All 33 games from Irving Chernev’s book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber ; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, . Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev. This classic chess book of annotated games written by prolific chess author Irving Chernev explains the. 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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I have similar books written by Max Euwe. 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.

Irving Chernev’s Logical Chess, Move by Move

Chernev is very motivating and inspiring. He acts like playing h3 to prevent a pin is shattering the kingside.

Logical Chess was originally printed in descriptive notation and reprinted in algebraic notation. One can see some discussion of the pros and cons of Chernev’s Logical Chess at: Every move is explained and avoids the mundane chernevv of chess notation. In that respect, again flaws and all, showing the moves and some of the simple ideas behind the moves, even the repetition of some bits of advice, was perfect for me. When I ended up on the Czech border with the Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening.

Your responses are great too. May 15, Jason rated logiccal really liked it.


Mar 18, Viktoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: These chess puzzle books written in descriptive notation with diagrams on every page can be solved by starring at the book — no board is necessary.

I feel the analysis of whole games really gives a feeling for the development of the game, and that the move by move format is great window into the specifics. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.

Jun 24, globulon marked it as partly-read Shelves: Chernev is such an awesome chess author.

Logical Chess (Chernev)

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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. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

This book and our games gave practical impetus to my love for chess. It seems that Nunn who 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.

Quite possibly the best first book on chess. Highly recommended to any enthusiast who wants to build a platform to be more than just a hobb The first book on chess I’ve read that wouldn’t strictly be dhess beginners. At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually loical victim to other players’ plans. Now, I get to say that Rubinstein-Salwe, Lodz, game 20 left a deep impression on me.


The only downside to this book is that nearly every game ends in a tactical checkmate with many pieces still on the board. Modern chess is a little bit different and to understand why GMs break the rules could be interesting This is a classic chess book explaining every move in easy to understand words.

Feb 9, 6. Jan 09, Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing. Thanks for the advice!

I would remove lohical the chess and add dancing in its place. 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.

As others have said as well, it is also a game of rules and exceptions. I found it in least a half a dozen other books, annotated by everyone including Kasparov. If you ever feel like purchasing a chess book as a gift to a beginner, look no further.