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. It seems that Nunn (who is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was) is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis in.

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May 10, Alan Tomkins-Raney rated it really liked it. Dec 14, Reinhold rated it it was amazing Shelves: It teaches chess concepts, principles and rules of thumb; the reasons behind the move. Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability. Roger Gephart 41 1. The author splits the games into three chapters, dealing with kingside attacks 16 gamesqueen’s pawn openings 7 gamesand other concepts 10 games.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This is a very good book for anyone rated under about ELO — it will cover at least something they do not know.

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Even in intermediate or advanced games, the principle that pawns chesw move backwards, that it creates weaknesses, is all still useful because you weigh that up against the benefits of such a move. Personally, I find extremely useful and reassuring the implicit calm attitude, pervasive throughout the book, that the chessboard is a rational world with rules we can understand and apply, while admitting many exceptions based on special circumstances; where truth can be discovered and justice triumphs in the end.


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There’s little or no value in reading a chess book that is too difficult to comprehend. In fact, many would suggest cuess two chessboards when conducting a self-study: Thanks for the advice!

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

The saying lofical has to know the rules to break them” is applicable here. When I ended up on the Czech border with the Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening. Here are three key criteria I use for including a book on my overlearning list: Jul 01, Adam rated it it was amazing.

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Why is Logical Chess so valuable? Chenue Abongwa 61 1 1. Feb 9, 5. Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting This is a classic chess book explaining every move in easy to understand words. Feb 9, 2. I started learning chess very late in life in my 30’s. I think the same can be said for Chernev’s work; after all, it’s not for nothing that this instructional book from irvihg still topical today.

Logical Chess : Move By Move : Every Move Explained

This is a great book for beginners. The Best Books of Dec 18, Moayad Sakaan rated it really liked it. Jan 01, notgettingenough rated it it was amazing Shelves: A great deal depends on what he does, or lets you do. If I could live my life over again ah, if only I would make one simple change.


Feb 9, 8. 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. This points to the fact that good positional knowledge is required to make use of the advantage.

Given the book’s original copyright, it is not surprising that the earliest game is from and the latest was played in Illustrates effective middle-game plans.

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. I loved this book. Chernev targets primarily players who are not masters and therefore need first fhernev hammered home, early and often. Almost any chess book treating material beyond the moves and rules should be beneficial.

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