Chess Fundamentals (Download)
by J. R. Capablanca
Capablanca teaches chess! Let the 3rd World Chess Champion be your guide to improvement in chess, as he takes you step by step from novice to upper-grade competitor. Beginning with elementary checkmates, Capablanca moves logically through every phase of basic chess technique: promoting pawns, controlling the center, winning middlegames and opening strategy. Soon you'll find yourself ready for advanced discussions of difficult checkmates, complex endings, various attacking formations and more. Each element is covered in clear and simple language - all backed up by dozens of carefully selected examples.
This interactive electronic edition of Chess Fundamentals faithfully re-creates the 1921 original. As you progress through the nine text documents, you'll find that each topic hyperlinks directly to the chess board examples. Almost effortlessly your understanding of chess grows, and then Capablanca begins to introduce the Illustrative Games - 22 in all - each deeply commented to show what you've learned put into action. There's no better way to improve at chess!
Here is your chance to sit with one of the greatest chess players in history, while he presents games, examples, and lively discussion for your enjoyment. There's even a photo of Capablanca himself! If you know how the pieces move, but aren't sure what happens next, then Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals is your road-map to better chess!
You get 9 text documents followed by nearly 70 "examples" that illustrate the chapter discussions by Capablanca. There are 22 games annotated by the World Champion, and 7 chapters of instruction by Capa himself. Topics include:
* First Principles
* Principles in Endgame Play
* Planning a Win in Middlegame Play
* General Theory
* Endgame Strategy
* Further Openings and Middlegames
* Illustrative Games
Truly a heritage book that every chess player needs on the road to mastery!