By Jose Capablanca

J.R. Capablanca was once a global Chess Champion and one of many maximum gamers in chess historical past, but he wrote little or no in regards to the video game. Chess basics, although ordinarily for the start participant, comprises useful insights that would gain gamers in any respect degrees of knowing, together with masters. Capablanca explains:
·How to procure and nurture a handed pawn
·How to get and continue the initiative
·Cardinal ideas for rook and pawn endings
·How to assault utilizing knight because the major force
·How to chop off enemy pieces
Chess basics is without doubt one of the jewels of chess literature.

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Fxg4, which would give White a greater advantage. 42 43 Chapter 7 Illustrative Games From now on to the end of the book I shall give a collection of my games both lost and won, chosen so as to serve as illustrations of the general principles laid down in the foregoing pages.

We shall now examine an ending of Rook, Bishop and pawns against Rook, Knight and From the first game of the Lasker - Marshall Championship Match in 1907. In this position it is Black's move. To a beginner the position may look like a draw, but the advanced player will realise immediately that there are great possibilities for Black 38 to win, not only because he has the initiative, but because of White's undeveloped Queenside and the fact that a Bishop in such a position is better than a Knight (see Section 14).

It will be seen that this plan was carried out during the course of the game, and that White obtained his winning advantage in that way. The play was based throughout on the chance of obtaining a passed pawn on the e-file, with which White expected to win. The winning tactics in all these endings have merely consisted in keeping the opponent's Rooks tied to the defence of one or more pawns, leaving my own Rooks free for action. This is a general principle which can be equally applied to any part of the game.

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