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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad introduction to one of the greats, 20 Mar. 2001
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This review is from: Capablanca's Best Games (Algebraic Classics) (Paperback)
This is a fairly entertaining book which serves as a good introduction to the "wily Cuban"'s play (through the games) and his life (through the introduction, written by J Du Mont). The choice of games is good: Golombek skips the majority of the staid and stagnant QGD battles from the Alekhine-Capablanca championship match for example. Dr Nunn does a good job in pointing out errors in Golombek's original text (one or two reassessments of opening theory but often analytical errors which could have been avoided). The main shortcoming of the book, besides the sometimes simplistic and naive analysis, is the author's gushing admiration for Capablanca: bland compliments abound, all in a genteel Queen's English (language not opening!) style which some might find infuriating. But if you are looking for an insight into why he's known as the great positional player, you'll find just the Capa you want here.
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Capablanca's Best Games (Algebraic Classics) by Harry Golombek (Paperback - 5 Nov. 1996)
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