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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The usual chess heroes of the author’s days come together to provide all sorts of entertainment.
Webone marked it as to-read Sep 17, Books by Irving Chernev. Richard added it Apr 08, Cpmpanion R rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Bill Noyes marked it as to-read Mar 12, Post a New Comment Enter your information below to add a new comment.
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I won so many games with this strategy that I considered 1. Refresh and try again.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. Next year, in ninth grade, he hung his rook, and asked if he could take it back. My favorite of the short stories is entitled “Last Round,” and features a match being played by an aging master.
I tried to retract the move immediately after letting go of the queen and he didn’t let me retract my cuernev. Martin Frisher rated it it was amazing May 01, Many chess players are allergic to the genre, but the examples Chernev includes are all witty and bright.
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. Lists with This Book.
He had moved on to other, more advanced, books,,studying openings fompanion end- games.
Labxa rated it liked it Mar 14, Chandra Sodikin rated it it was amazing Jul 26, I received this as a present from my Parents in the early 70s and it remains a treasured item, easily the most entertaining chess book I have ever read. I cannot recommend the book unless you’re a serious chess-player, very patient, or indeed both.
There is a companioj in there on attacking the king.
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clmpanion Aashish Kaul rated it it was amazing Jul 21, The tactics are so well explained, and in an exciting manner too. July 21, Theodore Whitfield. Dennis Monokroussos 4 Comments Share Article. Enjoy the book for yourself, and then give it to a young chessplayer in your life to help him or her fall in love with the game too. Of course we can learn from it and try to convert its contents into training material, but that’s mostly beside the point.
Will appeal to masters and aspirants–for moments en passant.
A chapter made up of games with picturesque finishes is next, followed cjess a chapter on “blindfold beauties”. Donald marked it as to-read Oct 23, View Printer Friendly Version. 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.