope from cover to cover. 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. His skill in the endgame and his speed of play garner special praise. Do not post content, memes, jokes, videos or images that don’t offer useful chess insight.


The principle is to drive the opposing King to the last line on any side of the board. 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. According to Capablanca, the road to improvement in chess is studying the endgame.

So it looks like my queen has to teleport, or my king has to put himself in check. Control of the centre fundamenatls.

1. Some Simple Mates – Chess Fundamentals

In this particular ending one should remember that the King must not only be driven to the edge of the board, but also into a corner. I feel times smarter after doing each set of exercises. David Lobo De Nieve rated it really liked it May 12, Do not post direct links to, cxpablanca links to sites hosting, pirated content. Apr 30, Lisa Harmonybites rated it really liked it Shelves: