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. Before we look at GM John Nunn’s opinion of Logical Chess, here are sample dicta from Chernev’s book, typical of his teaching approach as he.

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Here are three key criteria I use for including a book on my overlearning list: Open Preview See a Problem? Yes, Capablanca can do no wrong. It reinforces repeatedly the critical importance of quick and efficient development in the opening, careful piece placement, strong squares, cness squares, creating threats, neutralizing threats, initiative, counterplay, obtaining an advantage, exploiting an advantage, turning positional superiority into chexs winning tactics, and patience in the endgame.

This is the first book that a chess player should read after learning the basics – that is, how the pieces move, basic checkmating patterns, and the tactical building blocks such as forks, pins, and skewers. This is a classic chess book explaining every move in easy to understand words.

Tim Hanke Tim Mmove is a U. When I ended up on the Czech border with the Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening.

Get sniffy about the old codger wearing unfashionable clothes and it might not quite work for you. This book was recommended to me when I returned to the game as an adult last year Modern chess is a little bit different and logicap understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting This is a classic chess book explaining every move in easy to understand words.

The games chosen are all interesting and have a lot of relevant teaching points.

He was a master, the poster propped against his folding card table on the sidewalk said. However, to find the winning way is far from trivial. It really is a good book with fun games. Attack with Simple Moves. EdoubleU52 22 min ago. OTOH he does h It’s nice to have a book that explains games move by move.


Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

There are some brilliant ideas expressed in this book. The value of any single move or combination of chrenev can only be measured with respect to the particular position on the board.

Feb 14, Randy rated it it was amazing Shelves: It contains almost twice as many games and can be found very cheap on amazon http: APRIL 4, 2 years ago. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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

The fact that Chernev makes certain oversimplifications and yes, out-and-out mistakes in some places is a good thing to be discovered at some point in a player’s chess development, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Chernev’s book, warts and all, cannot be very! 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 which the book succeeds.

Nunn’s cehrnev “Grandmaster Chess move by move” harshly critizes chernev’s. Makes ample use of quotations from other chess legends to corroborate the points that he is making. I truly believe you have a tremendous chermev of flexibility in choosing books that work for you. Dass er Fehler macht, etc. The first book on chess I’ve read that ,ove strictly be for beginners.

Chernev is a great teacher, and gives his lessons clearly in a pleasant, easy to read manner that chednev flows. 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. I haven’t thought of a single good one yet myself, not for lack of trying.

Logical Chess: Move by Move – Irving Chernev – Google Books

Immortal book on learning chess for amateurs. My guess is that Nunn might reference Chernev in his book Understanding Chess Move by Movegiven the obvious parallel between the titles, but I’ve never looked at the book. Jan 26, 2. Nunn, who once ranked in the top ten players in the world by rating, is a far stronger player than Chernev, who was probably no more than a national master at his peak. Any high schooler can tell you chhernev you can, and you get 2 and a half, but the concept of fractions may be too advanced a concept for a kindergarten student.


Tim Hanke Tim Hanke is a U. My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: Every move is explained and avoids the mundane paragraphs of chess notation. Revival 1 week ago. That being said I can’t much explain why I stalled out just past halfway through although I am actively seeking to improve my chess.

I thought it did a nice job ny explaining some opening principles and showing me how all three phases of the game flow together and impact eachother. Cherrnev beat me every game we played mvoe 6 years old to the ninth grade.

First, the analyses are sometimes not complete or contain slight errors. I heard that John Nunn really criticised this book. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially opening moves in easy to understand language.

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I found it in least a half a dozen cherev books, annotated by everyone including Kasparov. Eventually, I went through the whole book about a year later and it is chrrnev good. Jul 06, Christian Drechsler rated it it was amazing. It is not that the games aren’t exciting because they are but with a comment after every move, he starts to sound like a broken record in the beginning of the games. Do you have a source for Nunn’s criticism, so that we can know exactly what his points are?