Chess Fundamentals

Chess Fundamentals

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by José Raúl Capablanca
     
 

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Chess Fundamentals was first published thirteen years ago. Since then there have appeared at different times a number of articles dealing with the so-called Hypermodern Theory. Those who have read the articles may well have thought that something new, of vital importance, had been discovered. The fact is that the Hypermodern Theory is merely the application, during

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Chess Fundamentals was first published thirteen years ago. Since then there have appeared at different times a number of articles dealing with the so-called Hypermodern Theory. Those who have read the articles may well have thought that something new, of vital importance, had been discovered. The fact is that the Hypermodern Theory is merely the application, during the opening stages generally, of the same old principles through the medium of somewhat new tactics. There has been no change in the fundamentals. The change has been only a change of form, and not always for the best at that.
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 thirteen years ago. It will be as good a hundred years from now; as long in fact as the laws and rules of the game remain what they are at present. The reader may therefore go over the contents of the book with the assurance that there is in it everything he needs, and that there is nothing to be added and nothing to be changed. Chess Fundamentals was the one standard work of its kind thirteen years ago and the author firmly believes that it is the one standard work of its kind now.

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ISBN-13:
2940149173204
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
04/18/2014
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Chess fundamentals 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Trod More than 1 year ago
There are no illustrations at all! Complete waste of 99 cents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoever is taking money for this, is as greedy as he is lazy. Didn't even bother to get one of the versions from Project Gutenberg with pictures!
AuburnWriter More than 1 year ago
The book is a classic but this is not he easiest copy to read. There are occasional typos and the chess notation is very old style. Too bad, this is a great book if you can break through the coding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic. Every serious player should be familiar with each and every concept it covers. The best sections, in my opinion, are 'Two Rooks and Pawns' and 'A Player's Motives Analyzed in a Specimen Game'. Most of the endings a player gets into will be rook endings and they are none too easy. This book got only 3 stars not because of the material covered, but the physical construction of the book itself. My copy fell apart. The pages fell out after only one reading. The McKay edition is muck more duable, though it is in descriptive notation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mindless presentation of a fine book
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Such an awesome book taught me alot about the fundemental get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another ocr of an old book. I think this is slightly better than some of the others, however glancing at a random page just now I see the words "famiharise", "accophsh", and "IiIates". Some of the diagrams have survived the digitization intact, however I found them to be a little too small.
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kanajloRR More than 1 year ago
Capablanca never lost a game, ever. Drew a few, though.