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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Grandmasters like Tal study the games of other strong players everyday. I don’t know if it is in or out of print but if you can get it at a normal price then go for it.

My Slighty Tattered Chess Career 3 years ago. Logical Chess was originally printed in descriptive notation and reprinted in algebraic notation. When I ended up on the Czech border with the Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening. Log In or Join. Playing Down 1 year ago.

Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition

When describing a move similar to one previously described, most books do not repeat the analysis previously given. Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat codes at world championship?

Just by repeating the basic principles one already memorizes and adapts them easily and I caught myself looking at a position on the chess board in a different way. You have to make some allowances for its age. Playing Chess in the Beautiful Tuscan Countryside 3 years ago. All 33 games from Logical Chess are included below. The Immortal Overprotection Game 1 year ago. You would benefit from reading them both, simply start with Chernev then finish with Nunn in that way any corrections that are required to the way you reason about chess theory can be correct by the modern theory in Nunn’s book.


Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially Very good book.

OTOH he does h 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. As you follow each game, you will start to see where potential attacks come from, and you will find yourself looking for winning combinations in your own games.

Get sniffy about the old codger wearing unfashionable clothes and it might not quite work for you. Your responses are great too. I could not have been more stupid in ignoring this book so long, not to mention being wrong about all of the above.

It contains almost twice as many games and can be found very cheap on amazon http: If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Jul 29, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: In that respect, again flaws 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.

Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) – COMPLETE

View all posts by Tim Hanke. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best chermev on our website. Considering that the books is written for Beginners it would have been helpful to at least outline the path or to choose a completely different game.

It would be nice to have this as an e-book with annotated pgns, but apparently his widow has not been very receptive to publishing deals. It was also fun and enlightening to see some master brilliancies. Oct 26, Amar Pai rated it liked it Shelves: His chess prose is top shelf.

Apr 23, Loyical Cadorin rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s of its time, and that is both a strength and a weakness. This is a fabulous book. Just make the move given in the book vhernev continue to follow along move by move.


Mar 18, Viktoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: The point is, if the chess beginner struggles with the book list below, Logical Chess will prove too difficult as well. Quite possibly the best first book on chess. Now, I get to say that Rubinstein-Salwe, Lodz, game 20 left a deep impression cuess me.

The games themselves are as old as the hills. For example, in one game, the author writes “And Black resigned, as there is no way to avoid checkmate via [a certain move].

It was the first chess book I ever owned, back in the days before girls, when everything was in black and white and a computer was a panel of flashing lights playing on Spock’s face. The Chess Mind Blog. 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 Why don’t you just look up his criticism yourself?

Here’s all the PGNS sans annotations: And I had no desire to spend thousands of hours learning to play at that level. Show 5 Show All. Jun 24, globulon marked it as partly-read Shelves: In fact, many would suggest using two chessboards when conducting a self-study: These chess puzzle books written in descriptive notation with diagrams on every page can be solved by starring at the book — loyical board is necessary.