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. 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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This is the now my favorite chess book of all time. This book won’t teach you the inner working of chess openings or endgames but it will help you understand both positional development and how to think in chess. Gaining a material advantage by capturing and irvingg the opponent’s army one unit at a time without losing your own is a huge advantage, often on the path to victory.

Playing through these games and explanations gives a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.

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Granted – there is only so much to say about the initial moves, but he adds color and meaning by using example games that move in a number of different directions. Also, “Attack A More Important Piece” such as aiming thy bishop at the opposing queen or pushing the pawn at a knight. This book and our games gave practical impetus to my love for chess.

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. Chernev is a great teacher, and gives his lessons clearly in a chdss, easy to read manner that just flows.

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.

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

It teaches fundamentals of openings and middlegames in a way that few other books can. And I had no desire to spend thousands of hours learning to play at that level. It is not that the games aren’t exciting because they are but with a comment after every move, he starts to sound like a broken record in the beginning of the games.

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I love this book. At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans. 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.

This is such a good book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Feb 14, Randy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some people might not like the style of how ideas are repeated over and over, like explaining the first moves the Queens Gambit again and again.

You love her to bits, and because of that you don’ This is not a chess book. Logical Chess is pages long with no diagrams — clearly not a book for beginners. Let me state something that may be far from obvious: Jan 26, 2. 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.

Some of the grandmaster writings soon become esoteric for a beginner trying to get enough of the basics to continue developing and learning. My only two complaints are that this book is outdated and it gets rather boring when in each game there must be a comment for the same previously played opening move – both which the other books have taken care of.

The point is, if the chess beginner struggles with the book list below, Logical Chess will prove bg difficult as well. Grandmasters like Tal study the games of other strong players everyday. Chess Beginners who know the basic rules. Most of the games in Logical Chess are master vs.

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Because there are few books aimed at beginners, but which will still entertain you as you get stronger. The games themselves are as old as the hills. The section on the kingside attack was immediately applicable to my own games, and I adored the included Capablanca games.


There’s little or no value in reading a chess book that is too difficult to comprehend. The author shows no arrogance and does not use examples from his own games even Yasser Seriwan can’t resist a “watch how I saw this 30 move combination and used it to defeat silly Karpov!

It is a bit like telling a kindergartener that you cannot divide 5 by 2. 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. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. In other words, read this book as “very good guidelines ,ove should not violate without an astoundingly good reason” rather than “here is the absolute truth of each move”, and you will find it quite helpful.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I learned how to play chess by irvong Chernev’s books; some of his books were meant for beginner-casual players anyway. To hear him gush about 1.

It’s a terrific first book because the commentator Chernev explains the logical thought cnernev, or at times lack thereof, behind the moves in classic games. Didn’t know who he was but played him and afterwards when going over the game with him, he advised me to get a copy of Chernev’s Logical Chess Move By Move.

Post as a guest Name. Logical Chess Move By Move: 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.

Highly recommended to any enthusiast who wants to build a platform to be more than just a hobby player.