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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This book is really a prolonged defense of the queen’s pawn opening, 1. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Dad beat me every game we played from 6 years old to the ninth grade. I checked to see how an engine felt about h3 in that particular position and the engine is like “yeah h3 is best. I guess Euwe’s books have a better quality in the analysis, as Euwe was a very strong player World Champion. It teaches chess concepts, principles and rules of thumb; the reasons behind the move.

The reader sees what is happening and how the loyical changes with each turn as the author explains the why. Jul 16, Qkhanhle rated it it was amazing. Mate in 13 for White Tacticsfull 16 min ago. Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter. My guess is that Nunn might reference Chernev in his book Understanding Chess Move by Movegiven the obvious parallel between the titles, but I’ve never looked at the logocal. Chernev is a great teacher, and gives his lessons clearly in a pleasant, easy to read manner that just flows.


I had a few quibbles not related to the age of the book as well.

Jan 04, Tahta rated it it was amazing. That doesn’t mean that that kind of advice doesn’t serve a useful purpose by giving newcomers to the game some first, rough guidelines to start learning from.

Irving Chernev: Logical Chess

Jul 29, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: One reading will not suffice for mastery! There is also a sufficient number of diagrams so that you won’t get too lost as the game progresses.

If you are an experienced player looking for accurate analysis you look elsewhere. It was called a perfect model game – and here it was, in this book that I first saw it, despite having known about Rubinstein for a long time.

May 10, Alan Tomkins-Raney rated it really liked it. I have bought copies of Chernov’s book for friends and family, but I’m certain Nunn is correct.

Dass er Fehler macht, etc. The first board never varies from the actual move order of the game given in the book. Dec 18, Moayad Sakaan rated it really liked it.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

I’d recommend reading when you have a chess board in cernev of you to follow along. This book won’t teach you the inner working of chess openings or endgames but it will help you understand both positional development and how to think in chess.

Some of the analysis may be a little bit dodgy but the games are good and you could certainly just enjoy playing through the games and checking the analysis only where you think there is an error. Jan 09, Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Chernev is one of the best chess writers out there. Chess books really need to get into the 21st century.


Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

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. Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability. If you have more than one chess book, then you have the beginnings of a collection.

Oct 09, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Logical Chess Move by Move: Not technical – but not condescending either. Every move is explained and avoids the cherev paragraphs of chess notation. I had heard of games leaving impressions on people before, but after playing chess more than 40 years, it had never happened to me.

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Finally, why oh why are the Chapter headers for each game the site where the game was played rather than the players? Yes, there is a fair cherneb of repetition, because that is how many of us learn.

Useful, simple and practical book! Recommended, as the publisher says on the jacket, for the player who has learnt the rules but just can’t seem to crack it. 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 to learn from the author.