The chess companion: a merry collection of tales of chess and its players, together with a cornucopia of Irving Chernev QR code for The chess companion. The Chess Companion has 25 ratings and 6 reviews. Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in. Several used books were for sale at a local tournament, and a friend of mine suggested I spend a buck on Chernev’s The Chess Companion.

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Thanks for letting me yhe that this book is available in algebriac notation. Read it many years ago but, Dennis, you have piqued my interested so I will definitely have to read it again. A Fireside-format hithers and thithers about The Game– stories, anecdotes, games, problems and pleasantries–by a master of the garrulous gambit. If you enjoy chess and I used to a great dealthis is one cool book! Many chess players are allergic to the genre, but the examples Chernev includes are all witty and bright.

Starring as always for Chernev is Cherev, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in their own way. Horowitzand Irving Chernev in brick-and-mortar bookstores here in the U. A wonderful array of stories and articles form the first half of the book, May favourite is Slippery Elm by Percival Wilde where a Chess club enlists a Grandmaster to help cheat a game so a weak player can defeat a better but arrogant and unpleasant newcomer!

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I received it as a Christmas gift inand it represents one of my favorite among such gifts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Louis Chess Club St. There are pages’ worth of short stories authors include E.


ches As a related story, in eighth grade, playing the finals of the school tournament against the kid who had lent me this book, I hung my queen letting his pawn take it. WH rated it liked it Sep 27, It got me from to ? A blog for chess fans, by a chess fan.

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I have owned the book for about 30 years now. Among the tales which feature chess–works by E. Aashish Kaul rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Oct 06, Richard S rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Randy rated it really liked it Dec 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There was a problem adding your email address.


BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 25, July 21, Theodore Whitfield. An Interesting Old Book: The book is a real pleasure. Jenifer Perry added it Jan 05, Howlabit added it Apr 13, Duncan added it Feb 02, Martin Frisher rated it it was amazing May 01, I credit this book for making me follow chess on a daily basis.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Chernev has published fourteen books on chess and this is a happily random collection of auxiliary matter.

Anik Dey marked it as to-read Mar 21, The stories range from the dark to the humorous, and every one of them is a great read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? The author’s period and favourite characters seem to be those between the wars, with a range of interesting masters from different backgrounds, before the game became so dominated by Russia.


The usual chess heroes of the author’s days come together to provide all sorts of entertainment. White a tipsy chess-playing computer ; Loacock a minor cbernev with traces of his best ; Milne, Lord Dunsany, Percival Wilde, etc.

The selection of games at the end of this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess. Nice, long collection of short-stories and games of various kinds. Trivia About The Chess Compani Of course we can learn from it and try to convert its contents into training material, but that’s mostly beside the point.

I first read it when I was 13 compamion fell in love with the game. Apr 26, Philip rated it really liked it. On and on it goes, and as a fun bonus the book’s penultimate section includes some chess trivia and a chapter with epigrams and advice.


A poignant and yet positive story. C R rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Razvan marked it as to-read Dec 17, Zack rated it it was chses Jan 03, Post a New Comment Enter your information below to add a new comment.

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