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Written by Jose R. CapablancaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jose R. Capablanca
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J.R. Capablanca was a World Chess Champion and one of the greatest players in chess history, yet he wrote very little about the game. Chess Fundamentals, though normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters. Capablanca explains:

·How to obtain and nurture a passed pawn
·How to get and keep the initiative
·Cardinal rules for rook and pawn endings
·How to attack using knight as the main force
·How to cut off enemy pieces

Chess Fundamentals is one of the jewels of chess literature.
Nick De Firmian

About Nick De Firmian

Nick De Firmian - Chess Fundamentals, Revised
NICK DE FIRMIAN is acclaimed as the world's leading expert on chess openings. He "taught" the supercomputer Deep Blue the opening moves it used to defeat World Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. As this book goes to press, de Firmian reigns as the current United States Chess Champion---making him a three-time winner of the top American title. He has also represented the United States in seven Chess Olympiads and three World Championship cycles. His previous written works include the 13th edition of Modern Chess Openings, San Francisco 1995, which detailed that year's Grandmaster Invitational, and articles for Chess Life magazine.
A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in physics, de Firmian is a native Californian who now resides in Copenhagen, Denmark with his wife and son.

  • Chess Fundamentals, Revised by José Capablanca Revised by Nick de Firmian
  • April 11, 2006
  • Games - Chess
  • Random House Puzzles & Games
  • $15.95
  • 9780812936810

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