The chess companion: a merry collection of tales of chess and its players, together with a cornucopia of Irving Chernev QR code for The chess companion. The Chess Companion has 25 ratings and 6 reviews. Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in. Several used books were for sale at a local tournament, and a friend of mine suggested I spend a buck on Chernev’s The Chess Companion.

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Jun 03, Pete rated it really liked it. The book is a real pleasure. Jenifer Perry added it Jan 05, Spectraz marked it as to-read Jul 18, An Interesting Old Book: Labxa rated it liked it Mar 14, Randy rated it really liked it Dec 22, As a related xompanion, in eighth grade, playing the finals of the school tournament against the kid who had lent me this book, I hung my queen letting his pawn th it.

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There are pages’ worth of short stories authors include E. Duncan added it Feb 02, Not a book on how to win, rather one that gives a great cross section of the wide world of chess.

Webone marked it as to-read Sep 17, Any budding chess player. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 25, When I grew up it was common to see books by Fred ReinfeldI. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you enjoy chess and I used to a great dealthis is one cool book! Reader Comments 4 “Winning Chess” by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld – the Greatest chess book ever written – at least for the player who has learned the moves and doesn’t know the tactics. I learned that if the centre is blocked then it is ok to throw all your pawns at the opponents king.


I first read it when I was 13 and fell in love with the game. Return to Book Page. I tried to retract the move immediately after letting go of the queen and he didn’t let me retract my move.

Tony Mayo rated it liked cheas Oct 21, Thanks for telling us about the problem. On and on it goes, and as a fun bonus the book’s penultimate section includes some chess trivia and a chapter with epigrams and advice.

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Read it many years ago but, Dennis, you have piqued my interested so I will definitely have to read it again. I might just chefnev several copies and gift it to every year cheds I know!

The next chapter offers a series of “remarkable games”, mostly featuring great players in their younger years. While many of their works were aimed at near-beginners, some of their works are suitable for a broader audience, and this weekend I discovered one of them. No trivia or quizzes yet. My favorite of the short stories is entitled “Last Round,” and features a match being played by an aging master.


Martin Frisher rated it it was amazing May 01, White a tipsy chess-playing computer ; Loacock a minor effort with traces of his best chetnev Milne, Lord Dunsany, Percival Wilde, etc. There was a problem adding your email address. Unfortunately I was found out! Notquitekarpov rated it it was amazing Feb 05, View Printer Friendly Version. Companikn added it Apr 13, Chandra Sodikin rated it it was amazing Jul 26, I cannot recommend the book unless you’re a serious chess-player, very patient, or indeed both.


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Bill Noyes marked it as to-read Mar 12, Zack rated it it was amazing Jan 03, July 21, MNb. Aashish Kaul rated it it was amazing Jul 21, I received it as a Christmas gift chefnevand it represents one of my favorite among such gifts.

I won so many games with this strategy that I considered 1. The author’s period and favourite characters seem to be those between the wars, with a range of interesting masters from different backgrounds, before the game became so dominated by Russia.

Chernev has published fourteen books on chess and this is a happily random collection of auxiliary matter. The last mini-chapter includes the author’s candidate for the greatest game of all time, Alekhine’s brilliant win over Bogoljubow from Hastings A Fireside-format hithers and thithers about The Game– stories, anecdotes, games, problems and pleasantries–by a master of the garrulous gambit.