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. It seems that Nunn (who is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was) is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis in.

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We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Description Having learnt the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve?

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

In some situations a pawn in front of castled king gets moved and he’s like “what a terrible move, don’t violate the king’s safety! In chess, as in life, rules must often be swept aside. Infact the best advice that you might receive is to throw away your chess engine, stomp on it, poke it with a big stick and make sure its dead.

lkgical I guess Euwe’s books have a better quality in the analysis, as Euwe was a very strong player World Champion. Jan 09, Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

I checked to see how an engine felt about h3 in that particular position and the engine is like “yeah h3 is best. In the search for understanding in chess, this book has been a beacon for aspiring players for decades, and Batsford’s reprint provides an opportunity for another generation to learn from the author.


I say that as a beginner myself. I know all the chess players here have iring written love letters to this book, but I could not let that stop me from writing mine.

Chernev is very motivating and inspiring. It depends on cherrnev you are using the book for. Overall, sure, it isn’t a perfect book in some aspects, but as a tool to teach the basic principles of the game and how to play in general, what the plans are, it’s a great book.

Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) – COMPLETE

I used the structure and natural kingside attack from that game in many, many of my own encounters. OTOH he does hammer home some good points for beginners.

I enjoyed reading it, it changed the way I think about chess, specially in the opening phase. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially opening moves in easy to understand language. Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could chernwv interesting.

Feb 10, If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Illustrates effective middle-game plans. To solve the puzzles, consider all the possible forcing moves: Lists with This Book. The Best Books of You love her to bits, and because of that you don’t really want to mention the Nevertheless, I’ve found my rating rise from somewhere around to just over in the reading of these pages. A forgotten gem that will raise one’s level of analysis.


Feb 9, 7. EdoubleU52 25 min ago.

This book was recommended to me when I returned to the game as an adult last year Tim Hanke Tim Hanke is a U. It was a mandatory hands-on course, my choice of shop or electronics, but the school year was —Bobby Fischer had just won the world championship—and apparently the school administration accepted the excuse that the course would have interfered with my daily chess games.

And no collection would be complete without a copy of “Logical chess”. Probably not a lot.

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May 15, Jason rated it really liked it. Logical Chess was originally printed in descriptive notation and reprinted in algebraic notation. Not technical – but not condescending either. Oct 09, John rated it really liked it Shelves: It is an excellent book for self-study after one has a solid grasp of the rules, fundamentals and aims of chess. That doesn’t mean that that kind cheess advice doesn’t serve a useful purpose by giving newcomers to the game some first, rough guidelines to start learning from.

This might just be the best book for class players to read.

Refresh and try again. Everyone has unique interests, strengths, and weaknesses as a chess player.