A Primer of Chess

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov 1, 2002 - Games - 288 pages
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A basic manual of chess by the master José Raul Capablanca, regarded as one of the half dozen greatest players ever. Capablanca was noted especially for his technical mastery, and in this book he explains the fundamentals as no one else could. Diagrams.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
CASTLING
15
THE WAY TO LEARN AND IMPROVE
25
THE OPENINGS FROM ELEMENTARY
43
MAIN RULES AND ETHICS OF
71
INTRODUCTION
77
ENDINGS
90
THE RELATIVE VALUE OF KNIGHT AND BISHOP
100
ruy lopez 161
161
kings gambit
169
queens gambit 175 181 186
175
synthesis of general theory
200
ILLUSTRATED GAMES
207
QUEENS GAMBIT DECLINED
217
QUEENS GAMBIT DECLINED
224
QUEENS GAMBIT ACCEPTED
235

HOW TO MATE WITH A KNIGHT AND A BISHOP
109
THE MIDDLE GAME
115
CENTRE SQUARES
123
TYPE POSITIONS AND COMBINATIONS
131
VALUATION OF POSITION IN THE MIDDLE GAME
138
QUEENS GAMBIT DECLINED
245
ENGLISH OPENING P Q B 4 QUEENS
257
QUEENS GAMBIT IN FACT
269
QUEENS GAMBIT DECLINED SLAV DEFENCE
276
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José Raoul Capablanca (1888-1942) was the World Chess Champion from 1921-1927. He is considered by many to be the finest natural players of all time--he lost only one game between 1914 and 1924. 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.

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