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Post  jiri on Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:11 am

Capablanca - A Compendium of Games, Notes, [...] - Edward Winter - McFarland - 1989 - OCR (pdf, 18mb)
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Edward Winter: Capablanca (signed)

A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations and Other Rare Archival Materials on the Cuban Chess Genius José Raúl Capablanca, 1888–1942. Signed and dedicated by Edward Winter.

165 games, 26 glossy plates, diagrams, appendices, notes, bibliography, indexes. 349pp. Library binding, McFarland 1989.

About the Book

This compendium provides an enormous amount of documentary data, usefully organized, much of it unseen since original (and often obscure) publication. Writings are by and about Capablanca; the minute details of his life and games proceed chronologically; the controversies of his career are especially well documented. The book has a games and positions index, an index of openings, a general index, and 26 rare photographs on glossy plates.

About the Author(s)

Edward Winter is an author, journalist, archivist and "the world’s most renowned chess historian" (in the words of Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan). He began Chess Notes in 1982.

Award Winner Book of the Year--British Chess Federation

This book is basically a biography via the subject's own writings and papers. Winter does, in fact, include plenty of his own (excellent) prose, but the meat of the book is Capablanca's own writing, much of it new to me, and I've read quite a bit on Capa through the years.

Especially interesting are Capa's thoughts on contemporary players and his early game annotations when he was writing for various chess magazines early in his career. For example, he annotated every game of the epic Lasker-Schlechter match, and they are all included here.

Although Capa is infamous for writing less than virtually any other World Champion, he still penned quite a number of articles, all of them of interest, and all, or nearly all, of which are collected here.

Winter is known for being a stickler about documentation, so you will not find a lot of unfounded gossip or apochryphal stories or legend here. This is a refreshing dfference from the large majority of chess biographies, including other books on Capa. Capablanca's career is full of enough true mindboggling stories to need to make anything up.

This book is a splendid achievement by Winter, and I had a difficult time putting it down. I plan on going back to it again and again as a reference, and, of course, to play over the games which Capablanca had annotated.

As a big fan of details and facts, Winter is always for me. He`s the best chess historian by far, and this may be his best book to date. Even if you`re not a serious Capablanca fan, this book will keep you entertained with those little special events that make life so interesting (like including a section of an article by Sergei Prokofiev about his playing in a simul against Capbablanca). I also didn`t know until reading the Capablanca writings from articles included in this book that the World Champion really did have a nice sense of humour. Engrossing, filled with facts, all attributions in order... but by no means is it dry. Quite the contrary, this will also touch on your emotions.
Certainly one of the best books I`ve ever seen.

Product details
Paperback: 359 pages
Publisher: McFarland (April 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786466340
ISBN-13: 9780786466344

Capablanca_ A Compendium of Games, Notes, [...] (by Edward Winter) [HQ]

Here is my Capablanca collection, which includes all the books written by him, as mentioned in this thread, and in addition, important books about him (I have not included books which devote only a chapter or a section to Capablanca). The books by Capa himself include:
--Chess Fundamentals
--Primer of Chess
--My Chess Career
--Last Lectures
The other books include
--his WCC matches against Lasker in 1921 and against Alekhine in 1927
--two volumes of his games edited by Varnusz
--one volume of his games, edited by Soloviov
--Lovas, The Chess Greats of the World, the volume on Capablanca
--Lakdawala, Capablanca Move by Move
--Chernev, Capablanca's Best Endings
--Reinfeld, The Immortal Games of Capablanca
--Golombek, Capablanca's Hundred Best Games
And the very important, but not very well known book by Hooper, The Unknown Capablanca.
The old classics are all in descriptive notation, the collections by Varnusz and Soloviev are in algebraic, as are the books by Lovas and Lakdawala.
Speaking of algebraic, I have NOT included the ECO volume called "The Best Endings of Capablanca and Fischer", because only half of it is devoted to Capa...
I do not wish to take part in the endless argument about the identity of the greatest chess player in history, as in addition to Capa, a good case can be made also for Morphy, Alekhine, Fischer and Kasparov (perhaps also for others), but I would like to point to one important fact concerning this issue. Serious contemporary research has established that Capablanca was the most ACCURATE chess player in history, in that his moves resemble the most the moves made by super-strong engines, rated well over 3000 ELO.
Thanks to the original scanners and uploaders, who are too numerous to mention!
Link (14 books, or rather, 13 books in 14 volumes, zipped PDF, 148.6 mb):

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Mikhail Botvinnik - Chess Champion v1.0.0 (Unlocked) 
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Viswanathan Anand - Chess Champion v1.0.0 (Unlocked) 
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Vladimir Kramnik - Chess Champion v1.0.0 (Unlocked) 
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Garry Kasparov - Chess Champion v1.0.0 (Unlocked) 
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Alexander Alekhine - Chess Champion v1.0.0 (Unlocked) 
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Emanuel Lasker - Chess Champion v1.0.0 (Unlocked)
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1.4. 1909
1.5. 1910
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1.11. 1915
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1.17. 1924
1.18. 1925
1.19. 1926
1.20. 1927
1.21. 1928
1.22. 1929
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1.25. 1931
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1.27. 1935
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1.29. 1937
1.30. 1938
1.31. 1939
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6. Playing an endgame
7. Converting an advantage in material and/or position into a win
8. Skill of defense



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Post  DrLucifer on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:48 am

Alekhine.apk and lasker.apk can not be downloaded.
Kindly upload once again.
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