Capablanca: My Chess Career, Chess Fundamentals & A Primer of Chess (K-5267)

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Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard.

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Publication date1st edition 31 May 2017
Pages470
ISBN9781781943960
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Compilation of the following three titles:

- My Chess Career

- A Primer of Chess

- Chess Fundamentals

A former World champion, and one of the most successful tournament players in the history of the game, Capablanca’s uncanny position judgment empowered him to produce games that were masterful pieces of position play, and that culminated often in combinations of startling brilliancy. My Chess Career. Written one year before he became chess champion of the world, this book relives in Capablanca’s own words 35 of his greatest games and those events of his life relevant to his chess career. The seminal work of the Cuban genius who repeated the exploits of Morphy, suddenly bursting onto the European scene and annihilating the great masters who had hitherto dominated the international arena. This book captures the magic of Capablanca's early victory at San Sebastian 1911 and his second place - bowing only to Lasker - at St Petersburg 1914. Chess Fundamentals. Capablanca's classic instructional manual 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. A Primer of Chess. Capablanca’s introduction to chess is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages. In systematic fashion, Capablanca lucidly explains the rules and basic principles of this fascinating game, and illustrates these with a wide range of practical examples. After capturing the world championship in 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.

  • My Chess Career
  • A Primer of Chess
  • Chess Fundamentals
  • Reviews

    My Chess Career:

    xiv Preface by J. du Mont

    xv Author´s Note

    Part 1

    003 Introductory

    006 The Match with J. Corzo

    015 The Years 1906-1908

    026 The Match with Marshall

    048 The Period of Evolution. The San Sebastian Tournament of 1911

    065 The Period of Transition

    Part 2

    The Period of Full Development

    089 My second visite to Europe

    131 Up to and including the Rice Memorial Tournament

    159 Up to and including Manhatten Chess Club Masters Tournament

    171 The Match with Kostic and the Hastings Victory Congress

    186 Conclusion

    189 Afterword and Bibliography

    193 Index to Games

    A Primer of Chess:

    Contents

    001 Introduction

    Part One

    003 1 The Game, the Men, their Moves, and the Object of the Game

    003 The game

    004 The moves

    007 Check and checkmate

    008 Stalemate

    008 Castling

    010 Chess notation

    011 Taking "en passant"

    013 2 The Way to Learn and to Improve Your Game

    014 Simple mates

    018 Simple endings, pawn promotion

    020 Two pawns against one pawn

    023 Relative value of the pieces

    025 3The Openings from an Elementary Point of View

    030 The middlegame

    037 The endgame

    042 4 Main Rules and Ethics of the Game

    Part Two

    044 Introduction

    048 1 The Endings

    052 A classical ending

    053 Obtaining a passed pawn

    054 How to find out which pawn will be first to queen

    055 The opposition

    057 The relative value of knight and bishop

    062 How to mate with a knight and bishop

    063 Queen against rook

    066 2 The Middlegame

    070 Centre squares

    071 Pawn formations

    073 Castled pawn formation

    075 Type positions and combinations

    078 Valuation of position in the middlegame

    086 3 The Openings

    091 Ruy Lopez

    095 King's Gambit

    096 King's Bishop Gambit

    097 Centre Game

    097 Centre Gambit

    098 Queen's Gambit

    111 Synthesis of general theory

    Part Three

    114 Illustrative Games

    115 1 Dr E.Lasker-J.R.Capablanca, 10th game, Havana 1921

    119 2 J.R.Capablanca-Dr E.Lasker, 11th game, Havana 1921

    122 3 J.R.Capablanca-Dr M.Vidmar, London 1922

    124 4 J.R.Capablanca-E.D.Bogoljubow, London 1922

    127 5 J.R.Capablanca-E.D.Bogoljubow, Moscow 1925

    129 6 J.R.Capablanca-Dr M.Vidmar, New York 1927

    132 7 J.R.Capablanca-R.Spielmann, New York 1927

    133 8 A.Nimzowitsch-J.R.Capablanca, New York 1927

    137 9 A.Nimzowitsch-J.R.Capablanca, New York 1927

    140 10 J.R.Capablanca-A.Rubinstein, Berlin 1928

    143 11 J.R.Capablanca-Dr M.Euwe, match, Holland 1930

    146 12 J.R.Capablanca-Dr M.Euwe, match, Holland 1930

    Chess Fundamentals:

    001 PART I

    001 Chapter 1: First Principles: Endings, Middlegame and Openings

    001 01. Some Simple Mates

    004 02. Pawn Promotion

    006 03. Pawn Endings

    009 04. Some Winning Positions in the Middlegame

    011 05. Relative Value of the Pieces

    012 06. General Strategy of the Opening

    014 07. Control of the Centre

    016 08. Traps

    018 Chapter 2: Further Principles in Endgame Play

    018 09. A Cardinal Principle

    019 10. A Classical Ending

    020 11. Obtaining a Passed Pawn

    021 12. How to Find Out Which Pawn will be First to Queen

    025 13. The Opposition

    025 14. The Relative Value of Knight and Bishop

    030 15. How to Mate with Knight and Bishop

    031 16. Queen against Rook

    Chapter 3: Planning a Win in Middlegame Play

    034 17. Attacking without the Aid of Knights

    035 18. Attacking with Knights as a Prominent Force

    036 19. Winning by Indirect Attack

    Chapter 4: General Theory

    039 20. The Initiative

    039 21. Direct Attacks en masse

    041 22. The Force of the Threatened Attack

    045 23. Relinquishing the Initiative

    047 24. Cutting off Pieces from the Scene of Action

    050 25. A Player's Moves Criticised in a Specimen Game

    Chapter 5: Endgame Strategy

    056 26. The Sudden Attack from a Different Side

    061 27. The Danger of a Safe Position

    062 28. Endings with One Rook and Pawns

    064 29. A Difficult Ending: Two Rooks and Pawns

    070 30. Rook, Bishop and Pawns v. Rook, Knight and Pawns

    Chapter 6: Further Openings and Middlegames

    072 31. Some Salient Points about Pawns

    073 32. Some Possible Developments from a Ruy Lopez

    076 33. The Influence of a 'Hole'

    PART II I llustrative Games

    081 01. FJ.Marshall - J.R.Capablanca, Match 1909

    083 02. A. K. Rubinstein - J.R.Capablanca, San Sebastian 1911

    086 03. D. Janowski - J.R. Capablanca, Havana 1913

    088 04. J. R. Capablanca - E. A. Znosko-Borovsky, St. Petersburg 1913

    091 05. Dr E. Lasker-J.R. Capablanca, St. Petersburg 1914

    095 06. O. Chajes-J. R. Capablanca, Rice Memorial Tournament 1916

    098 07. J. R. Capablanca - A. Burn, San Sebastian 1911

    100 08. J. Mieses - J. R. Capablanca, Berlin 1913

    104 09. J. R. Capablanca - R. Teichmann, Berlin 1913

    107 10. J.R.Capablanca - FJ. Marshall, St. Petersburg 1914

    110 11. J.R. Capablanca - D. Janowski, St. Petersburg 1914

    111 12. J.R. Capablanca - O.Chajes, New York 1918

    114 13. J.S. Morrison - J.R. Capablanca, New York 1918

    118 14. FJ. Marshall - J.R. Capablanca, New York 1918

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    Capablanca: My Chess Career, Chess Fundamentals & A Primer of Chess (K-5267)

    Capablanca: My Chess Career, Chess Fundamentals & A Primer of Chess (K-5267)

    Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard.

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