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Jose Raul Capablanca is a chess legend, world champion and quite simply one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His achievements and seemingly effortless style of play won many admirers, and his legacy includes a treasure of instructive games.
Jose Raul Capablanca was the Third World Chess Champion, and of all the world champions, he lost the fewest games. His approach to the game was a logical one we would all do well to follow.
There can be no doubting Capablanca’s chess genius, and he seemed to find the best moves effortlessly. However, his approach was founded on solid positional principles.
Capablanca placed a lot of emphasis on the endgame. His skill in this phase of the game was second-to-none, and he is rightly remembered for being a great endgame player.
Studying Capablanca’s play is a must for any aspiring chess player. For Cyrus Lakdawala, it was a key factor in his chess development and improvement.
In this book, he revisits many of his favorite Jose Raul Capablanca games. He also examines Capablanca’s skills in attack, defence, counter-attack, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and, of course, his legendary endgame play.
Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge.
Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved. It also allows you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge.