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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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Sign up using Email and Password. If you were to try and take every word in Chernev’s book as gospel for the rest of your chess career, you would indeed be leading yourself astray. I do not recommend checking the books analyses with a computer cherhev you have an idea of your own as to why they might be wrong, however, This is a very good book for anyone rated under about ELO — it will cover at least something they do not know.

All 33 games from Logical Chess are included below.

I have bought copies of Chernov’s book for friends and family, but I’m certain Nunn is correct. When describing a move similar to one previously described, most books do not repeat the analysis previously given. There’s little or no value in reading a chess book that is too difficult to comprehend. View all posts by Tim Hanke. To develop strategical considerations — a long term plan when forcing tactics are not dhess — the learner should play through many annotated games that explain the reasoning behind the moves.

learning – Dr. John Nunn vs Irving Chernev’s “Logical Chess Move by Move” – Chess Stack Exchange

Why logicall Logical Chess so valuable? Chernev is very motivating and inspiring. I have 2 complaints. I have similar books written by Max Euwe. A book usually has to satisfy all three criteria to make it onto my list, or if not all three, then at least the last two.

While not a world-class player, Chernev was a prolific writer, and that combination serves the reader well in this book.

Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

You love her to bits, and because of that you don’t really want to mention the Overall, sure, it isn’t a perfect book in some aspects, but as a tool to teach the basic principles of the game and how to play in general, what the plans are, it’s a great book. Logical Chess Move By Move: Would you believe me if I told you that a book that explains the thought process behind each and every move of 33 chess games was a page turner and often very funny?


Jul 01, Adam rated it it was amazing. It depends on what you are using the book for. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He acts like playing h3 to prevent a pin is shattering the kingside.

Unfortunately, such misleading chess books are distressingly common.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

It’s nice to have a book that explains games move by move. It has the the thoughts of a human master-level player, which are, mistakes and all, better than the all computer analysis lines that anyone can generate. Very good in principle but too many old-fashioned openings. If you have more than one chess book, then you have the beginnings of a cess. Regardless of these types of issues, this is a very good book.

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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? This makes me read the book with caution and slight paranoia. Chess is a games of rules and exceptions, not just rules. As others have said as well, it is also a game of rules and exceptions.

I know Chernev wasn’t super high rated but I also know the book is recommended by many.

Nunn, who once ranked in the top ten players in the world by rating, is a far stronger player than Chernev, who was probably no more than a national master at his peak.

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 Dec 14, Tyler rated it really liked it Shelves: Amateurs should also use this approach. It’s a terrific first book because cheernev commentator Chernev explains the logical thought process, or at times cernev thereof, behind the moves in classic games.


View kogical posts by Tim Hanke. Alles mag stimmen, es hat aber keine Relevanz.

Oct 21, Will Once rated it really liked it. His ideas may be right but I think they should be delivered with respect for a man chezs is a very great writer and teacher of chess.

Why not just read Nunn, because Chernev is a good read and easy to understand and implement it’s a good place to start as either a chess student, or as a primer used by a chess teacher.

Books that have a collection of annotated games cjess first move to last like Logical Chess must be read while seated at a table with a chessboard to play out each move on the board.

Tal surely did not learn anything new; it served as a reminder. At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans. I would have also had time to play over the games again and again.

To solve the puzzles, consider all the possible forcing moves: If it is your first chess book, it is going to do a better job explaining basic moves than any other book.

At the time Chernev wrote his book there was no powerful chess engines and computer analysis, unlike Nunn which likely uses a lot of these tools to support the accuracy of his analysis. While they may not be for all those who end up being grandmasters like Nunn, I think they are worthwhile to thousands like me who have continued learning this game because of their influence.

The open games in the first half are very entertaining, but the second half contains too many Queen Gambits. In this book, Chernev annotates 33 games and comments on each move for both players.