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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Tal surely did not learn anything new; it served as a reminder. You have to make some allowances for its age. Dhess books have great instruction, and are very easy to read, while Nunn’s books can be too difficult for the average player.

I have grouped the double king pawn open games first, the single king pawn semi-open games second, the double queen pawn closed games chernnev, and the Indian defenses last. Okay, maybe not laugh out loud, belly laugh type material.

It was a mandatory hands-on course, my choice of shop or electronics, but the school year was —Bobby Fischer had just won the world championship—and apparently the chesss administration accepted the excuse that the course would have interfered with my daily chess games.

View all 17 logicaal. I say that as a beginner myself. To solve the puzzles, consider all the possible forcing moves: This book and our games gave practical impetus to my love for chess. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The value of any single move or combination of moves can only be measured with respect to the particular position on the board.

I never bought the book. But it’s still a fabulous classic and you can’t imagine a world in which it doesn’t exist.

I truly believe you have a tremendous amount of flexibility in choosing books that work for you. Feb 9, 5. 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.


While this is a great book, there are some areas where it is showing its age having first been issued nearly a half century ago. The point is, if the chess beginner struggles with the book list below, Logical Chess will prove too difficult as well. Anyway, I found the teaching style very appealing and have learnt a lot.

I think the same can be said for Chernev’s work; after all, it’s not for nothing that this instructional book from is still topical today. I found it in least a half a dozen other books, annotated by everyone including Kasparov. It saves the player from playing too badly or perhaps even well. 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.

Here are three key criteria I use for including a book on my overlearning list: Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially Very good book. Log In or Join.

Nunn, who once ranked in the top ten chesd in the world by rating, is a far stronger player than Chernev, who was probably no more than a national master at his peak. Yes, there is a fair amount of repetition, because that is how many of us learn. Here is a review cuernev was, at one time, available online. Four stars for covering with deliberation every move of thirty-three games. Alles mag stimmen, es hat aber keine Relevanz.

Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) – COMPLETE

Jul 01, Adam rated it it was amazing. Gaining a material advantage by capturing and removing the opponent’s army one unit at a time without losing your own is a huge advantage, often on the path to victory. Probably not a lot. Sign up using Email and Password.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

Chess is a games of rules and exceptions, not just rules. At this point, players cheess find that they can get ches win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans.


As a fan of the book, I recommend it to every beginner, I’d like to point out that the book isn’t really about memorising moves. Logical Chess Move by Move: The criticisms Nunn directs Chernev’s way in Grandmaster Chess Move by Move are worthwhile things to hear for a player who is at an appropriate level to be reading Nunn’s bookbut the intended audience for that book is quite a bit more advanced than is Chernev’s.

EdoubleU52 19 min ago. When I ended up on the Czech border with the Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening. Control the center, etc. 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.

Jan 01, notgettingenough rated it logica was amazing Shelves: Luxuriate in its timeless wonderfulness and you’ll have a grand time. JustJackinIt 23 min ago. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively. My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: But I don’t believe this should cause you to read Loical book with caution at least no more caution or skepticism than one should have when reading anythingand certainly logicwl with paranoia.

Any high schooler can tell you that you can, and you get 2 and a half, but the concept of fractions may be too advanced a concept for a kindergarten student. I could not have been more stupid in ignoring chesw book so long, not to mention being wrong about all of the above. Granted, the book was originally written in the s, so we don’t have the pleasure of seeing Chernev’s reaction to games by the likes of Fischer, Tal, and their contemporaries.