A Primer of Chess by Jose R. Capablanca

A Primer of Chess by Jose R. Capablanca

By Jose R. Capablanca

A uncomplicated handbook of chess by way of the grasp José Raul Capablanca, considered as one of many part dozen maximum avid gamers ever. Capablanca was once famous specially for his technical mastery, and during this publication he explains the basics as nobody else might. Diagrams.

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4:lf6) Black still seems to have an adequate defense. A mistake would be 54 . . �f6! with good drawing chances. 5 5 . � b7 �e3+ 5 6 . �g 2 � d 2 + 57. �g2 �d2+ 0-1 The final stroke. '

Tlc3. The exchange ofBlack's queen's bishop would greatly facilitate the exploitation of the weakness mentioned. £)f6 t5 ... Ab5 Ab7 17 ... £) xd5 The king needed protection; tempting but too risky was 2 1 . �d7! §ab8 27 . § x g6+) 27 . . �c2 28. §f6 etc. 22 . ae8 A trap. �f5, then 23 . . , with easy defense. e4! A strong move, which secures White at least the better pawn position. Black can neither play 1 7 . .

In order to make a long story short it is better, I think, to divide the following play into sections. I. Black prepares and finally plays f6 in order to free the c5-square for his king. 30 . . h6 3 1 . �e3 Ac6 3 2 . h7 34 . aS 51 Nottingham 1936 77 a4?? ••• There were some voices in the press which attributed Flohr 's fai lure at Nottingham to "bad luck," and espe­ cially to the fact that he lost two points to the British players, against whom he had previously had good results. The present game, more than any other, shows that such an appreciation is en­ tirely wrong: Because a master, who, not being able to win through his own ability, tries to gain a point by exhaust­ ing a less physically trained opponent, fully deserves to lose.

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