There is an algebraic version out there but by all accounts they did a 'Fischer'
on it and and editied the prose and notes. Quite a few of Capa's example games
have been left out to be replaced with modern up to date theory wise examples.
So we have this book written in the 1920's with games by Tal, Bronstein, Karpov,
Kasparov, Anand and worst of all...Deep Blue...a bloody computer.
This is ridiculous. What a complete waste of time and effort and a lost oportunity
to bring this book to the modern market.
(typical money making trick this, adding in the names of modern great players
and a computer to cast the net as wide as possible. )
Reading/studying it will not do any harm at all. You will pick up things.
It's horses for courses. All chess books are like that.
It will click with some and not with others.
Trying to recall my first brush with the book I remember loads of
interesting moves that offered no explanation at all.
Of course this was Capa wanting the student to work out things for themselves.
Infact he says after leaving you at an interesting position something like;
'you should be able to work out this for yourself.'
Excellent. Except what looked like a natural spot for Capa to stop and let the
reader work out other continuations was way beyond the grasp of the average player.
At that stage I was not good enough to work things out and ended up getting
into an even more complicated mess.
Imagine Da Vinci stopping halway through painting the Mona Lisa and allowing
a cartoonist to finish it off, then you will get the idea.
Armed with only handful of tactical tricks I'm trying to win a technically won
position with Knight forks and skewers.
In reflection maybe I should have kept at it.
If you think you can learn a lot from the book then go for for it.
Like all books it does need a determined effort from the reader so why
not make this the one you can say you have done cover to cover.
It will make you into a better player.