This slim volume is composed of the last twelve lectures Capablanca delivered before his death in The lectures include some chess fundamentals and were delivered by short- wave radio to a Latin American audience shortly before the author’s death in Below is our translation of an improvised lecture given by Capablanca at the Club de Comunicaciones de Prado in Cuba on 25 May The full transcription.
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Lindie lecturws it as to-read Jan 05, But the main point is not the value itself in relation to pawns. In the endgame the element of time is much more important or, at least, equally important as position.
Open Preview See a Problem? Referring to the position just mentioned, with the weak pawn, it can be seen that without queens on the board the question of time is very important.
There was a problem adding your email address. In other cases White must maintain the initiative, which means maintain the attack. Here the element of mobility is of great value and, combined with the element of time, leads to certain victory. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. It may be that the latter require a little help, but the others undoubtedly need it much more. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For now nothing else of importance occurs to me, except to say that you should note in the game opening I have presented how play lecture develops around a backward pawn and a hole occupied by a piece which cannot be dislodged by a pawn.
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vapablanca Please provide an email address. But they should do this as a means of developing their imagination, not in the belief that this is a better way of playing. As regards play in general, you will often meet players, especially inexperienced ones, who readily give up pawns, and sometimes even pieces, for an attack. After the endgames my book deals with a series of middle-game positions which are likely to occur in any game and which serve as a model for achieving the desired result.
I therefore believe that it would be best to illustrate matters as far as possible for those who are not so strong rather than for those who are of the first rank. Queen and knight, however, are stronger than queen and bishop.
Last Lectures The Chess Legacy of Jose Raoul Capablanca
Sandy marked it as to-read Jul 10, Paperbackpages. I have very often met players who know the openings by heart; that is to say, they have learned from some book or other and they think they know them very well. I draw your attention to these matters because you will find that whenever you derive advantage from the opening it is because of an exchange of this kind, which is considered to be an advantage which justifies the opening which is played.
I do not wish to explain to you all the variations which can occur, because that would be a difficult task and, as I have already mentioned, you can find them in any number of books, and I believe that the most important thing is to know the general outline of the purpose of the openings. Publicist or Marketing Professional. One of the best players of all time.
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Mohamed Al Sayyah marked it as to-read Aug 30, Ron Lasg added it Jan 29, Since it is “”particularly intended for chess lovers of moderate strength”” the rules and examples, each accompanied by illustrations, are clear and explicit. I am giving you a number of general ideas so that you can develop your game in your own way and advance as much as possible. Moreover, it is a curious but true fact that no player becomes world champion or even a contender for the title unless he gives serious attention to the endgame.
That is to say: This is what is generally called position, the most important thing being to obtain a dominating position. Tim rated it really liked it Aug 26, In reality, if we give pawns the value of one unit, we should give three and a half to four to knights and bishops; rooks from five and a half to six and the queen a caapablanca of ten or eleven, according to whether the rooks are valued at five and a half or six.
In this respect, I must draw attention to the value of the pieces. For instance, a knight situated on the fifth rank with no enemy pawn on either side to attack it becomes a piece of great strength.
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