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Fortunately, it easy to return to the actual printed game sequence because it remains standing in the proper place on the first board. They had little choice, because I refused to report to the classroom and kept playing chess instead.

The section on the kingside attack was immediately applicable to my own games, and Chdss adored the included Capablanca games. Roger Gephart 41 1.

I say that as a beginner myself. It has the the thoughts of a human master-level player, which are, mistakes and all, better than the all computer analysis lines that anyone can generate.

Granted – there is only so much to say about the initial moves, but he adds color and meaning by using example games that move in a number of different directions. It is also useful, in my opinion, for players all the way up to and including national master.

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

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. Don’t settle for a computer unless you never play over the board in the first place. In Logical ChessChernev himself prepares his readers for that glorious day by confessing, essentially, that ultimately there are no rules: Lists with This Book. It comes highly recommended by chess instructors. His goal is to explain what each player was thinking while making his move.


Mar 06, Tony rated it really liked it. Useful, simple and practical book! Some 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. Does chees good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially Very good book. So I have to admit that I am more than a little biased. Chess Beginners who know the basic rules.

Refresh and dhess again.

Irving Chernev: Logical Chess

Also, it was a little tedious to read thru logicsl openings of the games and have the author tell you the same things over and over. When I left 2 years later, Queen’s pawn was all anybody played.

In fact, one of the games, Blackburne-Blanchard, probably gained me rating points in my class days. Probably not a lot.

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

That doesn’t mean that that kind of advice doesn’t serve a useful purpose by giving newcomers to the game some first, rough guidelines to start learning from. Read it, make it chegnev own, and from time to time the author will whisper in your ear.

Chess in Ten Easy Lessons by Larry Evans is easy to find but the game examples are not easy and the puzzles are too easy. I love this book. If I could live my life over again ah, if only I would make cchernev simple change.

And no collection would be complete without a copy of “Logical chess”. You have to make some allowances for its age. When the year began he was a better player than I was; as the fall term passed we became roughly equal; by the end of the year he could hardly get a draw from me. Given the book’s original copyright, it is pogical surprising that the earliest game is from and the latest was played in I checked to see how an engine felt chernsv h3 in that particular position and the engine is like “yeah h3 is best.


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

Players with attractive female avatars Pryder 17 min ago. Okay, maybe not laugh out loud, belly laugh type material. That’s not too much of a problem when it comes to the tactics, because tactics never go out of fashion. For those who didn’t grow up in the era of descriptive notation, Irving Chernev wrote books that mostly appealed to the mainstream player.

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: I used the structure and natural kingside attack from that game in many, many of my own encounters.

This is a great book for beginners. In other words, read this book as “very good guidelines you should not violate without an astoundingly good reason” rather than “here is the absolute truth of each move”, and you will find it quite helpful.