10 Greatest Endgame Plays by Jose Capablanca

10 Greatest Endgame Plays by Jose Capablanca

There are thousands of books written on openings, hundreds of books are written on the middlegame, and only few books are available on endgames. Most of the available endgame materials deal with theoretical of artificial positions. Yes, they are all beautiful, but not as useful for practical chess player. In this article we will study ten real-game examples of Capablanca endgame creativity.

“In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before anything else; for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame.” – Jose Raul Capablanca.

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Updated 01.05.2024