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  1. 29 Oct '06 15:59
    What do you think of this book by capablanca? Do you think that the new algebraic edition by Nick de Firmian butchers it?
  2. 29 Oct '06 23:16
    Originally posted by hutson
    What do you think of this book by capablanca? Do you think that the new algebraic edition by Nick de Firmian butchers it?
    I haven't read the DeFirmian version, but the original "Chess Fundamentals" is one of my favorite all-time chess books. When once asked what was the best chess book ever,former World Champion Mikhal Botvinnik replied "Chess Fundamentals".
  3. Standard member Spacetime
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    31 Oct '06 23:10 / 1 edit
    I don't think the notation (classical or algebraic) would make any difference. This is definitely one of my favorite chess books, if nothing else because there are some really awesome endgame examples.

    He picks examples that have a huge amount of instructive value if you play them against Fritz (or whatever)

    The only downside is he doesn't explain as much as needed sometimes, saying stuff like "I leave it to the reader to see why this is true".