Chess Fundamentals

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Jose Capablanca's classic instructional manual 'Chess Fundamentals' first appeared in 1921, the year he defeated Emanuel Lasker for the world championship title. This handbook is packed with timeless advice on different aspects of practical play and illustrated by Capablanca's own games. Topics covered include first principles, planning, the initiative, endgame strategy, and much more. After capturing the world championship, Jose Capablanca was for a time regarded as practically invincible. However, after his ...
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Overview

Jose Capablanca's classic instructional manual 'Chess Fundamentals' first appeared in 1921, the year he defeated Emanuel Lasker for the world championship title. This handbook is packed with timeless advice on different aspects of practical play and illustrated by Capablanca's own games. Topics covered include first principles, planning, the initiative, endgame strategy, and much more. After capturing the world championship, Jose Capablanca was for a time regarded as practically invincible. However, after his upset defeat by Alexander Alekhine in 1927, Capablanca was never able to obtain a revenge match for the world title, though he remained one of the leading players during the 1930s. (5 2/4' X 8 1/4', 121 pages, illustrations)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857440737
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 979,439
  • Product dimensions: 5.77 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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After capturing the world championship in 1921, Capablanca was for a time regarded as practically invincible. Although he surprisingly lost his title to Alexander Alekhine in 1927, Capablanca remained a leading player until his death in New York in 1942.
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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Terrible eBook of a Great Classic

    There are no illustrations at all! Complete waste of 99 cents.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    You are better off getting it from Project Gutenberg for free!

    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!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Not the best reproduction

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2004

    Great Book, Bad Edition

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Terrible.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Awesome

    Such an awesome book taught me alot about the fundemental get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Useless

    Mindless presentation of a fine book

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    One of the strongest players who ever lived

    Capablanca never lost a game, ever. Drew a few, though.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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