Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev. This classic chess book of annotated games written by prolific chess author Irving Chernev explains the. Logical Chess: Move by Move (Irvin Chernev) Compiled (D05) Queen’s Pawn Game, 22 moves, (C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 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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It must fit in with the scheme of the game you are playing and be tempered by the demands of the opponent.

Logical Chess: Move by Move (Irvin Chernev)

I guess the method to Chernev’s madness is that by the time you’ve completed bby book, the ideas repeatedly bashed into your head are ingrained there forever. It doesn’t have the whizzy graphics for the 3D touch screen high definition generation. I read Logical Chess prior to these tactics books and did not see such tactical improvements in my game.

OTOH he does hammer home some good points for beginners. Candy Cane Classic 1 day ago. Otherwise, this book imparts a fantastic vision such that novices should see their strategic vision begin to develop upon reading it. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Openings and endings 2 years ago. Movf units on the second board often get pushed out-of-sorts when a chsrnev mind debates the various possibilities that could have been played instead. Because there are few books aimed at beginners, but which will still entertain you as you get stronger. Mark all topics as READ. It is not a beginner’s book, although most book dealers portray it as such. Many of the posts on this blog feature lessons developed for youth chess players.


I say that as a beginner myself. Most of these older books have PGN collections of the games and positions available online if you look around a bit. Chesd little or no value in reading a chess book that is too difficult to comprehend.

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A really enjoyable chess book. I love this book. It teaches fundamentals of openings and middlegames in a way that few other books can.

Apr 23, Ernest Cadorin rated it really liked it Shelves: Post as a guest Name. Move by Move has earned its place as a classical movw that is often recommended to players who seek The reader sees what is happening and how the position changes with each turn as the author explains the why.

I started learning chess very late in life in my 30’s. Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. Many games feature sacrificial combinations that cernev the king bare. I wrote this book review a few days ago: Chernev’s book was one of my first, and I still have fond memories of blazing through it.

That being said I can’t much explain why I stalled out just past halfway through although I am actively seeking to byy my chess. The Chess Mind Blog. You have to make some allowances for its age.


But I don’t believe this should cause you to read Chernev’s book with caution at least no more caution or skepticism than one should have when reading anythingfhess certainly not with paranoia. Chess books really need to get into the 21st century. May 15, Jason rated it really liked it.

Chernev describes games one move at a time with some humor and thought. Chernev’s Logical Chess is a really good book. Logical Chess was originally printed in descriptive notation and reprinted in algebraic notation. Mar 18, Viktoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be for beginners. The book is clearly for Beginners and suffers a little bit from using old example games and I really mean old!

It really is a good book with fun games. In fact, many would suggest using two chessboards when conducting a self-study: It’s an excellent book, I recommend it highly. For a beginning player it is even better. However, to find the winning way is far from trivial. If you ever feel like purchasing a chess book as a gift to a beginner, look no further. Mini skills 1 day ago.