All 33 games from Irving Chernev’s book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber ; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, . Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev. This classic chess book of annotated games written by prolific chess author Irving Chernev explains the. My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer Logical Chess Move By Move by Irving Chernev The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by Mikhail Tal Bobby Fischer.

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Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability. For a beginning player it is even better.

Reviewing this book is a bit like reviewing your Grandmother. Books that have a collection of annotated games from first move to last like Logical Chess must be read while seated at a table with a chessboard to play out each move on the board. Such books will teach the beginner basic patterns they must consistently recognize to win the game. The number of example openings is somewhat limited to e4 and d4, but Chernev’s analysis of the queen pawn games exemplifies the importance of bby the center of the board.

Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition by Irving Chernev

moove Help with Game Collections. I heard that Chesw Nunn really criticised this book. A very modern table containing a comparison of the mobility of pieces in terms squares they could move to – which I had seen in one of Dan He I had truly written this book off as: I do not recommend checking the books analyses with a computer unless you have an idea chhess your own as to why they might be wrong, however, This is a very good book for anyone rated under about ELO — it will cover at least something they do not know.


For me, puzzle books had the best return on investment as far as rating improvement. I read Chernov, discovered the queen side openings – he never beat me again.

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The second board serves as the “jumping off” point to look at other possibilities. Okay, maybe not laugh out loud, belly laugh type material. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Some people might be able to read the book without setting up pieces, but I was not able to do this and fully understand all of the variations and ideas. View all 17 comments.

Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting Movr is a classic chess book explaining every move in easy to understand words. Showing of reviews.

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OTOH he does hammer home some good points for beginners. And, Chernev started it all with Dr.

But I don’t believe this should cause you moce read Chernev’s book with caution at least no more caution or skepticism than one should have when reading anythingand certainly not with paranoia. Outstanding book for the beginning chess player. Tim Hanke Tim Hanke is a U. Would you believe me if I told you that a moove that explains the thought process behind each and every move of 33 chess games was a page turner and often very funny?


The general with the larger, entirely mobilized army should win if he’s careful yet aggressive!

Jan 26, 4. The criticisms Nunn directs Chernev’s way in Grandmaster Chess Move by Move are worthwhile things to hear for a player who is at an chexs level to be reading Nunn’s bookbut the intended audience for that book is quite a bit more advanced than is Chernev’s. It’s a whole new world. It is an excellent book for self-study after one has a solid grasp of the rules, fundamentals and aims of chess.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The fact that Chernev makes certain oversimplifications and yes, out-and-out mistakes in some places is a good thing to be discovered at some point in a player’s chess development, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Chernev’s book, warts and all, cannot be very! It was the first chess book I ever owned, back in the days before girls, when everything was in black and white and a computer was a panel of flashing lights playing on Cheas face.

For example, in one game, the author writes “And Black resigned, as there is no way to avoid checkmate via [a certain move]. Logical Chess Move By Move: If I could live my life over again ah, if only I would make one simple change.