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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Nunn has argued that Logical Chess Move by Move is a severely limited work produced by a weak player.

If you have more than one chess book, then you have the beginnings of a collection. It comes highly recommended by chess instructors.

He also throws in humor every so often to keep the interest of the reader, because chess can quickly turn into a boring game if treated dryly. But you’ll sniff at some of the openings which feel like wind-up gramophones in an I-pad age. Given the book’s original copyright, it is not surprising that the earliest game is from and the latest was played in Do you have a source for Nunn’s criticism, so that we can know exactly what his points are?

Granted, the book was originally written in the s, so we don’t have the pleasure of seeing Chernev’s reaction to games by the likes of Fischer, Tal, and their contemporaries. The book is clearly for Beginners and suffers a little bit from using old example games and I really mean old! Dec 26, Luke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 9, 9. One’s playing ability and understanding must approach the same level as the book is written for.


Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

Annotations are all under copyright. Blame it on Chernov, Dad, and I was no slouch. Jan 09, Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing. It’s of its time, and that is both a strength and a cuernev. The units on the second board often get pushed out-of-sorts when a creative mind debates the various possibilities that could have been played instead.

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If you haven’t got a chess book, then I can think of no better way to start a collection than this one. The whole point is to explain the reason behind every move. I found it in least a half a dozen other books, annotated by everyone including Kasparov. In his kingside attack section, which features some nice games the ‘culprit’, and eventual loser, often moves chernve rook’s pawn forward a square.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is logial to these policies. Mar 05, Alex Vasai rated it it was amazing. Reviewing this book is a bit like reviewing your Grandmother.

At least then Logiical would not have had such an ego problem and there were no chess engines to argue with. Logical Chess Move by Move: I learned how to play chess by reading Chernev’s books; some of his books were meant for beginner-casual players anyway.

I know all the chess players here have already written love letters to this book, but I could not let chernef stop me from writing mine. May 10, Alan Tomkins-Raney rated it really liked it.


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Published June 30th by Batsford first published January 1st Here is a review that was, at one time, available online. Even with every move explained step-by-step, Logical Chess is NOT an easy book the first time through! You would benefit from reading them both, simply start with Chernev then finish with Nunn in that way any corrections that are required to the way you reason about chess theory can be correct by the modern theory in Nunn’s book.

Recommended, as the publisher says on the jacket, for the player who has learnt the rules but just can’t seem to crack it. I never bought the book. 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. This is not a chess book.

Just by repeating the basic principles one already memorizes and adapts them easily and I caught myself looking at a position on the chess board in a different way.