Jose Raul Capablanca Quotes

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Jose Raul Capablanca Quotes

People who want to improve should take their defeats as lessons, and endeavor to learn what to avoid in the future. You must also have the courage of your convictions. If you think your move is good, make it.
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In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else. For whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middle game and opening must be studied in relation to the end game.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

A good player is always lucky.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

The king, which during the opening and middlegame stage is often a burden because it has to be defended, becomes in the endgame a very important and aggressive piece, and the beginner should realize this, and utilize his king as much as possible.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

Sultan Khan had become champion of India at Indian chess and he learned the rules of our form of chess at a later date. The fact that even under such conditions he succeeded in becoming champion reveals a genius for chess which is nothing short of extraordinary.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

During the course of many years I have observed that a great number of doctors, lawyers, and important businessmen make a habit of visiting a chess club during the late afternoon or evening to relax and find relief from the preoccupations of their work.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

I have not given any drawn or lost games, because I thought them inadequate to the purpose of the book.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

In chess, as played by a good player, logic and imagination must go hand in hand, compensating each other.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

An hour's history of two minds is well told in a game of chess.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

Endings of one rook and pawns are about the most common sort of endings arising on the chess board. Yet though they do occur so often, few have mastered them thoroughly. They are often of a very difficult nature, and sometimes while apparently very simple they are in reality extremely intricate.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

The weaker the player the more terrible the Knight is to him, but as a player increases in strength the value of the Bishop becomes more evident to him, and of course there is, or should be, a corresponding decease in his estimation of the value of the Knight as compared to the bishop.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

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