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. 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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I found the print in this reprint to be logixal little light for my taste, and the diagrams a bit too small. Probably the greatest chess teacher.

The value of any single move or cnernev of moves can only be measured with respect to the particular position on the board. Feb 9, This makes me read the book with caution and slight paranoia. My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: Infact the best advice that you might receive is to throw away your chess engine, stomp on it, poke it with a big stick and make sure its dead.

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Feb 14, Jishnu rated it it was amazing. These chess puzzle books written in descriptive notation with diagrams on every page can be solved by starring at the book — no board is necessary.

It is most likely that they can’t form plans of attack yet! To solve the puzzles, consider all the possible forcing moves: But I don’t believe this should cause you to read Chernev’s book with caution at least no more caution or skepticism than one should have when reading anythingand certainly not with paranoia.


The general with the larger, entirely mobilized army should win if he’s careful yet aggressive! They had little choice, because I refused to report to the classroom and kept playing chess instead. To develop strategical considerations — a long term plan when forcing tactics are not available — the learner should play through many annotated games that explain the reasoning behind the moves. 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.

I had a few quibbles not related to the age of the book as well. The author can better relate to the reader and provide them the sort of insight that may be lost on stronger players.

Dec 26, Luke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book. In chess, as in life, rules must often be swept aside. Logical Chess Move by Move: It doesn’t have the whizzy graphics for the 3D touch screen high definition generation.

Irving Chernev: Logical Chess

You have to make some allowances for ,ogical age. Dec 14, Reinhold rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have bought copies of Chernov’s book for friends and family, but I’m certain Nunn is correct. If I could live my life over again ah, if only I would make one simple change.

Jan 09, Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing. He also throws in humor every so often to keep the chees of the reader, because chess can quickly turn into a boring game if treated dryly.

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

Very good in principle but too many old-fashioned openings. Chernev’s book presents a number of games in a fantastic format – each move is explained, even if it’s the 20th time you’ve seen 1.


Four stars for covering with deliberation every move of thirty-three games. Logical Chess was originally printed in descriptive notation and reprinted in algebraic notation. This is chernec very good book for anyone rated under about ELO — it will cover at least something they do not know.

Help with Game Collections. In this popular classic, the author explains 33 complete games, in detail, move by move, including the reason for each one. My other complaint is variety. Chezs book usually has to satisfy all three criteria to make it onto my list, or if not all three, then at least the last two.

In this way, the reader gets an insight into pogical rationale behind the moves of and the thought processes of a master player.

Logical Chess (Chernev)

I know Chernev wasn’t super high rated but I also know the book is recommended by many. It would certainly be my recommendation for the beginning player. 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 considered inferior to that in the latter, but cherev who have read both books would disagree that they both have something logiczl offer the reader.

Useful, simple and practical book! Annotations are all under copyright.