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Logically Chess (Inflated)
Compiled by fredthebear
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Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev

This classic chess book of annotated games written by prolific chess author Irving Chernev explains the purpose of each and EVERY move of every game, one move at a time. (This collection won't do the book justice; you need to reserve the book and play through the games as Chernev describes the action!) It teaches chess concepts, principles and rules of thumb; the reasons behind the move.

Logical Chess is recommended to intermediate players and mature, advanced beginners with excellent reading comprehension who can follow alternate lines and five-move combinations. However, even the great Mikhail Tal read Logical Chess to brush up on fundamental principles. (Tal surely did not learn anything new; it served as a reminder. Grandmasters like Tal study the games of other strong players everyday. Amateurs should also use this approach.) Even with every move explained step-by-step, Logical Chess is NOT an easy book the first time through! It is not a beginner's book, although most book dealers portray it as such. Logical Chess is 243 pages long with no diagrams -- clearly not a book for beginners.

Logical Chess was originally printed in descriptive notation and reprinted in algebraic notation. It comes highly recommended by chess instructors. It is an excellent book for self-study after one has a solid grasp of the rules, fundamentals and aims of chess.

As usual, I have taken the liberty to list Chernev's games by ECO code instead of the actual numerical order that appears in the book. I have grouped the double king pawn open games first, the single king pawn semi-open games second, the double queen pawn closed games third, and the Indian defenses last. The reader will also note that in some instances I have inserted my own supplemental games by the same player or ECO code... more vegetables in the pot of stew.

All 33 games from Logical Chess are included below. My randomly selected supplemental games are marked with the symbol $.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization. If you cannot instantly recognize checkmate patterns, it's difficult to win a game of chess.

* Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess (Batsford 1986): Game Collection: Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess

* Alligator Chess: Game Collection: Logical Chess

* "Attack! Always Attack!" -- Adolph Anderssen

* “Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician, and the endgame like a machine” -- Rudolph Spielmann

* "When you have the better of it, play simply. When the game is going against you, look for complications.” -- Frank J. Marshall.

$Blackburne's Trap is an Unpin (sitting Q sac) Legall's Mate
Blackburne vs NN, 1885  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

$Fictional post-mortem analysis; extended Legall's Mate!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 4: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Blackburne vs Blanchard, 1891  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

$ K Gambit: Declined. Norwalde 2...Qf6 (C30) 1-0 Sense of humor
J Sanchez Almeyra vs B Lugo, 1992 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

$ K Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Blindful Simul loss
Pillsbury vs K Moll, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

$"Wrong cannot right the wrongs that wrong hath done"
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

$Scotch G. Saratt Variation (C44) 0-1 Nxf7, Bxf7+, Qh5+ fails
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in Chernev's "Logical Chess Move by Move."
Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 2: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
E Liubarski vs V Soultanbeieff, 1928 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

$Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 0-1 Dbl R & Q sac!!
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 5: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Ruger vs H Gebhard, 1915 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

$Italian Classical Greco G.(C54) 1-0 Dbld Rs on only open file
Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

$Italian Classical Greco G.(C54) 0-1The Clean Mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 6: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
G Zeissl vs W Walthoffen, 1898 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

$Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Taken either way
Zsofia Polgar vs Smyslov, 2001 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 15: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Alekhine vs Poindle, 1936 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 9: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Znosko-Borovsky vs A J Mackenzie, 1924 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 7: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 10 in Irving Chernev's book "Logical Chess: Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 13: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
J Dobias vs J Podgorny, 1952 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 14: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 28: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 26: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 3: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Colle vs J J G Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

$Homage to Colle: The classic B sacrifice
Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 8: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Przepiorka vs Prokes, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

G21 Colle 5.c3, 9.dxc5, 10.e4 (D05) 1-0Chernev gives Greek Gift
Chernev vs H H Hahlbohm, 1942 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

$Colle System (D05) 1-0 See tpstar notes for system lesson
Koltanowski vs J J O'Hanlon, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

$Double bishop sacrifice, Double rook lift, model game
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Game #11, Irving Chernev's "Logical Chess Move by Move"
Flohr vs R Pitschak, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

$Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 12: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
R Pitschak vs Flohr, 1934 
(A22) English, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 23: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
L Van Vliet vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1907  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 30: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

$Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 19: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Gruenfeld vs J Schenkein, 1915 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

$Slav, Schallopp Def. (D12) 1-0 Q sac, pin arranges mate
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Game #16 Crusher, Irving Chernev's "Logical Chess Move by Move"
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1889 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 20: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 18: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Noteboom vs G van Doesburgh, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 29: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 17: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Pillsbury vs J Mason, 1895  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 22: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Pillsbury vs G Marco, 1900 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 25: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

$QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Plenty of Cat & Mouse
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 27: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Chekhover vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 33: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Rubinstein vs Maroczy, 1920  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 24: Logical Chess: Move By Move by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 31: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
K Havasi vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 32: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
E Canal vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

$QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 W misses his K's knight & bishop
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

$Indian Game: West Indian Defense(E61) 0-1 Top 10 Q&R sacrifice
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Colle 8.c3 e5 9.e4 (D05) 1-0 Bxh6 Pseudo Blackburn Mate
Chernev vs E S Jackson, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

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