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. It seems that Nunn (who is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was) is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis in. Before we look at GM John Nunn’s opinion of Logical Chess, here are sample dicta from Chernev’s book, typical of his teaching approach as he.

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Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter. I found it in about 10 seconds using Google’s Search Engine. Trouble understanding the solution to this problem kindaspongey 2 min ago. The Danger of Playing for a Draw 16 hours ago. There are some brilliant ideas expressed in this book.

Melvyn Gingell 41 1. In this popular classic, the author explains 33 complete games, in detail, move by move, including the reason for each one. Dec 18, Moayad Sakaan rated it really liked it. I would have also had time to play over movr games again and again. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively. At least then I would not have had such an ego problem and there were no chess engines to argue with.

The book occasionally sacrifices accuracy for brevity, partly as the author did not have access to a computer. The criticisms Nunn directs Chernev’s way in Grandmaster Chess Move by Move are worthwhile things to hear for a player who is at an appropriate level to be reading Nunn’s bookbut vy intended audience for that book is quite a bit more advanced than is Chernev’s.

Is it still a good investment?

First, the analyses are sometimes not complete or contain slight errors. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nevertheless, I’ve found my rating rise from somewhere around to just over in the reading of these pages.

For a beginning player it is even better.

Get sniffy about the old codger wearing unfashionable clothes and it might not quite work for you. It was also fun and enlightening to see some master brilliancies. Playing through these games and explanations gives a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively. I have 2 complaints. Chernev is a great teacher, and gives his lessons clearly in a pleasant, easy to read manner that just flows. Highly recommended to any enthusiast who wants to build a platform to be more than just a hobb The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be for beginners.

I could not have been more stupid in ignoring this book so long, not to mention being wrong about all of the above. Jan 26, 6. By solving hundreds of such puzzles I started to notice positions in my games where a tactic could be possible.

Chess Skills Social Moge. His love for chess is immediately obvious, and of course, contagious. Dec 14, Reinhold rated it it was amazing Shelves: Do you have a source for Nunn’s criticism, so that we can know exactly what his points are? About 6 months later Batsford reprinted it and I picked it up. The saying “One has to know the rules to break them” is applicable here. Great book, it is simply not in the same league as Nunn’s book, it’s like comparing the books “Old Yeller” and “A tale of Two Cities” The prose of the first is vy inferior to that in the latter, but few who have read both books would disagree that they both have something to offer the reader.

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.

In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. It has the the thoughts of a human master-level player, which are, mistakes and all, better than the all computer analysis lines that anyone can generate.

It doesn’t have the whizzy graphics for the 3D touch screen high definition generation. On the downside, I didn’t learn much cess tactics or the endgame from this book, which I am learning are probably the cgess important things to learn for someone new to chess.

I consider myself fortunate in that I was given it as my first chess book, when I was gy, by a math teacher with whom I used to play chess every day during an open period in my class schedule.

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. I do not recommend checking the books analyses with a computer unless you have an idea of your own as to why they might be wrong, however, as by the standards of human play they vhernev fairly accurate.

That being said I can’t much explain why I stalled out just past halfway through although I am actively seeking to improve my chess. From inside the book. Popular Batsford chess books.

Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition by Irving Chernev

Chess Beginners who know the basic rules. Youth Chess Scholastic players and parents: I don’t know much of Schiller, except that several experienced chess guys told me to avoid his books. Cuernev if you’re the type of player who struggles to decide on a move after the first handful, and the usefulness of the main openings e4,d4 gets consistently drilled into the reader every time a new game arises.

It’s of its time, and that is both a strength vhess a weakness. The games chosen are all interesting and have a lot of relevant teaching points.

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. I only started studying chess about 18 months ago.