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. 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.

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I say that as a beginner myself. Thanks for the advice! My Answer To Vojin.

Feb chesss, 6. 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. Does Nunn have valid points? I have started a computer chess engine tournament to fight it out and the surprising result was that Rybka won every game with black or white.

In some situations a pawn in front of castled king gets moved and loyical like “what a terrible move, don’t violate the king’s safety! I never bought the book. Considering that the books is written for Beginners it would have been helpful to at least outline the path or to choose a completely different game.

More About Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

However, xhernev the great Mikhail Tal read Logical Chess to brush up on fundamental principles. It reinforces repeatedly the critical importance chdrnev quick and efficient development in the opening, careful piece placement, strong squares, weak squares, creating threats, neutralizing threats, initiative, counterplay, obtaining an advantage, exploiting an advantage, turning positional superiority into decisive winning tactics, and patience in the endgame.


Feb 9, 8. Not only that, but Chernev is a witty writer. Chernev sticks to his promise. In this way, the reader gets an insight into the rationale behind the moves of and the thought processes of a master player.

And I had no desire to spend thousands of hours learning to play at that level. I used the structure and natural kingside attack from that game in many, many of my own encounters.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move – The Chess Improver

It also has to be said that some of Chernev’s advice is a tad suspect. My guess is that Nunn might reference Chernev in his book Understanding Chess Move by Movegiven the obvious parallel between the titles, but I’ve never looked at the book.

Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter. The author splits the games into three chapters, chesss with kingside attacks 16 gamesqueen’s pawn openings 7 gamesand other concepts 10 games. In that respect, again flaws and all, showing the moves and some of the simple ideas behind the moves, even the repetition of some bits of advice, was perfect for me. In general, though, the principles governing sound chess play do make wonderful guideposts, especially in the opening, the middlegame, and the ending!

Chess is a games of rules and exceptions, not just rules. It is also useful, in my opinion, for players all the way up to and including national master. Having said that, you can be any standard and get something from it. I have 2 complaints. The whole point is to explain the lgical behind every move. For those who didn’t grow up in the era of descriptive notation, Irving Chernev wrote books that mostly appealed to the mainstream player. And no collection would be complete chese a copy of “Logical chess”.


Every move is explained in details along with positional analysis. Chenue Abongwa 61 1 1. Irving Chernev Just as we give babies soft food because it requires no chewing and is easily digestible, so Chernev nourishes the infant judgment of lower-level chessplayers with easy, plausible rules to guide their faltering footsteps.

Read it, make it your own, and from time to time the author will whisper in your ear. 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.

He acts like playing h3 to prevent logicql pin is shattering the loical. Chernev’s book presents a number of games in a fantastic format – each move is explained, even if it’s the 20th time you’ve seen 1.