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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Capablanca’s Chess Fundamentals is one of those books one should read carefully with a microscope from cover to cover. Yeah, I’m expecting that to some extent. I just installed this – pretty sweet. Capablanca was a chess grandmaster, one of the great chess players and this is his book of basic strategy.

Sep 16, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 02, Ernest Cadorin rated it liked it. Capablanca’s commentary is crystal clear and insightful. I will probably replace Chess Fundamentals Algebraic eventually.

The great guide to master the fundamentals of chess, simple to follow and a very wide variety of principles, from game openings to middle games to end games plus some illustrated games of the greatest players there ever was.


Relinquishing the initiative A cardinal principle Refresh and try again.

Have the rules for check somehow changed since he wrote? Mike Redman rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Submit a new link. Open Preview See a Problem? I’ve been stuck for a couple months, but I think I’m about to make more progress.

This said, the everlasting value of the book resides in the verbalization of the thinking process of the world chess champion. Right now I’m such a beginner about rating on chess. With the advent of computers, some of his statements have shown to be false. Use the message the moderators link if your posts or comments don’t appear, or for help with any administrative matters. Tap a move in a novelist in the book, and the fundamentald sets up to the position after that move.

Trivia About Chess Fundamental From bitter personal experience, it is too easy to have a stack of unread chess books or chess books for which one has only skimmed a chapter or two.

Return to Book Page. A well-written, very useful guide accessibly for a beginner. I don’t know enough about the game yet to know where I make mistakes apart from hanging pieces.

It’s clear that Capablanca has not forgotten what it was like to be a beginner. Fundamentaks will be as good a hundred years from now; as long in fact as the laws and rules of the game remain as they are at present. A good book for beginner and intermediate players.



I ordered five books in total, by Fischer, Chernev, Pandolfini, and Silman. To see how ridiculous such a judgment is, imagine assessing Newton’s Principia by the contemporary knowledge in physics. Some Simple Mates The first thing a student should do, is to familiarise himself with the power of the pieces.

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My rating currently is so low, it’s hard to get games against anyone. Moreover, some of the lines given in the analyzed games are not accurate when assessed by the last version of Stockfish. Capablanca’s book reflects the best understanding of chess years ago. Based on the algebraic, but otherwise unmodified, edition of the book. algebraix

Chess Fundamentals (Capablanca)

It sounds like it’s a similar design. That sounds like a great app, but I use Android.

Chess Fundamentals, Revised The other algebraic edition, which simply replaces the descriptive notation but does not change any of the text.