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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This is such a good book. Revival 1 week ago.

If am even still trying to learn and play this game, it is because of Chernev’s writings. So I looked for the book and it was out of print with copies going for big bucks.

Chill out about Chernev? Kogical, it was a little tedious to read thru the openings of the games and have the author tell you the same things over and over.

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

If you ever feel like purchasing a chess book as a gift to a beginner, look no further. This book and our games gave practical impetus to my love for chess. Great book, it is simply not in the same league as Nunn’s book, it’s like comparing the books “Old Yeller” and “A tale of Two Cities” The prose of the first is considered inferior to that in the latter, but few who have read both books would disagree that they both have something to offer the reader.


I found this helpful. Does Nunn have valid points? Do you have a source for Nunn’s criticism, so that we can know exactly what his points are? I have an idea for you and others who are asking a lot of questions to consider, for which see this post on chess. I loved this book. Aug 29, Peter Sprengelmeyer rated it it was amazing. Jan 26, 1. View all posts by Tim Hanke. Mini skills 1 day ago.

Everyone has unique interests, strengths, and weaknesses as a chess player. My other complaint is variety. Posted by James Stripes at 9: Anyway, I found the teaching style very appealing and have learnt a lot. Players with attractive female avatars Pryder 8 min ago.

It was the first chess book I ever owned, back in the days before girls, when everything was in black and white and a computer was a panel of flashing lights playing on Spock’s face. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves especially Very movee book. The first chdss book I ever read cover to cover, over and over. He gushed about the book and went on and on about it and how it would help me. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Sign up for Nigel’s Tiger Chess Newsletter. Yes, there is a fair amount of repetition, because that is how many of us learn. Chess Beginners who know the basic rules. Learn arithmetic before you tackle algebra. I would have also had time to play over the games again and again. This might just be the best book for class players to read.


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. They had little choice, because I refused to report to the classroom and kept playing chess instead.

The algebraic notation will show up in your UCI along with the variations and analysis. Blame it on Chernov, Dad, and I was mmove slouch. Show 5 Show All.

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

Youth Chess Scholastic players and parents: His ideas may be right but I think they should be delivered with respect for a man who is a very great writer and teacher of chess. Mark all logicsl as READ.

About 6 months later Batsford reprinted it and I picked it up. Eventually, I went through the whole book about a year later and it is really logicall.

Jan 26, 4. It also has to be said that some of Chernev’s advice is a tad suspect. Chernev’s books have great instruction, and are very easy to read, while Nunn’s books can be too difficult for the average player.

Opening traps in the sicilian 4 years ago. Jan 26, 3. Almost any chess book treating material beyond the moves and rules should be beneficial.