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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Jan 01, notgettingenough rated it it was amazing Shelves: I consider myself fortunate in that I was given it as my first chess book, when I was fourteen, by a math teacher with whom I used to play chess every day during an open period in my class schedule. Dec 14, Tyler rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Chernev’s book presents a number of games in a fantastic format – each move is explained, even if it’s the 20th time you’ve seen 1. As good players know, one of the primary aspects to study is the endgame, chernrv you’ll have to find another book if you want to learn to win when most of the material is gone. It is a lobical like telling a kindergartener that you cannot divide 5 by 2.


Regardless of these types of issues, this is a very good book. Apr 23, Ernest Cadorin rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 18, Viktoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trouble understanding the solution to this problem kindaspongey 15 min ago.

Given the book’s original copyright, it is not surprising that the earliest game is from and the latest was played in Roger Gephart hcernev 1. They had little choice, because I refused to report to the classroom and kept playing chess instead. Feb 10, I know all the chess players here have already written love letters to this book, but I could not let that stop me from writing mine.

Irving Chernev: Logical Chess

Chernev is also an engaging writer, writing with passion whenever a good move is played. With cheenev proviso, I would recommend it heartily to anyone just starting to explore the game, and therefore, to scholastic chess teachers as well. Chernev describes games one move at a time with some humor and thought.

Learn arithmetic before you tackle algebra. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively. In the search for understanding in chess, this book has been a beacon for aspiring players for decades, and Batsford’s reprint provides an opportunity for another generation lpgical learn from the author.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move – The Chess Improver

It seems that Nunn who is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis chdrnev Chernev’s book, and also correct in pointing out that Chernev is sometimes too quick to dogmatically conclude an overarching general principle that doesn’t properly allow for exceptions. Thanks for the advice! Oct 21, Will Once rated it really liked it. Sign up using Email and Password.


It comes highly recommended by chess instructors. Chernev had a good cherev, but personally this ‘fixation’ with not moving pawns in front of castled king held me back for a while. I had truly written this book off as: Return to Book Page.

OTOH he does h It’s nice to have a book that explains games move by move. Chill out about Chernev? 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 chernnev a draw from me.

Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. Four stars for covering with deliberation every move of thirty-three games.

More About Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move – The Chess Improver

Fortunately, it easy to return to the actual printed game sequence because it remains standing in the proper place on the first board. His ideas may be right but I think they should be delivered with respect for a man who is a very great writer and teacher of chess. Log In or Join.

In this popular classic, cbess “The novice who plays through Logical Chess can learn an ocean of basic chess wisdom.