Author: Jose Raul "J R" Capablanca y Graupera (1888-1942) edited by Lyndon Laird
Publisher: Grandmasters Publishing
238 pages, with tables, diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Introduction by Lev Alburt. First edition.
José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. A chess prodigy, he is widely renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Capablanca excelled in simple positions and endgames; Bobby Fischer described him as possessing a "real light touch". He could play tactical chess when necessary, and had good defensive technique. He wrote several chess books during his career, of which Chess Fundamentals was regarded by Mikhail Botvinnik as the best chess book ever written. Capablanca preferred not to present detailed analysis but focused on critical moments in a game. His style of chess was influential in the play of future world champions Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov.
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