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By Jose R. Capablanca

A easy guide of chess by way of the grasp José Raul Capablanca, considered as one of many part dozen maximum gamers ever. Capablanca was once famous specifically for his technical mastery, and during this e-book he explains the basics as nobody else may well. Diagrams.

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Kononenko D. XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+-+( 7+r+-+p+k' 6-zpNzP-+-+& 5+-zp-zP-+P% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+-+r+-zP-# 2-tR-+-zPK+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy White: Kg2, Rb2, Nc6, Pawns: d6, e5, f2, g3, h5. Black: Kh7, Rb7, Rd3, Pawns: b6, c5, f7. It’sWhite’s Turn If you know that 2 connected passed pawns are stronger than a rook, you should easily find the white’s combination. e6. 33 XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+-+( 7+-+-+r+k' 6-zp-zPP+-+& 5+-zp-+-+P% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+-+r+-zP-# 2-tR-+-zPK+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy Black has 2 rooks against the white’s passed pawns, but he can’t stop them anyway.

In this case knights have good squares to be placed on, have a lot of objects of an attack and can use tactical motifs. 65 Another Advantage of the Knight Is That It Can Restrict an Opponent’s King XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+-+( 7+-+-+-+-' 6-+-+-+l+& 5+p+k+-+-% 4pzP-+-+p+$ 3zP-+-zPpzP-# 2-+-sN-mK-+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy White: Kf2, Nd2, pawns: a3, b4, e3, g3. Black: Kd5, Bg6, pawns: a4, b5, f3, g4. It’sWhite’s Turn For example, in this position black is much more active, but can’t get any progress. A knight controls 2 squares in front of an opponent’s king.

It’sWhite’s Turn If you know that 2 connected passed pawns are stronger than a rook, you should easily find the white’s combination. e6. 33 XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+-+( 7+-+-+r+k' 6-zp-zPP+-+& 5+-zp-+-+P% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+-+r+-zP-# 2-tR-+-zPK+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy Black has 2 rooks against the white’s passed pawns, but he can’t stop them anyway. d7 white is threatening e7. Rb6 and black has no defense against the maneuver Rc6-c8 promoting the new queen then. Let’s go back. Black may try 43…Rf6, but it doesn’t help either.

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