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Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition

Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition

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by Irving Chernev
     
 
Having learned the basic moves, how can a player improve? In this much-loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, by explaining to the reader reasons for every single move. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.

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Having learned the basic moves, how can a player improve? In this much-loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, by explaining to the reader reasons for every single move. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.

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ISBN-13:
9780713484649
Publisher:
Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
New ed.
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
97,536
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chernev was the first author amoung several others who wrote books with commentary on every move (excellent are; UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS, MORE UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS and UNDERSTANDING CHESS MOVE BY MOVE which are all more up to date and less repetitous).
Games with important concepts to be demonstrated for instructive purposes are presented. Each move has a comment on it. Sometimes the comments are a bit lame and uninstructive, but overall this isn't the case. LOGICAL CHESS MOVE BY MOVE is not for a super beginner and is best suited for someone who has already learned a little about chess but wants to continue to improve. On the other end of the spectrum it is not suitable for fairly advanced players. Hence, if you are a super beginner consider a solid introductory book such as CHESS FOR EVERYONE or LEARN CHESS by Alexander and Beach) or if you are advanced MORE UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS or UNDERSTANDING CHESS (note: UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS is at the same level as LOGICAL CHESS MOVE BY MOVE). I hope this review has been helpful in helping you find the right chess book and LOGICAL CHESS MOVE BY MOVE may be right for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 6th grade I could be considered a 'chess nut' at my school. But I really enjyoed this book, putting on my comuputer program of Ftitz 10 and finding the many mistakes made in this book - never obvious to the eye of the casual observer, but who who know!!! Don't consider my 6th grade analysis to be tossed aside. I will start by saying the comments to this book are good, but Mr. Chernev has blown it bit time when it comes to being correct when ay th grader can go over this book with is Fritz 10 computer program and find boo-book #1, #2, #3, not ust a half points analysis, but 1+ left on over over a couple minutes. When does it come time to retire? I don't mean to be cruel, just realistic when readers want quality books. This whas probably the best book ever written using a new idea 'comment on every move'. But others have taken oven ('Unbeable Chess Lesson's For Juniors', 'More Unbeatble Chess Lessons for Juniors', 'Underanding Chess Move by Move) that use the same idea of a comment every move (I used Frtiz 10 to check these moves, and without spending every moment of my life letting my one computer thing days at a time on a move I found the these author's Dr. Nunn and Snyder to be without error). DO NOT TOTALY GET ME WRONG, I am not here to personally promote Nunn or Snyder, but feel LOGICAL CHESS to be one of the best books for just beyond beginner. Just than Snyder's 'Unbeatable Chess Lesson for Juniors' better for the beginning/advanced beginneng, and Dr. Nunn's and Mr. Snyder's more advanced books beyond than to be very best books to learn from.END OF STORY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every single move has commentary on it. After reading the other reviews I agree with the others who feel that the book becomes redundent when the same moves are repeated in later games. This is actually not bad for an absolute beginner. However, it makes the book rather boring for an intermediate or advanced player. I also feel that for fairly advanced players Nunn's book, 'Understanding Chess' and for advanced beginners and intermediate level players Snyder's book, 'Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors' are far superior.
PseudonameMR More than 1 year ago
I think Logical Chess Move by Move is a great book. The book, of course, must be viewed in its propper context. It is a book that offers the begginer an approach to chess. I would recommend reading a chess book that introduces the basic ellementary endings and tactics first so one can get the maximum use of this book. Keep in mind that the audience for this book is one who barely knows how the pieces move, or even how the pieces work together strategicaly or tacticaly, but will learn quickly with this approach. As long as the book is approached with an open mind, and not dogmaticly, it will plant many good seeds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book I ordered was extremely hard to find. Source Media had it and shipped it in perfect time for the Holidays.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book many years ago in the descriptive notation and now have a copy in the Algebraic notation. This is the book that got other author's into the move by move analysis arena. I teach elementary school chess and have found for my more advanced students, who have complete a beginner's book, and then studied some tactics and traps, that going over complete games provide useful lessons. This is my second favorite book using games as lessons as this book could do with some updating and is overly repetitous (i.e. how many ways can 1.e4 be analyzed, well once it was covered the author didn't need to cover it in different words a second and then a third time, etc... you get the point). Overall this is a good classic and would perhaps make a good third or fourth book to get beyond the first beginner book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my two favorite books where all the moves are analyzed. The games are fairly interesting and the basics are well covered. Sometimes the book repeats itself a little too much and the openings could use some updating. But otherwise, a nicely written book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If, once you know the rules and piece movements, you want to learn how the game is played strategically and positionally, this is the first book you must get!! Mr. Chernev's method -- taking you move by move through the games of masters -- gives the new player a strong foundation upon which to improve his/her own game. Admittedly expensive for a beginner's book, this classic is far better than anything written in recent years and well worth the cost.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the fine original book that pioneered the idea of giving annotations to each move. This can be helpful for players trying to improve, as conventional books sometimes seem to skip several moves at a time, leaving a reader wondering waht if. A recent version of this format has also been hugely successful - Grandmaster John Nunn's Understanding Move by Move concentrates on leading modern games. Both books are highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every move has a comment. However, it gets a bit rediculous when the author runs out of things to say about the first few moves of the game when the same moves are in another game. Some of the commentes become silly because the author doesn't know how to comment on a same move. Well, the book is still good overall. Could use some updating on the openings and the book isn't very deep. I own Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors, which has the same concept of commenting on every move - but a better job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book that uses complete games to teach. There is a comment on every move. The only reason I have given it 4 instead of 5 stars is that it gets redundent and often repeats itself. For example every game that starts off with 1.e4 is commented again and again to the point of being silling after it appears in a few games. The book could use some updated opening theory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for those in the advanced beginner to novice to U.S.C.F. Class D (1399 down to 1200, U.S.C.F Class E (1199 to 1000) and all rating categories under that. It's of some use to U.S.C.F. Class C (1599 to 1400)but will not appreciably improve a Class C player's chess skills. The trick with this book is to play over the games without reading the annotations the first time then go over it a secondd time and read the annotations. Then get your chess journal/notebook out and go over the game and the annotations and write down those things which seem important to you. Once you've done this with all the games it's time for a new book. You'll be coming back to this one later. After you've improved a rating class (200 points) you might want to go over the book again along with your chess note book and see if you see new things in the games and annotations. You could do this until you reach U.S.C.F. Class B (1799 to 1600). At that point if you don't have the concepts in this book then you aren't working at it. If you do then you will only use this book for reference for the rest of your chess career. But keep it as it's valuable as a reference book. Can't give this one five stars because it lacks the depth of similar books written by former Soviet IGMs and trainers. But it's a good book and I doubt it'll ever go out of print.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Understanding the concepts presented in this book means improving your skill at chess
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chernev gives 33 carefully annotated chess games grouped by theme. For example, the first batch are all based on forcing your opponent to weaken his pawns in front of his king. This is a beginner/novice level book. Chernev takes nothing for granted, and explains even the simplest moves. The games are old, but it doesn't matter. He's not trying to teach you opening systems, he's trying to teach you how to think logially about making moves. It is a bit repetitious going through 33 gasmes in a row, but you can always set it aside and come back to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a game collection book where the games were selected because they are instructive. Mr. Chernev then goes over each game with an analysis of each and every move. I like this type of teaching. Perhaps the games are a bit dated and there is an over repetition at times, but overall this is a good book which has lead to more authors using the same approach.