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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His ideas may be right but I think they should be delivered with respect for a man who is a very great writer and teacher of chess. EdoubleU52 22 min ago.

At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans. Nevertheless, I’ve found my rating rise from somewhere around to just over in the reading of these pages.

Chernev describes games one move at a time with chesw humor and thought. May 15, Jason rated it really liked it.

It would be nice to have this as an e-book with annotated pgns, but apparently his widow has not been very receptive to publishing deals. Most of these older books have PGN collections of the games and positions available online if you look around a bit. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

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From inside the book. If you like chess, this is a great book. Annotations are all under copyright. When I left 2 years later, Queen’s pawn was all anybody played.

Recommended, as the publisher says on the jacket, for the player who has learnt the rules but just can’t seem to crack it. Mate in 13 for White Tacticsfull 19 min ago.

Otherwise, this book imparts a fantastic vision such that novices should see their strategic vision begin to develop upon reading it. Published June 30th by Batsford first hcernev January 1st It helps you understand the strategies and thought processes behind the masters of the game. The section on the kingside attack was immediately applicable to my own games, and I adored the included Capablanca games. This book was recommended to me when I returned to the game as an cherbev last year 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 are fairly accurate.

If you were to try moge take every word in Chernev’s book as gospel for the rest of your chess career, you would indeed be leading yourself astray. Here’s all the PGNS sans annotations: Most of logicak games in Logical Chess are master vs.

Not technical – but not condescending either. However, chhernev bishop sacrifice was not only hard enough to see that a master missed it, but it’s not mmove sort of thing beginners should be expecting to save them in such positions — even if it’s there a beginner will not find it. This is a great book for beginners.


We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. He said it was the greatest book ever written about chess and that I needed it.

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Maybe it’s repetition by intention, but at the end it bored me down a little bit. My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: Why is Logical Chess so valuable? I read Logical Chess prior to these tactics books and did not see such tactical improvements in my game. I think the same can be said for Chernev’s work; after all, it’s not for nothing that this instructional book from is still topical today.

Jun 24, globulon marked it as partly-read Shelves: Read it, make it your own, bj from time to time the author will whisper in your ear. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Tim Hanke is a U. View all 17 comments. The same would be true if you tried to dogmatically follow, say, “knights should be cernev before bishops” or similar overly general advice which is routinely thrown at novices.