Logical Chess Move By Move has ratings and 56 reviews. Paul said: If I could live my life over again (ah, if only) I would make one simple change. I. 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.

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He also throws in humor every so often to keep the interest of the reader, because chess can quickly turn into a boring game if treated dryly. This book is a great resource that I enjoy reading over and over again.

Your responses are great too. I found this helpful. Every move is commented on. Read reviews that mention every move chess books every single move by move chess book logical chess single move algebraic notation years ago queens gambit irving chernev queen pawn great book best chess excellent book descriptive notation ruy lopez book ever recommend this book highly recommend.

And chernevv, like von Chernevv in this game, were a little too awed by even great masters like Teichmann.

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

A really enjoyable chess book. The point is, if the chess beginner struggles with the book list below, Logical Chess will prove too difficult as well. I remember someone pointing out that the era the games are from makes them easier to umderstand than some more modern games. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Jul 16, Qkhanhle rated it it was amazing. Even in intermediate or advanced games, the principle that pawns can’t move backwards, that it creates weaknesses, is all still useful because you weigh that up against the benefits of such a move.


I love this book. Chernev targets primarily players who are not masters and therefore need first principles hammered home, early and often.

Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

He acts like playing h3 to prevent a pin is shattering the kingside. Perfect if you’re the type of player who struggles to decide on a move after the first handful, and the usefulness of the main openings e4,d4 gets consistently drilled into the reader every time a new game arises. I first came across this book at an early stage in my chess career, and I believe that it helped form my understanding of what chess mastery is all about.

Besides, I will not take Nunn’s ideas at face value because he has a similar book published and I have never heard a competitor review the competitive product amicably.

Cheess of the analysis may be a little bit dodgy but the games are good and you could certainly just enjoy playing through the games and checking the analysis only where you think there is an error. Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances. The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be for beginners.

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Feb 9, 9. I read Chernov, discovered the queen side openings – he never beat me again. At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans.

Given the book’s original copyright, it is not surprising that the earliest game is from and the latest was played in Feb 9, 5. Leela plays a wonderfully creative positional pawn sacrifice vs Stockfis Probably logkcal greatest chess teacher. Want to Read saving…. I had a few quibbles not related to the age of the book as well.


Grandmasters like Tal study the cuess of other strong players everyday. I say that as a beginner myself. In that respect, again flaws and all, showing the moves and some of the simple ideas behind the moves, even the repetition of some bits of advice, was perfect for me. Annotations are all under copyright.

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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 in a different way. Logica whole point is to explain the reason behind every move.

Logical Chenrev Move By Move: Nov logival, Dan Domme rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for the advice! The book has really taught me that every move in a game is important. To see chhernev your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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, This is a very good book for anyone rated under about ELO — it will cover at least something they do not know.

I’d recommend reading when you have a chess board in front of you to follow along. Some people might be able to read the book without setting up pieces, but I was not able to do this and fully understand all of the variations and ideas.

Thank you for your feedback. If it is your first chess book, it is going to do a better job explaining basic moves than any other book.