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Logical Chess Move By Move has ratings and 56 reviews. Paul said: If I could live my life over again (ah, if only) I would make one simple change. I. 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.

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Nunn writing, “Understanding Chess” for the advance player and the Chess for Jrs. There are some brilliant ideas expressed in this book.

Opening traps in the sicilian 4 years ago. In many ways, it would a wonderful ‘first’ book or first ‘serious’ book, after the ones which teach the loyical and elementary mates, for exampleand a nice gift for a young player just taking up chess. It also has to be said that some of Chernev’s advice is a tad suspect.

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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Chess is a games of rules and exceptions, not just rules.

Your responses are great too. If you like chess, this is a great book. I found the print in this reprint to be a little light for my taste, and the diagrams a bit too small. Chernev is very motivating and inspiring.

Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially opening moves in easy to understand language. I found this helpful. That h3 move is an example of how your game could go wrong if you weaken the defence in front of a castled king Edit: It is most likely that they can’t form plans of attack yet!


Just Bragging 4 years ago. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. A forgotten gem that will raise one’s level of analysis. In this way, the reader gets an insight into the rationale behind the moves of and the thought processes of logicla master player.

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Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. My other complaint is variety. Showing of reviews. Outstanding book for the beginning chess player. Given the book’s original copyright, it is not surprising that the earliest game is from and the latest was played in Just make the move given in the book and continue to follow along move by move. Exceptional players find exceptional moves and that’s what we all try to do! 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.

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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In general, though, the principles governing sound chess play do make wonderful guideposts, especially in the opening, the middlegame, and the ending!

Additionally the book is well edited, and I only found one small mistake. 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. Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting. Any high schooler can tell you that you can, and you get 2 and a half, but the concept of fractions may be too advanced a concept for a kindergarten student.


It must fit in with the scheme of the game you are playing and be tempered by the demands of the opponent. Logicak goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: Llogical have an idea for you and others who are asking a lot of questions to consider, for which see this post on chess. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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I love this book. I had heard of games leaving impressions on people before, but after playing chess more than 40 years, it had never happened to me. I would like to ask the op how does the engines choice of h3 as best help his chess understanding? Cess enjoyed reading it, it changed the way I think about chess, specially in the opening phase.

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 llgical in pointing out that Chernev is sometimes too quick to dogmatically conclude an overarching general principle that doesn’t properly allow for exceptions.

White thus has free reign on move Makes ample use of quotations from other chess legends to corroborate the points that he is making. Highly recommended to any enthusiast who wants to build a loogical to be more than just a hobby player. The Chess Mind Blog. Jul 01, Adam rated it it was amazing.