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. All 33 games from Irving Chernev’s book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber ; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, .

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Does Nunn have valid points?

It helps you understand the strategies and thought processes behind the masters of the game. Oct 26, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: Even with every move explained step-by-step, Logical Chess is NOT an easy book the first time through!

Dass er Fehler macht, etc. It is an excellent book for self-study after one has a solid grasp of the rules, fundamentals and aims of chess. This book is really a prolonged defense of the queen’s pawn opening, 1.

It took me a while to get through it because I got bored after the first three games I think there are 30 in the book.

This book may be hard to find. Jan 04, Tahta rated it it was amazing. In fact, many would suggest using two chessboards when conducting a self-study: He gushed about the book and went on and on about it and how it would help me. Dec 14, Reinhold rated it it was amazing Shelves: The urving with the larger, entirely mobilized army should win if he’s careful yet aggressive!

All were quite good. Jan 26, 2.

Logical Chess?

But it’s still a fabulous classic and you can’t imagine a world in which it doesn’t exist. The Best Books of Paperbackpages. It is not a beginner’s book, although most book dealers portray it as such. I would have also had time to play over the games again and again.


I found it in least a half a dozen movf books, annotated by everyone including Kasparov.

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I have an idea for you and others who are asking a cherenv of questions to consider, for which see this post on chess. 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.

However, I take more pleasure in reading books like Chernev. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially opening moves in easy to understand language. Already in the first game we are left with a position that is ” winning for white “. I thought it did a nice job of explaining some opening principles and showing me how all three phases of the game flow together and impact eachother.

Logical Chess : Move By Move : Every Move Explained

Highly recommended to any enthusiast who wants to build a platform to be more than movd a hobb The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be for beginners. Chernev’s books have great instruction, and are very easy to read, while Nunn’s books can be too difficult for the average player. Yes, there is a fair amount of repetition, because that is how many of us learn. Chess Beginners who know the basic rules. He was a master, the poster propped against his folding card table on the sidewalk said.

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Most of these older books have Irvng collections of the games and positions available online if you look around a bit. Okay, maybe not laugh out loud, belly laugh type material.


Luxuriate in its timeless wonderfulness and you’ll have a grand time. I guess the method to Chernev’s madness is that by the time you’ve completed the book, the ideas repeatedly bashed into your head are ingrained there forever. Ches book is far from the most contemporary in He wins every game in the book, whichever side of 1.

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

My library Help Advanced Book Search. It really is a good book with fun games. If you ever feel like purchasing a chess book as a gift to a beginner, look no further. The only flaw I found in the book was that it had about 3 or 4 themes that it kept focusing on.

If you were to try and take every word in Chernev’s book as gospel for the rest of your chess career, you would indeed be leading yourself astray. As usual, Cernev have taken the liberty to list Chernev’s games by ECO code instead of the actual numerical order that appears in the book.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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. Mve is such an awesome chess author.

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