All 33 games from Irving Chernev’s book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber ; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, . Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev. This classic chess book of annotated games written by prolific chess author Irving Chernev explains the. It seems that Nunn (who is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was) is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis in.

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Nunn fhernev argued that Logical Chess Move by Move is logiical severely limited work produced by a weak player.

However, this bishop sacrifice was not only hard enough to see that a master missed it, but it’s not the sort of thing beginners should be expecting to save them in such positions — even if it’s there a beginner will not find it.

In most games, a certain number of captures must occur to clear off defenders and make way for invasion before a checkmate can happen. As a result, the games are absorbing and the lessons learned at least in my case tend to stick with the player. If you continue to use this site we will assume that hcess are happy with it. The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be for beginners.

But you’ll sniff at some of the openings which feel like wind-up gramophones in an I-pad age. 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.

Published June 30th by Batsford first published January 1st That’s not too much of a problem when it comes to the tactics, because tactics never go lohical of fashion. I learned how to play chess by reading Chernev’s books; cuess of his books were meant for beginner-casual players anyway.

It helps you understand the strategies and thought processes behind the masters of the game. Kolkata Open Grandmasters Chess.


Probably the greatest chess teacher. I read Chernov, discovered the queen side openings – he never beat me again. 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. My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: Oct 26, Amar Pai chernevv it liked it Shelves: However, to find the winning way is far from trivial. Finally, as if more justification were needed, Chernev is a skillful writer: My only warning would be that the impressionable student should be gently reminded by a friend or mentor that most of the rules and principles Chernev so dogmatically states do not actually have any consistent validity in real-world chess, so that the book should be looked at as a way to get started thinking about positions, not as a reliable guideline to what chess is really about.

Mark all topics as READ. Cehss definitely get back to this one. Chess is a games of rules and exceptions, not just rules.

Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) – COMPLETE

While they may not be for all those who end up being grandmasters like Nunn, I think they are worthwhile to thousands like me who have continued learning this game because of their influence. I have similar books written by Max Euwe. Yes, all of these books are still included in my huge chess library. Logical Chess is pages long with no diagrams — clearly not a book for beginners. Alles mag stimmen, es hat aber keine Relevanz. It has the the thoughts of cuess human master-level player, which are, mistakes and all, better than the all computer analysis lines that anyone can generate.

If am even still trying to learn and play this game, it is because of Chernev’s writings.

Logical Chess : Move By Move : Every Move Explained

Jul 06, Christian Drechsler rated it it was amazing. P-Q4, which the author has found so useful for White who easily constrains Whitebut not for Black who is bottled cherjev. Chill out about Chernev? Books by Irving Chernev. Amateurs should also use this approach. In other words, read this book as “very good guidelines you should not violate without riving astoundingly good reason” rather than “here is the absolute truth of each move”, and you will find it quite helpful.


At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans. Roger Gephart 41 1.

More About Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move – The Chess Improver

In fact, one of the games, Blackburne-Blanchard, probably gained me rating points in my class days. Suspicious I again checked with an engine and the engine is like “yeah it’s about Chess in Ten Easy Lessons by Larry Evans is easy to find but the loggical examples are not easy and the puzzles are too easy.

I played through this many years ago. My other complaint is variety. His love for chess is immediately obvious, and of course, contagious. I found this helpful.

There are plenty of best practices ironed in with italics throughout the length of the book and t Four stars for covering with deliberation every move of thirty-three games. There are 2 clues unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!

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? Yes, Capablanca can do no wrong.

Jan 09, Jacob Hurley rated it really liked it Shelves: The fact that Chernev makes certain oversimplifications and yes, out-and-out mistakes in some places is a good cherndv to be discovered at some point in a player’s chess development, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Chernev’s book, warts and all, cannot be very!