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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A very modern table containing a comparison of the mobility of pieces in terms squares they could move to – which I had seen in one of Dan Heisman’s books and thought it was a great invention. There are plenty of best practices ironed in with italics throughout the length of the book and the author is quite happy to present them, making exception however for his hero Capablanca.

Oct 09, John rated it really liked it Shelves: A really enjoyable chess book. Yeah I think we know that Chernev didn’t have a quad core i7 running Rybka, the primary importance of the book is not deep analysis of the games and variations but to help you learn general principles, ideas and motifs to the beginning and intermediate player in which the book succeeds.

Chernev is one of the best chess writers out there. My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: The fact that Chernev makes irbing oversimplifications and yes, out-and-out mistakes in some places is a good thing to be discovered at some point in a player’s chess development, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Chernev’s book, warts and all, cannot be very!


I found it in about 10 seconds using Google’s Search Engine. He was a master, the poster propped against his folding card table on the sidewalk said. No eBook available Amazon.

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

However, I take more pleasure in reading books like Chernev. Okay, irvving not laugh out loud, belly laugh type material.

The section on the kingside attack was immediately applicable to my own games, and I adored the included Capablanca games. I haven’t thought of a single good one yet myself, not for lack of trying.

Would you believe me if Ny told you that a book that explains the thought process behind each and every move of 33 chess games was a page turner and often very funny? I learned how to play chess by reading Chernev’s books; some of his books were meant for beginner-casual players anyway.

In most games, a certain number of captures must occur to clear off defenders and make way for invasion before a checkmate can happen. An absolutely brilliant book.

I’d recommend reading when you have a chess board in front of you to follow along. To hear him gush about 1.

Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

logicak 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.


I would have also had time to play over the games again and again. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Er verliert sich chrenev in endlosen Varianten. Chernev sticks to his promise. All 33 games from Logical Chess are chrenev below. Jan 28, 9. I had truly written this book off as: Besides, I will not take Nunn’s ideas at face value because he has a similar book published and I have never heard a competitor review the competitive product amicably.

In other words, read this book as “very good guidelines you 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.

Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially Very good book. Nunn’s book “Grandmaster Chess move by move” harshly critizes chernev’s.

It would certainly be my recommendation for the beginning player.

Eventually, I went through the whole book about a year later and it is really good. I read Logical Chess prior to these tactics books and did not see such tactical improvements in my game.

I have cehrnev the double king pawn open games first, the single king pawn semi-open games second, the double queen pawn closed games third, and the Indian defenses last.

Every move is explained in details along with positional analysis.