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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This is such a good book. However, to find the winning way is far from trivial. Logical Chess is pages long with no diagrams — clearly not a book for beginners. May 15, Jason rated it really liked it.

Chernev is a great teacher, and gives his lessons clearly in a pleasant, easy to read manner that just flows. I played through this many years ago. I found this helpful. I enjoyed reading it, it changed the way I think about chess, specially in the opening phase.

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

In this book, Chernev annotates 33 games and comments on each move for both players. Exceptional players find exceptional moves and that’s what we all try to do! Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Immortal book on learning chess for amateurs. When I left 2 years later, Queen’s pawn was all anybody played.

Mar 05, Alex Vasai rated it it was amazing. Many readers prefer to use a standard regulation board as the first board, and a much smaller pocket-sized portable set as the second board.


I had truly written this book off as: It’s of its time, and that is both a strength and a weakness. May 10, Alan Tomkins-Raney rated it really liked it. Feb 25, Mike Hickson rated it it was amazing. Why not cbess 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.

Chess Beginners who know the basic rules. In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. The games chosen are all chernef and have a lot of relevant teaching points. 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.

The author splits the games into three chapters, dealing with kingside attacks 16 gamesqueen’s pawn openings 7 gamesand other concepts 10 games. 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. Jan 09, Jacob Hurley rated it really liked it Shelves: It has the the lofical of a human master-level player, which are, mistakes and all, better than the all computer analysis lines that anyone can generate.


I used the structure and natural kingside attack from logicao game in many, many of my own encounters.

Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition by Irving Chernev

It would certainly be my recommendation for cherbev beginning player. Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability.

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But it’s still a fabulous classic and you can’t imagine a world in which it doesn’t exist. All 33 games from Logical Chess are included below. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move – The Chess Improver

Players with attractive female avatars Pryder 12 min ago. 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. Roger Gephart 41 1. It depends on what you are using the book for.