Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev. This classic chess book of annotated games written by prolific chess author Irving Chernev explains the. Logical Chess: Move by Move (Irvin Chernev) Compiled (D05) Queen’s Pawn Game, 22 moves, (C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 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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Tactics in the Schliemann — Training positions — System with 4. Candy Cane Classic 1 day ago. However, this bishop sacrifice was not only hard enough to see that a master missed it, but it’s not the sort of thing beginners bu be expecting to save them in such positions — even if it’s there a beginner will not find it.

When I wrote my initial review Will definitely get back to this one. You may want to consider one of these in addition to “Logical Chess”. It’s a terrific first book because the commentator Chernev explains the logical thought process, mive at times lack thereof, behind the moves in classic games.

It’s of its time, and that is both a strength and a weakness. 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.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I was so obsessed with chess from the start that I played through every game in this book at a shamefully fast pace –“shameful,” in the sense that it was indicative of a waste of life or a lack of having a life. I know all the chess players here have already written love letters to this book, but I could not let that stop me from writing mine.


That’s not too much of a problem when it comes to the tactics, because tactics never go out of fashion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Paperbackpages. Anyway, I found the teaching style very appealing and have learnt a lot.

Logical Chess: Move by Move (Irvin Chernev)

Chernev is one of the best chess writers out there. Refresh and try again.

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 Heisman’s books and thought it was a great invention. 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. Logical Chess is pages long with no diagrams — clearly not a book for beginners.

However, I take more pleasure in reading books like Chernev. Chernev targets primarily players who are not masters and therefore need first principles hammered home, early and often.

Just Bragging 4 years ago. Cehrnev 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.

It comes highly recommended by chess instructors. So basically his advice boils down to “make the right move lohical the right time.

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

Jan 28, 8. This is a fabulous book. My Slighty Tattered Chess Career 3 years ago. Logical Chess Move by Move: A grammar school student does not read books written for the senior high school! Chernevv only so much you can say about 1. Jul 01, Adam rated it it was amazing. It goes over in great detail each move from 33 games. And no collection would be complete without a copy of “Logical chess”.


The games chosen are all interesting and have a lot of relevant teaching points. If I could live my life over again ah, if only Xhess would make one simple change.

Logical Chess Move By Move: I read Chernov, discovered the queen side openings – he never beat me again.

Logical Chess?

Quite possibly the best first book on chess. First, the analyses are sometimes not complete or contain slight errors. Return to Book Page. I only started studying chess about 18 months ago. You have to make some allowances for its age. 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.

All 33 games from Logical Chess are included below. At least then I would not have had such an ego problem and there were no chess engines to argue with. It teaches chess concepts, principles and rules of thumb; the reasons behind the move.

The only downside to this book is that nearly every game ends in a tactical checkmate with many pieces still on the board.

Blame it on Chernov, Dad, and I was no slouch. Your responses are great too. Oct 21, Will Once rated it really liked it.