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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Sep 16, Andreas rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The open games in the first half are very entertaining, but the second half contains too many Queen Gambits.

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 vhess at his peak. Use the logiczl form below if interested. Immortal book on learning chess for amateurs. 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 should be expecting to save them in such positions — even if it’s there a beginner will not find it.

The Immortal Overprotection Game 1 year ago. Tactics in the Schliemann — Training positions — System with 4. 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.

Kolkata Open Grandmasters Chess. When I wrote my initial review Chernev is such an awesome chess author. Batsford- Games – pages. Irving Chernev was a Chernsv chess author who wrote over 20 books, including the bestselling Invitation to Logocal and Logical Chess: Useful, simple and practical book!

Jan 26, 6. Quite possibly the best first book on chess.


And I had no desire to spend thousands of hours learning to play at that level. I love this book. At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players’ plans. Practical Chess Exercises 5 months ago.

Dec 18, Moayad Sakaan rated it really liked it. White to move Analysis Position This position could have occurred had White played Don’t settle for a computer unless you never play over the board in the first place. Does Nunn have valid points? So basically his advice boils down to “make the right move at the right time.

But it’s still a fabulous classic and you can’t imagine a world in which it doesn’t exist. Bxc6 7 months ago. I don’t know much of Schiller, except that several experienced chess guys told me to avoid his books.

My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: If am even still trying to learn and play this game, it is because of Chernev’s writings. Published June 30th by Batsford first published January 1st When I ended up on the Czech border with the Cav in the early 70’s, the king’s pawn was the universal opening.

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Besides, I will not take Nunn’s ideas at face value because he has a similar book published and I have never heard a competitor review the competitive product amicably. The book occasionally sacrifices accuracy for brevity, partly as the author did not have access to a computer. I would have also had time to play over the games again and again. It’s an old friend.

Logical Chess?

It was a mandatory hands-on course, my choice of shop or electronics, but the school year was —Bobby Fischer had just won the world championship—and apparently the school administration accepted the excuse that the course would have interfered with my daily chess games. Very good in principle but too many old-fashioned openings. I consider myself fortunate in that I was given it as my first chess book, when I was fourteen, by a math teacher with whom I bby to play chess every day during an open period in my class schedule.


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.

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The games themselves are as old as the hills. Jan 28, 9. A really enjoyable chess book. Logical Chess Move by Move: It reinforces repeatedly the critical importance of quick and efficient development in the opening, careful piece placement, strong squares, weak squares, creating threats, neutralizing threats, cness, counterplay, obtaining an advantage, exploiting an advantage, turning positional superiority into decisive winning tactics, and patience in the endgame.

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

Subscribe in a reader. I found it in least a half a dozen other books, annotated by everyone including Kasparov.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Move by Move has earned its place as a classical text that is often recommended to players who seek I wrote this book review a few days ago: Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter. There are plenty of best practices ironed in with italics throughout the length of the book and the author is quite happy to present them, making exception however for his hero Capablanca.

Email Required, but never shown. Jan 28, 8. I had Black and won, then won my fifth round game