Logical Chess Move by Move, Paperback Book
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Having learnt the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve?

In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move.

Playing through these games and explanations gives a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
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  • Category: Chess
  • ISBN: 9780713484649



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The first chess book I ever read cover to cover, over and over. I couldn't put it down for days. I grant you I was suffering from insomnia at the time. This book is far from the most contemporary in theory and some of Chernev's claims are patently false or absurd. At the same time, however, it's simply one of the most enjoyable books you'll ever read. Nunn may be far more accurate, but Chernev is infinitely less snooty (in this case a good thing, readability-wise) and his passion for the game is far better communicated. So yes, my high regard for this work is sentimental, and yes there are far more informative and accurate books out there, but none of them are nearly as great a joy to read. And pleasure does inspire thought.