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|Feb-29-08|| ||brankat: Yes, You're right. I remember it now. Actually, I was kibitzing the game in progress :-)|
|Feb-29-08|| ||duchamp64: Chernev wrote many great books. But perhaps his very best was Capablanca's Best Chess Endings. The annotations are superb.|
|Mar-03-08|| ||Phaethon: i heard this guy was really tall anyone have any info on that?|
|Mar-26-08|| ||mistreaver: I have just read his The most instructive games of chess ever played and wanted to order combinations:the hearth of chess. Any1 can say anything about that book is it good or is The golden dozen(twelfe great chess players and their best games) better?|
|Mar-26-08|| ||chancho: <mistreaver> The Golden Dozen is an annotated book of games of the twelve players listed by Chernev, while in the other book the object is to find the combination in the diagrammed position. Descriptive notation is used in both books. (if you read the most instructive games of Chess then you already knew this) Depends on what you think is better. (another games collection or a book of combination excercises)|
|Mar-26-08|| ||mistreaver: <chancho> thanks|
|Jul-09-08|| ||myschkin: http://www.chesslab.com/chernev.htm|
|Jul-10-08|| ||myschkin: <Chernev Quotes>
"Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess."
"The sign of a great Master is his ability to win a won game quickly and painlessly"
"On the chessboard, if nowhere else, justice does triumph."
"There is no room for gallantry in chess.”
"The secret of conducting a successful kingside attack is to create a breach in the cordon pawns surrounding the enemy king; to induce or force one of the pawns to move. The change in the line-up of pawns fixes the defense with a permanent weakness.”
|Nov-11-08|| ||Marmot PFL: <duchamp64> I agree as he incorporated analysis from other players, and in some cases improved on it. In this book the openings and middlegames and very lightly annotated, which is the opposite of most books where these get most of the attention and the engings are passed over with remarks like "the rest is technique" or maybe a very brief outline of the plan. As Capablanca said the three phases of the game are strtegically connected and knowing when and how to reach a good ending is as important as knowing how to win it. So seeing the complete game is helpful.|
|Dec-14-08|| ||FreeRepublic: I recommend Practical Chess Endings by Chernev. Curiously, Paul Keres wrote a book by the same title. I think the title is more appropriate for Keres' book, which was a sensible manual on the ending.|
Chernev's book covers 300 endgames. A few introduce the basics. Most are masterpieces from play or composition.
The book is nicely layed out. There is one endgame per page. Each page contains a diagram with the starting position, moves and analysis. Each endgame is set off nicely, with ample white space. I treat each as a challenge which I try to solve. I usually get some of the ideas and moves, but always miss something.
I think a more apt title for the book would have been "Endgame Masterpieces."
|Apr-30-09|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
" The greatest compliment one can pay a master is to compare him with Capablanca. "
--> Alexander Alekhine
|Aug-11-09|| ||EdgeFor15: Another quote of the day.
"Every chessmaster was once a beginner"
That isn't much of a quote, have to say.
|Jan-27-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <Zembla>As a beginner I loved Chernev's "1000 Best Short Games of Chess". I played over & enjoyed every game & felt it helped me a lot. Of course back then I didn't know these shorties were not quality games|
"1000 Best Short Games of Chess" was one of the first chess books I bought over 30 years ago. The pages are yellowed, and I have had to tape up the spine, but I still dip into it from time to time.
|May-07-10|| ||technical draw: <"Every chessmaster was once a beginner" |
That isn't much of a quote, have to say.>
True. That could be said of any endeavor.
"Every concert pianist at one time could not play a note"
"Every brain surgeon at one time picked his nose"
"Every politician at one time was honest".
Uh, well maybe not that one.
|May-07-10|| ||TheFocus: "Every man was once a boy."
"Every woman was once a girl."
"Every computer was once just computer parts."
"<TheFocus> has always been <TheFocus> since time immortal.
|May-21-10|| ||Sho: I like Chernev.
Logical Chess was the first chess book I found (Jr. High). I read it over and over, highlighted the italicized advice, and didn't understand a bunch of it.
Chernev has humor. I re-read it every few years, and I like his wit. (Also, the cover is unappealing--orange and pink and white. Oh well.)
|Aug-12-10|| ||sisyphus: <the cover is unappealing--orange and pink and white> LOL! The cover of the original edition (1957) of Logical Chess is my all-time favorite for a chess book.|
It was dome by Pushpin Studios, whose founders include the legendary Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser.
The cover for Logical Chess looks to me like a Glaser design: simple, direct, and original.
Among the things for which he's famous are the "I Love New York" logo and the Bob Dylan poster:
|Dec-17-10|| ||misha1992: Chernev s Logical Chess move by move was one of my first books to read and I won quite a few. :) so thanks a bunch.|
|Apr-08-11|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day :
< "Every chessmaster was once a beginner." >
I think this is the first quote of the day that I have heard of before.
|Sep-19-11|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< Judged by today's standards, Ajeeb was a fairly gimcrack mechanical fraud, but audiences then were not too fussy. >
Who where when and what tf ???
|Nov-16-11|| ||wordfunph: taken from Irving Chernev's book 200 Brilliant Endgames..|
He once went to a wedding in Las Vegas, where he had a successful battle with the one-armed bandits: "I managed to wrest $900 from their clutches. Of course I had to invest some $300 to do so, but I prefer to regard it as a clean profit of 900 smackers.
I enjoyed Irving's irreverence. Among his large chess library, his favorite book was Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch's heavy volume Dreihundert Schachpartien ("Three Hundred Chess Games"). He had read this so many times that it fell apart; accordingly, he took it to a local bookbinder and asked him to bind it in black leather. Then came the question of what should go on the spine. "Gold blocking," said Irving. But surely, said the binder, you don't want all that German stuff? "No," said Irving, "just put 'Holy Bible.'"
Irving didn't really need to win. For most chessplayers, winning is what chess is all about. For Irving, however, the game itself was what mattered. He didn't want to beat anyone; he wanted to show everyone just how beautiful chess can be. Turn the pages of this, his final book, and you will see.>
- Adam Hart-Davis
|Nov-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: Every western chess player has owned a Chernev book (or two).|
|Jan-29-12|| ||brankat: I have always enjoyed Your work!
|Jan-29-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Irving Chernev. I enjoy your quotes. "Every master was once a beginner".|
|Feb-03-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "Every chessmaster was once a beginner. " >
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