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Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games by José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (1888-1942) and Irving Chernev - Paperback - 1982 - from The Book Collector and

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games

by José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (1888-1942) and Irving Chernev

Condition: Better than very good

xii+288+[15 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and bibliography. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher''s pictorial wrappers. First published in 1978 by Oxford Press. There are no books on endings from real life, no books from the practices of masters in actual play, let alone from the practice of a single master. This fact alone is enough to justify this book of endings, selected from the tournament and match play of the greatest endgame virtuoso the world has ever seen - the immortal Capablanca. Here are wondrous endings to enchant the reader, endings of breathtaking artistry. Here are endings of astonishing accuracy, whose relentless logic will inspire the earnest student to emulate a similar technique - the technique of seeking a clear-cut, efficient win, instead of a display of fireworks. The games are given in full, in order to show how a slight advantage acquired in the early stages, is carried forward and exploited in the endgame. I have annotated the endings in detail (a consideration they have rarely received before) for the better appreciation of the fine points of Capablanca's play, and have given credit to those who have anticipated my findings. Condition: Light edge wear else a better than very good copy.
  • Bookseller: The Book Collector US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BSC0107
  • Title: Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games
  • Author: José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (1888-1942) and Irving Chernev
  • Book condition: Used - Better than very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0486242498
  • ISBN 13: 9780486242491
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1982
  • Keywords: Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs
  • Bookseller catalogs: Chess;
  • Size: Octavo


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