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

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So poignant game 22, a stonewall defense of playing pawns on first 4 of 5 moves to move the army, leads to a bloodbath of pieces in the center, all protecting pawns that never come into play, then another bloodbath involving the final remaining pieces, after which the side with the passed pawn on the open file simply marches forward to win, leaving a battlefield of only pawns.

Chernev's book, after all these years, is still easy to follow and a great guide to understanding and learning better chess. If you are a superhuman by any chance who has a super eidetic memory and can follow every move in your mind's eye, this comment is not for you). So I think a lot of the main concepts were really hammered in - especially in the beginning section on king side attacks - stuff like "don't move your king pawns" etc.

Even when a series of moves consists of direct threats and responses, sometimes I miss one of the threats and then don't understand what follows. One of the first books I owned, Chernev's THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF CHESS guided me through the many facets of chess during my formative years. Sicilian defense (answering E4 with C5 offers counterattacking play especially on opponent too hellbent on kingside attack). I am not really sure what “the” correct way is, but what I do is to look up the game in my database on go through the game two or maybe three times pretty fast. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Even if the moves are in the opening, I don't know anything about most openings and would appreciate hearing the basics. In school, you could get a great mark without reading every single word in the textbook; same with chess books.I'm very new to the game of chess*, so I don't know how useful this book would be to intermediate or advanced players. This all being said, I wouldn't recommend this book to beginners really - I think it could be nice for people trying to learn more games and learn about the masters though. Playing through these games and explanations offers insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them effectively. This did work for a time, but I eventually hit the plateau I've been in and decided I'd start studying the game a bit more seriously.

I've learned a great deal from both what Irving Chernev has said but also through the repetition of following his advice and mimicking the games.As a result, the games are absorbing and the lessons learned (at least in my case) tend to stick with the player. Zwischenzug, in-between-move, where a ranging-piece is able to move fully across the board but stops somewhere in between.

I get they want to save space/ink but sadly it seems visual mediums are more suitable for explaining chess moves. Weak players instinctively try and free up pawns, anxious against a pin, but it is better to leave the kingside pawns protective and close than get exposed after castling. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. No one learns a musical instrument by starting off with the hardest pieces even though they're beautiful; it's best to start with the basics!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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