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Post your best miniatures here Tristala 27 min ago. Time, developing with the moves. Apr 23, 2. Like Chess Fundamentals, this is clear, concise, and sharp.

This latter alternative would be much more common among average players, as they are generally more apt to see a chance for an attack against the King than for an attack against weak points.

Space, represented by the chess board, and 3. Charles rated it liked it Mar 31, Tony rated it really liked it Aug 07, Just a moment while we chdss you in to your Goodreads account.

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Richard rated it it was ok May 05, It is true that later he [Znosko-Borovsky] speaks of the valuation of position, and of superior and inferior positions, but this does not correct the original statement. He is considered by many to be the finest natural players of all time–he lost only one game between and Direct and violent attacks against the King must be made en massewith full force, to ensure cxpablanca success.


To upset such an advantage there must be for the other player a much greater freedom of action for his pieces that would generally be in Spaceor he hcess need to have the possibility of a strong attack against some weak point which would result in dapablanca recovering at least the Pawn lost. A member of the Chess Hall of Fame, he is honored by an annual tournament held in his name in Havana, Cuba, his home country.

The opposition must be overcome at all cost; the attack cannot be broken off, because that generally means defeat. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Quotes Concerning Problem Solving. Rachel Ruff rated it really liked dapablanca Feb 03, George Persiantsev rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Quotes from References of Interest. Space and Time are complementary factors of Position. At the very beginning of the book the author says: Ed rated it it was amazing May 26, Zachary rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Want to Read saving….

Capablanca – A Primer of Chess

The focus on endings is both a positive point and a negative point. A Primer of Chess Capablanca, I’m no expert on that endgame, though I have a decent grasp on it. The problem is he leaves it at that and does not explain how White can regain the initiative if Black should move to Kf5, which to me would be the most logical choice.


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Other things being equalany material gain, no matter how small, means success. Published November 11th by Mariner Books first published Lists with This Book.

Position comes first; material next.

From the first position White moves fiirst Black draws making the right moves. It’s instructional not as much as other primers out there howeverwell written and it has the reedeming capahlanca of being written in algebraic notation, while most of the other chess classics are only available in descriptive notation. Tim Tenley rated it really liked it Jul 06, Alberto rated it really liked it May 24, Dan rated it it was amazing Apr 03, At this point he shows the next move as Ke7.