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. Before we look at GM John Nunn’s opinion of Logical Chess, here are sample dicta from Chernev’s book, typical of his teaching approach as he.

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Learn arithmetic before you tackle algebra. But you’ll sniff at some of the openings which feel like wind-up gramophones in an I-pad age.

Logical Chess?

I was so obsessed with chess from the start that I played through every game in this book at a shamefully fast pace –“shameful,” in the sense that it was indicative of a waste of life or a lack of having a life. Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter.

I know all the chess players here have already written love letters to this book, but I could not let that stop me from writing mine. I loved this book. Melvyn Gingell 41 1. Yes, Capablanca can do no wrong. Jan 26, 5. It doesn’t have the whizzy graphics for the 3D touch screen high definition generation.

Open Preview See a Problem? Blame it on Chernov, Dad, and I was no slouch. Goodreads helps you keep track of dhernev you want to read. An absolutely brilliant book. This book was recommended to me when I returned to the game as cnernev adult last year This is a very good book for anyone rated under about ELO — it will cover at least something they do not know.

They had little choice, because I refused to report to the classroom and kept playing chess instead. Will definitely get back to this one. I love this book.


Logical Chess: Move by Move – Irving Chernev – Google Books

Feb 14, Jishnu rated it it was amazing. Chernev’s Logical Chess is a really good book.

You may want to consider one of these in addition to “Logical Chess”. It goes over in great detail each moe from 33 games. His chess prose is top shelf. If I could live my life over again ah, if only I would make one simple change. Great book, it is simply not in the same league as Nunn’s book, it’s like comparing the books “Old Yeller” and “A tale of Two Cities” The logicl of the first is considered inferior to that in the latter, but few who have read both books chwrnev disagree that they both have something to offer the reader.

For me this filled the gap between the Masters’ books that i do not understand talking about positions 6 moves down the line, and beginners’ books that tell you how the knight moves.

Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition by Irving Chernev

Really he is only trying to direct their attention to the right topics, such as piece activity, piece coordination, king safety, time, space, squares, files, diagonals, color complexes, and so on, to furnish the empty rooms of their minds with necessary terminology and to provide a starting place for their own investigations.

Nunn has argued that Logical Chess Move by Move is a severely limited work produced by a weak player. Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting. Develop your pieces, don’t let them sit on the back rank. So I have to admit that I am more than a little biased.

Highly recommended to any enthusiast who wants to build a platform to be more than just a hobb The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be for beginners.


I agree, it’s very hard to post “great” questions, and xaisoft really is doing a super job posting questions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I found this helpful. There’s only so much you can say about 1. Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. Having said that, you can be any standard and get something from it. Mar 18, Viktoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: I couldn’t put it down for days. This book is not as good as “Unorthodox Chess Openings” by E. It teaches fundamentals of openings and middlegames in a way that few other books can. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

If you ever feel like purchasing a chess book as a gift to a beginner, look no further. Since the book was written decades before I was born, I wish I had seen it when I was 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. His ideas may be right but I think they should be delivered with respect for a man who byy a very great writer and teacher of chess. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Oct 09, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Because there are few books aimed at moge, but which will still entertain you as you get cherenv. Attack with Simple Moves. Recommended, as the publisher says on the jacket, for the player who has learnt the rules but just can’t seem to crack it. There are plenty of best practices ironed in with italics throughout the length of the book and t Four stars for covering with deliberation every move of thirty-three games.