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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My Answer To Vojin. Read it, make it your own, and from time to time the author will whisper in your ear. If you ever feel like purchasing a chess book as a gift to a beginner, look no further.

Logical Chess (Chernev)

Hcess every move is a great idea in principle, but it does get a little wearisome having to read about 1. I found this helpful. Help chhess Game Collections.

With that proviso, I would recommend it heartily to anyone just starting to explore the game, and therefore, to scholastic chess teachers as well. Also, it was a little tedious to read thru the openings of the games and have the author tell you the same things over and over.

If it is your first chess book, it is going to do a better job explaining basic moves than any other book. Yes, Capablanca can do no wrong. Feb 9, 3.


Amateurs should also use this approach. Feb 25, Mike Hickson rated it it was amazing. When I ended up on the Czech border with the Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening.

Repeatedly solving puzzle books from the list is how one develops tactical vision of reoccurring patterns. However, to find the winning way is far from trivial. I have grouped the chesa king pawn open games first, the single king pawn semi-open games second, the double queen pawn closed games third, and the Indian defenses last.

Here is a review that was, at one time, available online.

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It saves the player from playing too badly or perhaps even well. It comes highly recommended by chess instructors. This book and our games gave practical impetus to my love for chess. This might just be the best book for class players to read.

Aug 29, Peter Sprengelmeyer rated it it was amazing. The same would be true if you tried to dogmatically follow, say, “knights should be developed before bishops” or similar overly general advice which is routinely thrown at novices.

Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability. Jul 06, Christian Drechsler rated it it was amazing. Chernec 9, 1. Mark all topics as READ. chees

First, the analyses are sometimes not complete or contain slight errors. Nunn, who once ranked in the top ten players in the world by rating, is a far stronger player than Chernev, who was probably no more than a national master at his peak. I have bought copies of Chernov’s book for friends and family, but I’m certain Nunn is correct. Sign up using Email and Password. Feb 9, 5. Sign up using Facebook. Don’t settle for a computer unless you never play over the board in the first place.


Useful, simple and practical book! The value of any single move or combination of moves can only be measured with respect to the particular position on the board. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially Very good book.

It introduces a lot of basic strategic concepts along the way but also shows neat tactical aspects to the game, both those played as well as the unplayed ones that guided the game.

There are 2 clues unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page! Even in intermediate or advanced games, the principle that pawns can’t move backwards, that it creates weaknesses, is all still useful because you weigh that up against the benefits of such a move.

At the time Chernev wrote his book there was no powerful chess engines and computer analysis, unlike Nunn which likely uses a lot of these tools to support the accuracy of his analysis.