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

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Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) – COMPLETE

You may want logidal consider one of these in addition to “Logical Chess”. It was the book that got me hooked on the game As usual, I have taken the liberty to list Chernev’s games by ECO code instead of the actual numerical order that appears in the book. You have to make some allowances for its age.

The same would be true if you tried to dogmatically follow, say, “knights should be developed before bishops” or similar overly general advice which is routinely thrown at novices.

Any high schooler can tell you that you can, and you get 2 and a half, but the concept of fractions may be too advanced a concept for a kindergarten student. Mar 06, Tony rated it really liked it. Control the center, etc.

Every move is explained and avoids the mundane paragraphs of chess notation. That’s not too much of a problem when it comes to the tactics, because tactics never go out of fashion.

Otherwise, this book imparts a fantastic vision such that novices should see their strategic vision begin to develop upon reading it. Chernev’s Logical Chess is a really good book. At the time Chernev wrote his book there was no powerful chess engines and computer analysis, unlike Nunn which likely uses a lot of these tools to support the accuracy of his analysis.


Considering that the books is written for Beginners it would have been helpful to at least outline the path or to choose a completely different game.

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

Before attempting Logical Chess, I recommend that true beginners read the following books three times each yes, at least three times because it gets clearer — easier, smoother with each reading as information is assimilated with prior understanding.

As you follow each game, you will start to see where potential attacks come from, and you will find yourself looking for winning combinations in your own games. Want to Read saving….

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Jan 26, 1. Nunn picks apart the book saying that Chernev’s analysis has some errors. Gaining a material advantage by capturing and removing the opponent’s army one unit at a time without losing your own is a huge advantage, often on the path to victory. I would remove cheenev the chess and add dancing in its place.

My other complaint is variety. Chernev’s book presents a number of igving in a fantastic format – each move is explained, even if it’s the 20th time you’ve seen 1. OTOH he does h It’s nice to have a book that explains games move by move. It is most likely that they can’t form plans of attack yet!

Logical Chess : Move By Move : Every Move Explained

It seems that Nunn logicql is undoubtedly a stronger player than Chernev was is correct in his criticisms of certain instances of analysis in Chernev’s book, and also correct in pointing out that Chernev is sometimes too quick to dogmatically conclude an overarching general principle that doesn’t properly allow for exceptions.


Including the first three moves. Yeah I think we know that Chernev didn’t have a quad core i7 running Rybka, the primary importance of the book is not deep analysis of the games and variations but to help you learn general principles, ideas and motifs to the beginning and intermediate player in vy the book succeeds.

Feb 14, Jishnu rated kove it was amazing. When I ended up on the Czech border with movve Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening. Players with attractive female avatars ThrillerFan 8 min ago. I have not read all books on chess, but you can rest assured – this one has earned universal acclaim.

This is a classic chess book explaining every move in easy to understand words.

learning – Dr. John Nunn vs Irving Chernev’s “Logical Chess Move by Move” – Chess Stack Exchange

This is fantastic chess book. It took me a while to get through it because I got bored after hy first three games I think there are 30 in the book. Does Nunn have valid points?

Useful, simple and practical book! This book is not as good as “Unorthodox Chess Openings” by E.

Oct 09, John rated it really liked it Shelves: P-Q4 he finds himself.