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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It would certainly be my recommendation for the beginning player. This is a very good book for anyone rated under about ELO — it will cover at least something they do not know. Anyway, I found the teaching style very appealing and have learnt a lot.

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

It introduces a lot of basic strategic concepts along the way but also shows neat tactical aspects to the game, both those played as well as the unplayed ones that guided the game. So I have to admit that I am more than a little biased. Jan 28, 8. Chwss 26, 1. One’s playing ability and understanding must approach the same level as the book is written for.

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JayeshSinhaChess 17 min ago. I don’t know much of Schiller, except that several experienced chess guys told me to avoid his books.

His chess prose is top shelf. For me, puzzle books had the best return on investment as far as rating improvement. 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. Grandmasters like Tal study the games of other strong players everyday.


That doesn’t mean that that kind of advice doesn’t serve a useful purpose by giving newcomers to the game some first, rough guidelines to start learning from. Common terms and phrases a b c d e a b c d e g h AAA a b c d e AAA a b c d e f g h AAA a b c d e g h abode g h advance back rank Black plays Black wins Black’s king c-file c8-bishop Capablanca capture castling chess Colle System cxd4 cxd5 d-pawn dark squares defence develops a piece dxc5 e4-square enemy exd5 fianchetto forces Giuoco Piano guard i i i isolated pawn king’s kingside attack kingside pawns open file passed pawn pawn move pawn position player posi pressure prevents White protects Queen’s Gambit Queen’s Gambit Declined queen’s pawn openings queenside recapture reply retreat rook rook’s Ruy Lopez seventh rank tack Tarrasch text-move tion velopment weakened White plays White wins White’s centre White’s knight White’s pawn White’s pieces White’s queen wins a pawn wins a piece wins the exchange.

In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move.

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

Dec 26, Luke rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a fabulous book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. OTOH he does h It’s nice to have a book that explains games move by move.

Jan 26, 3. The first board never varies from the actual move order of the game given in the book. I started learning chess very late in life in my 30’s.

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Batsford- Games – pages. It was also fun and enlightening to see some master brilliancies. A wonderful collection of insightful games.

Oct 26, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: Develop your pieces, don’t let them sit on the back rank. Jun 24, globulon marked it as partly-read Shelves: Chernev is also an engaging writer, writing with passion whenever a good move is played. These chess puzzle books written in descriptive notation with diagrams mvoe every page can be solved by starring at the book — no board is necessary.


A really enjoyable chess book. Jan 26, 4. It’s an excellent book, I recommend it highly. Jan 09, Jacob Hurley rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 04, Tahta rated it it was amazing. If you like chess, this is a great book. P-Q4 he finds himself.

An absolutely brilliant cnernev. 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.

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.

Also, “Attack A More Important Piece” such as aiming thy bishop at the opposing queen or pushing the pawn at a knight.

I would say it’s for anyone with a rating of up to or so. Jan 29, It’s generally easy now to find mistakes in old books, but they still have valuable lessons and insights. Playing through these games and explanations gives a real insight into the power of the pieces and 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.