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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Major Lag kylewarren 28 min ago. At this point, players may find that they can get a win here chwrnev there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans. But you’ll sniff at some of the moce which feel like wind-up gramophones in an I-pad age. An absolutely brilliant book. 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. Youth Chess Scholastic players and parents: I read Chernov, discovered the queen side openings – he never beat me again.

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In some situations a pawn in front of castled king gets moved and he’s like “what a terrible move, don’t violate the king’s safety! Or, put it this way, I am genuinely jealous of people who have not read this book for the first time, because if the pleasure that is waiting for them, as long as they can make a few small allowances for the age difference Bt 18, Moayad Sakaan rated it really liked it.

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It seems that Nunn who is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis in 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. I was so obsessed with chess from the start that I played through every game in this book at a shamefully fast pace –“shameful,” in the sense that it was indicative of a waste of life or a lack of having a life.

There are some brilliant ideas expressed in this book. 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.

Paperbackpages. Mark all topics as READ. He also throws in humor every so often to keep the interest of the reader, because chess can quickly turn into a boring game if treated dryly.

I heard that John Nunn really criticised this book. But Chernev’s “principles” can be kind of arbitrary bt times. Very good in principle but too many old-fashioned openings. White to move Analysis Position This position could have occurred had White played Jul 06, Christian Drechsler rated it it was amazing.

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 anythingand certainly not with paranoia. It’s a terrific first book because the commentator Chernev explains the logical thought process, or at times lack thereof, behind the moves in classic games.

The units on the second board often get pushed out-of-sorts when a creative mind debates the various possibilities that could have been played instead. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively. Move by Move has earned its place as a classical text that is often recommended to players who seek I’d recommend reading when you have a chess board in front of you to follow along.


The fact that Chernev makes certain oversimplifications and yes, out-and-out mistakes in some places is a good thing to be discovered at some point in a player’s chess development, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Chernev’s book, warts and all, cannot be very!

Even with every move explained step-by-step, Logical Chess is Ches an easy book the byy time through! Chernev though is a much better writer.

Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

Dass er Fehler macht, etc. Candy Cane Classic 1 day ago. Jan 26, 4. Perfect for my current level. Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. Does Nunn have valid points?

However, to find the winning way is far from trivial. APRIL 4, 2 years ago. Nothing in chess—no convention, principle, or recommended procedure—is to be practiced rigidly. However, this bishop sacrifice was not only hard cjess to see that a master missed it, but it’s not the sort of thing beginners should be expecting to save them in such positions — even if it’s there a beginner will not find it.

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.

Chernev’s books have mpve instruction, and are very easy to read, while Nunn’s books can be too difficult for the average player. Useful, simple and practical book!