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. Irving Chernev, Logical Chess: Move by Move () has earned its place as a classical text that is often recommended to players who seek to.

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In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. Anyone who has read Chernev’s work can’t fail to see the joyful movd with which he brings out his ideas.

Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter. I had truly written this book off as: Chess Tactics Training on the iPad. If you have more than one chess book, then you have the beginnings of a collection. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

Roger Gephart 41 1. Additionally the book is well edited, and I only found one small mistake. Chess Skills Social Media. So I looked for the book and it was out of print with copies going for big bucks. You may want to consider one of these in addition to “Logical Chess”.

Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting.

A very modern table containing a comparison of the mobility of pieces in terms squares they could move to – which I had seen in one of Dan Heisman’s books and thought it was a great invention.

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Get to Know Us. What’s more, the final move of this particular game, as played in Berlin inBlack’s 17th move, is not a forcing move. I had heard of games leaving impressions on people before, but after playing chess more than 40 years, it had never happened to me.


When describing a move similar to one previously described, most books do not repeat the analysis previously given. Now when I make a move I am thinking to myself “what is the purpose of this move” and asking what my opponents moves accomplish.

It must fit in with the scheme of the game you are playing and be tempered by the demands of the opponent. But it’s still a fabulous classic and you can’t imagine a world in which it doesn’t exist.

Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) – COMPLETE

It’s generally easy now to find mistakes in old books, but they still have valuable lessons and insights. 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, as by the standards of human play they are fairly accurate.

The games themselves are as old as the hills. Mini skills 1 day ago. Openings and endings 2 years ago. Chernev’s book presents a number of games i This is the first book that a chess player should read after learning the basics – that is, how the pieces move, basic checkmating patterns, and the tactical building blocks such as forks, pins, and skewers.

The section on the kingside attack was immediately applicable to my own games, and I adored the included Capablanca games. Anyway, I found the teaching style very appealing and have learnt a lot.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. May 15, Jason rated it really liked it. Not only that, but Chernev is a witty writer. 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.

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What a wonderful concept! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I feel the analysis of whole games really gives a feeling for the development of the game, and that the move by move format is great window into the specifics. P-Q4 he finds himself.


The only downside to this book is that nearly every game ends in a tactical checkmate with many pieces still on the board. Chess can be lohical pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability.

Customers who bought this item also bought. My other complaint is variety. Jan 26, 6. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. 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 And no collection would be complete without a copy of “Logical chess”.

The same would be true if you tried to dogmatically follow, say, “knights should be developed before bishops” or similar overly general advice which is routinely thrown at novices. I wrote this book review a few days ago: Posted by James Stripes at 9: 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.

For me, puzzle books had the best return on investment as far as rating improvement. 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?

Unfortunately, such misleading chess books are distressingly common. My Answer To Vojin.