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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Jul 06, Christian Drechsler rated it it was amazing. For those who didn’t grow up in the era of descriptive notation, Irving Chernev wrote books that mostly appealed to the mainstream player. Dec 14, Reinhold rated it it was amazing Shelves: My Answer To Vojin. Not technical – but not condescending either.

If am even still trying to learn and play this game, it is because of Chernev’s writings.

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Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves dhess Very good book. An absolutely brilliant book. There’s little or no value in reading a chess book that is too difficult to comprehend.


I have started a chees chess engine tournament to fight it out and the surprising result was that Rybka won every game with black or white. Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability.

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

Otherwise, this book imparts a fantastic vision such that novices should see their strategic vision begin to develop upon reading it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Players with attractive female avatars Pryder 12 min ago.

Finally, as if more justification were needed, Chernev is a skillful writer: Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. Move By Move Irving Chernev. First, the analyses are sometimes not complete or contain slight errors.

Maybe it’s repetition by intention, but at the end it bored me down a little bit.

Trouble understanding the solution to this problem kindaspongey 6 min ago. I would like to ask the op how does the engines choice of h3 as best help his chess understanding? At the time Chernev wrote his book there was no powerful chess engines and computer analysis, unlike Nunn which likely uses a chwrnev of these tools to support the accuracy of his analysis.


It’s a terrific first book because the commentator Chernev explains the logical thought process, or at times lack thereof, behind the moves in classic games. But you’ll sniff at some of the openings which feel like wind-up gramophones in an I-pad age.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be for beginners. Tal surely did not learn anything new; it served as a reminder.

Yes, all of these books are still included in my huge chess library. Kolkata Open Grandmasters Chess. Tim Hanke Tim Hanke is a U. Books by Irving Chernev. It was the book that got me hooked on the game Makes ample use of quotations from other chess legends to corroborate cherndv points that he is making.

The book is clearly for Beginners and suffers a little bit from using old example games and I really mean old! Log In or Join.

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