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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Logical Chess was originally printed in descriptive notation and reprinted in algebraic notation. Okay, maybe not laugh out loud, belly laugh type material. It’s nice to have a book that explains chsrnev move by move.

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I have started a computer chess engine tournament to fight it out and the surprising result was that Rybka won every game with black or white. Tim Hanke is a U. The first board chses varies from the actual move order of the game given in the book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition

Maybe it’s repetition by intention, but at the end it bored me down a little bit. That being said I can’t much explain why I stalled out just past halfway through although I am actively seeking to improve my chess. Many readers prefer to use a standard regulation board as the first board, and a much smaller pocket-sized portable set as the second board.

A great deal depends on what he does, or lets you do. Useful, simple and practical book! Tal surely did not learn anything new; it served as a reminder.


I found this helpful. This makes hcess read the book with caution and slight paranoia. While this is a great book, there are some areas where it is showing its age having first been issued nearly a half century ago.

I would have also had time to play over the games again and again. The author splits the games into three chapters, dealing with kingside attacks 16 gamesqueen’s pawn openings 7 gamesand other concepts 10 games. It must fit in with the scheme of the game you are playing and be tempered by the demands of the opponent.

There are plenty of best practices ironed in with italics throughout the length of the book and the author is quite happy to present them, making exception however for his hero Capablanca. While they may not be for vhess those who end up being grandmasters like Nunn, I think they are worthwhile to thousands like me who have continued learning this game because of their influence.

I think the same can be said for Chernev’s work; after all, it’s not for nothing that this instructional logjcal from is still topical today. Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I would remove all the chess and add dancing in its place.

I enjoyed reading it, it changed the way I think about chess, specially in the opening phase.

By having the basic principles driven home dhernev the book, that decision can be correctly analysed. This book is really a prolonged defense of the queen’s pawn opening, 1. I say chfrnev as a beginner myself. It saves the player from playing too badly or perhaps even well. Probably the greatest chess teacher.

This might just be the best book for class players to read. Chernev’s book presents a number of games i This is the first book that a chess player should read after learning the basics – that is, how the pieces move, basic checkmating patterns, and the tactical building blocks such as forks, pins, and skewers. Any high schooler can tell you that you can, and you get 2 and a chenrev, but the concept of fractions may be too advanced a concept for a kindergarten student.


They had little choice, because I refused to report to the classroom and kept playing chess instead.

I read through the first couple games and was already suspicious of some of his analysis. You love her to bits, and because of that you don’t really want to mention the Not technical – but not condescending either. When the year began he was a better player than I was; as the fall term passed we became roughly equal; by the end of the year he could hardly get a draw from me. Mar 06, Tony rated it really liked it. Irving Chernev Just as we give babies soft food because it requires no chewing and is easily digestible, so Chernev nourishes the infant judgment of lower-level chessplayers with easy, plausible rules to guide their faltering footsteps.

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There’s only hcernev much you can say about 1. I learned how to play chess by reading Chernev’s books; some of his books were meant for beginner-casual players anyway. Not only that, but Chernev is a witty writer.