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. All 33 games from Irving Chernev’s book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber ; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, .

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A wonderful collection of insightful games. Nunn picks apart the book saying that Chernev’s analysis has some errors. Most of the games in Logical Chess are master vs. There are plenty of best practices ironed chsrnev with italics throughout the length of the book and the author is quite happy to present them, making exception however for his hero Capablanca. View all 17 comments. My library Help Advanced Book Search. IMBacon 8 min ago. Anyone who has read Chernev’s work can’t fail to see the joyful enthusiasm with which he brings out his ideas.

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

Email Logiccal, but never shown. It’s of its time, and that is both a strength and a weakness. 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. 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. Chess can be a pleasant diversion, a powerful device for education, or an impressive display of mental ability.


Chernev is a great teacher, and gives his lessons clearly in a pleasant, easy to read manner that just flows. Chernev’s books have great instruction, and are very easy to read, while Nunn’s books can be too difficult for the average player. I wrote this book review a few days ago: 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 the intended audience for that book is quite a bit more advanced than movve Chernev’s.

Why not just read Nunn, because Chernev is a good read and easy to understand and implement it’s a good gy to start as either a chess student, or as a primer used by a chess teacher. Nov 20, Dan Domme rated it really liked it Shelves: A very modern table containing a comparison of the mobility of pieces in terms squares they could move to – which I had seen in one of Dan He I had truly written this book off as: Return to Book Page.

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 movf a different way. Aug 29, Peter Sprengelmeyer rated it it was amazing.

The games themselves are as old as the hills.


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

Sep 16, Andreas rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Move By Move Irving Chernev. Chernev is such an awesome chess author.

Is it still a good investment?

Apr 23, Ernest Cadorin rated it really liked it Shelves: I couldn’t put it down for days. This only developed after I read a couple tactics books and spent a lot of time on chess tempo. Do chrss have a source for Nunn’s criticism, so that we can know exactly what his points are?

Logical Chess : Move By Move : Every Move Explained

Mar irfing, Tony rated it really liked it. Jul 06, Christian Drechsler rated it it was amazing. The point is, if the chess beginner struggles with the book list below, Logical Chess will prove too difficult as well. Such books will teach the beginner basic patterns they must consistently recognize to win the game. It’s a terrific first mkve because the commentator Chernev explains the logical thought process, or at times lack thereof, behind the moves in classic games.

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.