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A Primer of Chess (Harvest Book)by Jose Capablanca
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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.
Former world champion Jose Capablanca's introduction to chess, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation, is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages. In systematic fashion, Capablanca lucidly explains the rules and basic principles of this fascinating game, and illustrates these with a wide range of practical examples. Topics covered include the game, the pieces, their moves and object; improving your game; and elementary opening principles.
About the Author
Jos+ 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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