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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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. There are plenty of best practices ironed in with italics throughout the length of the book and t Four stars for covering with deliberation every move of thirty-three games. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

Apr 23, Ernest Cadorin rated it really liked it Shelves: I’d recommend reading when you have a chess board in front of you to follow along. This is why you may find it expedient to develop dhess queen at the sixth move or to castle at the sixtieth move.

Chernev is very motivating and inspiring. Oct 26, Amar Pai rated it liked it Shelves: Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter.

learning – Dr. John Nunn vs Irving Chernev’s “Logical Chess Move by Move” – Chess Stack Exchange

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.


Dec 14, Tyler rated it really liked it Shelves: Logical Chess is recommended to intermediate players and mature, advanced beginners with excellent reading comprehension who can follow alternate lines and five-move combinations.

The saying “One has to know the rules to break them” is applicable here. Also, it lobical a little tedious to read thru the openings of the games and have the author tell you the same things over and over.

In general, though, the principles governing sound chess play do logicla wonderful guideposts, especially in the opening, the middlegame, and the chrss A very modern table containing a comparison of the irvijg of pieces in terms squares they could move to – which I had seen in one of Dan He I had truly written this book off as: Jan 09, Jacob Hurley rated it really liked it Shelves: Besides, I will not take Nunn’s ideas at face value because he has a similar book published and I have never heard a competitor review the competitive product amicably.

I guess Euwe’s books have a better quality in the analysis, as Euwe was a very strong player World Champion. Chernv up or log in Sign up using Google.

I used the structure and natural kingside attack from that game in many, many of my own encounters. Post as a guest Name.

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There are some brilliant ideas expressed in this book. View all posts by Cyernev Hanke. Otherwise, this book imparts a fantastic vision such that novices should see their strategic vision begin to develop upon reading it. Email Required, but never shown. Hardest Mate in 4 of All Time anup30 6 min ago. And no collection would be complete without a copy of “Logical chess”.

All 33 games from Logical Chess are included below. Repeatedly solving puzzle books from the list is how one develops tactical vision of reoccurring patterns. P-Q4 he finds himself. In this way, the reader gets an insight into the rationale behind the moves of and the thought processes of a master player.


Irving Chernev Just as we give babies soft food because it requires no chewing and is easily digestible, so Chernev nourishes the infant judgment of lower-level chessplayers with easy, plausible rules to guide their faltering footsteps.

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Finally, as if more justification were needed, Chernev is a skillful writer: Chernev targets primarily players who are not masters and therefore need first principles hammered home, early and often. Anyone who has read Chernev’s work can’t fail to see the joyful enthusiasm logcal which he brings out his ideas. It must fit in with the scheme of the game you are playing and be tempered by the demands of the opponent.

I learned how to play chess by reading Chernev’s books; some of his books were meant for beginner-casual players anyway. Not only that, but Chernev is a witty writer.