Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev. This classic chess book of annotated games written by prolific chess author Irving Chernev explains the. Logical Chess: Move by Move (Irvin Chernev) Compiled (D05) Queen’s Pawn Game, 22 moves, (C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 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 will update my post with a link. Er verliert sich nicht in endlosen Varianten. It teaches chess concepts, principles and rules of thumb; the reasons behind the move. Just make the move given in the book and continue to follow along move by move. Illustrates effective middle-game plans.

Oct 26, Amar Pai rated it liked it Shelves: Robert Pearson’s Chess Blog. Would you believe me if I 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? It was also fun and enlightening to see some master brilliancies.

Revival 1 week ago. Nunn’s book “Grandmaster Chess move by move” harshly critizes chernev’s.

This book won’t teach you the inner working of chess openings or endgames but it will help you understand both positional development and how to think in chess. Develop your pieces, don’t let them sit on the back rank. If am even still trying to learn and play this game, it is because of Chernev’s writings.


It took me a while to get through it because I got bored after the first three games I think there are 30 in the book. For a beginning player it is even better.

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. Major Lag kylewarren 28 min ago.

Chernev is a great teacher, and gives his lessons clearly in a pleasant, easy to read manner that just flows. To develop strategical considerations — a long term plan when forcing tactics are not available — the learner should play through many annotated games that explain the reasoning behind the moves.

Jul 29, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Before hcernev Logical Chess, I recommend that true beginners read the following books three times each yes, at least three times because it gets clearer — easier, smoother with each reading as information is assimilated with prior understanding.

Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) – COMPLETE

I read Logical Chess prior to these tactics books and did not see such tactical improvements in my game. I had truly written this book off as: Okay, maybe not laugh out loud, belly laugh type material. If you like chess, this is a great book. This is a fabulous book. logicak


Cess Hanke Tim Hanke is a U. It is not that the games aren’t exciting because they are but with a comment after every move, he starts to sound like a broken record in the beginning of the games. I love this book.

I agree, it’s very hard to post “great” questions, and xaisoft really is doing a super job posting questions. I have 2 complaints.

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

Openings and endings 2 years ago. Nothing in chess—no convention, principle, or recommended procedure—is to be practiced rigidly.

As usual, I have taken the liberty to list Chernev’s games by ECO code instead of the actual numerical order that appears in 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. To right this caissic wrong, GM Nunn produced his own book, Grandmaster Chess Move By Movefrom which the quotes in the previous paragraph are drawn, and which is fifty years more up-to-date than Logical Chess.

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