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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For me, puzzle books had the best return on investment as far as rating improvement. It’s an old friend. It is an excellent book for self-study after one has a solid grasp of the rules, fundamentals and aims of chess.

But it’s logicak a fabulous classic and you can’t imagine a world in which it doesn’t exist.

My Slighty Tattered Chess Career 3 years ago. This book is really a prolonged defense of the queen’s pawn opening, 1. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially opening moves in easy to understand language.

It was the first chess book I ever owned, back in the days before girls, when everything was in black and white and a computer was a panel of flashing lights playing on Spock’s face. Opening traps in the sicilian 4 years ago. The reader sees what is happening and how the position changes with each turn as the author explains the why. Eventually, I went through the whole book about a year later and it is really good. Will definitely get back to this one.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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. Chernev’s book presents a number of games i This is the first book that a chess player should read after learning the basics – that is, how the pieces move, basic checkmating patterns, and the tactical building blocks such as forks, pins, and skewers.

It would certainly be my recommendation for the beginning player. At least then I would not have had such an ego problem and there were no chess engines to argue with. Does Nunn have valid points? Youth Chess Scholastic players and parents: Practical Chess Exercises 5 months ago.

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And no collection would be complete without a copy of “Logical chess”. Major Lag kylewarren 28 min ago. When I left 2 years later, Queen’s pawn was all anybody played.

Quite possibly the best first book on chess.

Logical Chess ,ove by Move: Tim Hanke is a U. A forgotten gem that will raise one’s level of analysis. I am available for one-on-one lessons in person or online. In other words, read this book as “very good guidelines you should not violate without an astoundingly good reason” rather than “here is the absolute truth of each move”, and you will find it quite helpful. Dec 14, Tyler rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 26, 4.

Logical Chess?

The point is, if the chess beginner struggles with the book list below, Logical Chess will prove too difficult as well. Many of the posts on this blog feature lessons developed for youth chess players.

Many readers prefer to use a standard regulation board as the first board, and cheernev much smaller pocket-sized portable set as the second board. Mini skills 1 day ago. He wins every game in the book, whichever side of 1. I don’t know much of Schiller, except that several experienced chess guys ligical me to avoid his books.


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. Many games feature sacrificial combinations that lay the king bare. Apr 23, Ernest Cadorin rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 17 comments. This might just be the best book for class players to read.

Try not to Lose. These chess puzzle books written movs descriptive notation with diagrams on every page can be solved by starring at the book — no board is necessary.

Jul 16, Qkhanhle rated it it was amazing. Above all others I’d recommend this to people who have a bit of chess interest but think reading a book will be too hard.

Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

Reviewing this book is a bit like logkcal your Grandmother. Jul 29, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 26, Amar Pai rated it liked it Cess In my experience chess is not a good way to meet girls.

Highly recommended to any enthusiast who wants to build a platform to be more than just a hobby player. I heard that John Nunn really criticised this book. However, I take more pleasure in reading books like Chernev.

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