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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Pradeep Sharma marked it as to-read Aug 19, As a related story, 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 take it. If you enjoy chess and I used to a great dealthis is one cool book!
That book is soooo heavy to read and enjoy I first read it when I was 13 and fell in love with the game.
The Chess Companion : Irving Chernev :
View Printer Friendly Version. Chernev has published fourteen books on chess and this is a happily random collection of auxiliary matter. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Brendon marked it as to-read Sep 03, Unfortunately I was chrenev out! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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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. The book is a real pleasure.
I have owned the book for about 30 years now. Shijo marked it as to-read Oct 21, Tue tactics are so well explained, and in an exciting manner too. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
Obviously dated but contains many classic games. J L added it May 13, BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 25, Chandra Sodikin rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Nice, long collection of short-stories and games of various kinds.
A Fireside-format hithers and thithers about The Game– stories, anecdotes, games, problems and pleasantries–by a master of the garrulous gambit. Junior Championship U. Donald marked it as to-read Oct 23, Robert Slater added it May 10, Spectraz marked it as to-read Jul 18, There are pages’ worth of short stories authors include E.
This is a nice collection of chess “stuff. That’s an interesting point, but while it’s true that there are more near-beginners than advanced players, very few books by Mssrs.
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WH rated it liked it Sep 27, Tariq3d rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Notquitekarpov rated it it was cherjev Feb 05, Clarence Reed rated it liked it May 05, C rated it it was amazing Jul 08, When I grew up it was common to see books by Fred ReinfeldI.
Will appeal to masters and aspirants–for moments en passant.
Masters compainon games are included here include Morphy, Alekhine, Petrosian, as well as others. I think it’s the other way around — the near-beginners are the broader audience, and anyone more advanced is a niche group! The last mini-chapter includes the author’s candidate for the greatest game of all time, Alekhine’s brilliant win over Bogoljubow from Hastings I might just buy several thw and gift it to every year old I know! Lists with This Book. C R rated it it was amazing Feb 23, The selection of games at the end of this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess.