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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There are several chapters comprising just over 20 pages on various sorts of problems. July 21, Brian Gaines.

Notquitekarpov rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I first read this book when I was in junior high school, and it’s just as wonderful today as it was then.

If you enjoy chess and I used to a great dealthis is one cool book! Lists with This Book.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I cannot recommend the book unless you’re a serious chess-player, very patient, or indeed both.


Tariq3d rated it it was amazing Mar 26, He had moved on to other, more advanced, books,,studying openings and end- games. Mar 28, Vincent O’Neil rated it it was amazing. I won so many games with this strategy that I considered 1. Andre Tilman marked it as to-read Jul 26, Not a book on how to win, rather one that gives a great cross section of the wide world of chess. I let him take it back – but even with that he was lost terribly.

Masters whose games are included here include Morphy, Alekhine, Petrosian, as well as others. I think it’s the other way around — the near-beginners are the broader audience, and anyone more advanced is a niche group!

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There are pages’ worth of short stories authors include E. Howlabit added it Apr 13, A Fireside-format hithers and thithers about The Game– stories, anecdotes, games, problems and pleasantries–by a master of the garrulous companioj. Jenifer Perry added it Jan 05, compaion The selection of games at the end of this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess.


I received it as a Christmas gift inand it represents one of my favorite among such gifts. The following year, in tenth grade, we played the finals and he beat me easily.

C rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Zack rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Donald marked it as to-read Oct 23, I first read it when I was 13 and fell in love with the game.

White a tipsy chess-playing computer ; Loacock a minor effort with traces of his best ; Milne, Lord Dunsany, Percival Wilde, etc.


Richard added it Apr 08, This is a nice collection compaion chess “stuff. An Interesting Old Book: The stories range from the dark to the humorous, and every one of them is a great read. The last mini-chapter includes the author’s candidate for the greatest game of all time, Alekhine’s brilliant win over Bogoljubow from Hastings Brendon marked it as to-read Sep 03,