Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition (Irving Chernev)

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Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition (Irving Chernev)

Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition (Irving Chernev)

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At this point, players may find that they can get a win here and there, but they usually fall victim to other players' plans. The author of this book has explained some 33 important games played by master Chess players, with move-by-move commentary on why each move is good or bad, and how important various moves are as the game develops. Describing every move is a great idea in principle, but it does get a little wearisome having to read about 1. Because there are few books aimed at beginners, but which will still entertain you as you get stronger. That's not too much of a problem when it comes to the tactics, because tactics never go out of fashion.

Otherwise, this book imparts a fantastic vision such that novices should see their strategic vision begin to develop upon reading it. The games are simple to follow, and combinations easy to visualize -- as opposed to more advanced and subtle games better suited to more experienced players. Does a good job of explaining the ideas behind moves (especially opening moves) in easy to understand language. At first I was going through every variation on my head (I'm lazy to do it on the board and I thought it might help my concentration), but now I'm actually just moving the pieces and reading the commentary, just ignoring the variations.Some of the lines he explores definitely were over my head (wouldn't have seen that 5-move trap) but that's OK. Nf3 Nc6) and unfortunately I bought it based on a lot of these reviews(One of which is backed up by a photo of the wrong edition! PS The only thing I hate is the cover, which looks like a 1970's book which has sat on the shelf for so long that it has faded.

First, you can only truly understand what's written if you are actually recreating every move on a chessboard in front of your eyes. The open games in the first half are very entertaining, but the second half contains too many Queen Gambits.I love how I am able to highlight certain passages/sentences to enhance my memorisation and learning.

Sometimes text books or guides on the Kindle can be frustrating as they do not have links allowing you to jump to certain chapters. La novità (di un libro di 50 anni fa) è che spiega con una chiarezza esemplare, senza disperdersi nell'analisi di mille varianti possibili, ma facendo entrare davvero nella logica del gioco.

In short, it's a good read, with 33 games from Chernev's time or before (remember this book was written in the 50s). This book purposely repeats the analysis and rationale over and over (phrased slightly differently each time) to drill the concept into the reader’s mind. My goal in reading books like this is to incorporate into my subconscious as many master game patterns as possible: moves humans make, explanations humans give. It has the the thoughts of a human master-level player, which are, mistakes and all, better than the all computer analysis lines that anyone can generate.

Even if you know what the symbols mean and even if you are actively following every move on a material chessboard, reading and comprehending statements like 'If (a long line of symbols), then (again a litany of symbols)' can get real frustrating real quick. I have started a computer chess engine tournament to fight it out and the surprising result was that Rybka won every game with black or white. There is just one Queen's Indian and one Nimzo-Indian included; there are no games featuring the popular King's Indian, Grunfeld, or Benoni Defenses. The players you will encounter are Capablanca, Tarrasch, and Rubinstein rather than Karpov, Kasparov, and Kramnik.It helped me study queen's pawn openings that I feared playing as black like Queen's Gambit and Colle System. However, this can only be done if one has a board by him following every move in the book [ you can but a small pocket size magnet set for cheap ] .

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