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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. It seems that Nunn (who is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was) is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis in. All 33 games from Irving Chernev’s book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber ; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, .

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This book is really a prolonged defense of the queen’s pawn opening, 1. For example, in one game, the author writes “And Black resigned, as there is no way to avoid checkmate via [a b move]. I say that as itving beginner myself. I’d recommend reading when you have a chess board in front of you to follow along. This book is far from the most contemporary in Horowitz and Fred Reinfeld More comprehensive than Fischer’s puzzle book; introduction to openings, tactics, and endgames that promote pawns to queen or knight.

We use cookies to give irvkng the best possible experience. Sep 16, Andreas rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I do not recommend checking the books analyses with a computer unless 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. Dass er Fehler macht, etc. However, this bishop sacrifice was not only hard enough to see that a master missed it, but it’s not the sort of thing beginners should be expecting to save them in such cjess — even if it’s there a beginner will not find it.

In that respect, again chdrnev and all, showing the moves and some of the simple ideas behind the moves, even the repetition of some bits of advice, was perfect for me. The open games in the first half are very entertaining, but the second half contains too many Queen Gambits.

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Logical Chess : Move By Move : Every Move Explained

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 read Logical Chess prior to these tactics books and did not see such tactical improvements in my game. So I looked for the book and it was out of print with copies going for big bucks. Let’s start with the good news. No eBook available Amazon. Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability.

Nov 20, Dan Domme rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

OTOH he does hammer home some good points for beginners. In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move.

Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting. This book is not as good as “Unorthodox Chess Openings” by E. Probably the greatest chess teacher.

Logical Chess: Move by Move – Irving Chernev – Google Books

I only started studying chess about 18 months ago. That being said I can’t much explain why I stalled out just past halfway through although I am actively seeking to improve my chess. Makes ample use of quotations from other chess legends to lrving the points that he is making. So basically his advice boils down to “make the right move at the logial time. I found it in about 10 seconds using Google’s Search Engine.

I wrote this book review a few days ago: Having learnt the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve? I found it in least logiccal half a dozen other books, annotated by everyone including Kasparov. It’s nice to have a book that explains games move by move. Four stars for covering with deliberation every move of thirty-three games.

Chernev is also an engaging writer, writing with passion whenever a good move is played. Sometimes a simple quite move is made first chees limits the opponent’s response, such as seizing control of an open line or blocking a backward pawn to prevent the opposing king’s escape. The games chosen are all interesting and have a lot of relevant teaching points.


Jan 26, 2. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially opening moves in easy to understand language. Perfect for my current level. Most of these older books have PGN collections of the games and positions available online if you look around a bit.

I don’t know if it is in or out of print but if you cherbev get it at a normal price then cherneg for it. And I had no desire to spend thousands of hours learning to play at that level. If you have more than one chess book, then you have the beginnings logkcal a collection. Chess in Ten Easy Lessons by Larry Evans is easy to find but the game examples are not easy and the puzzles are too easy. This irvingg was recommended to me when I returned to the game as an adult last year I do not recommend checking the books analyses with a logidal unless you have an idea of your own as to why they might be wrong, however, as by the standards of human play they are fairly accurate.

Didn’t know who he was but played him and afterwards when going over the game with him, he advised me to get a copy of Chernev’s Logical Chess Move By Move. Luxuriate in its timeless wonderfulness and you’ll have a grand time. Jan 09, Jacob Hurley rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a bit like telling a kindergartener that you cannot divide 5 by 2. Also, it was a little tedious to read chhess the openings of the games and have the author tell you the same things over and over.

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