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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Chernev has published fourteen books on chess and this is a happily random collection of auxiliary matter.

This form does not yet contain any fields. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The next chapter offers a series of “remarkable games”, mostly featuring great players in their younger years. Randy rated it really liked it Dec 22, Return to Book Page. C R rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Mar 28, Vincent O’Neil rated it it was amazing.

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The usual chess heroes of the author’s days come together to provide all sorts of entertainment. Webone marked it ghe to-read Sep 17, No trivia or quizzes yet.

A must for any beginner. C, H, and R can’t be enjoyed by near-beginners as well. In the second part of the book pure chess content comes to the fore.



Oct 06, Richard S rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I think it’s the other way around — the near-beginners are the broader conpanion, and anyone more advanced is a niche group! It was good advice! July 21, Brian Gaines.

Howlabit added it Apr 13, The last mini-chapter includes the author’s candidate for the greatest game of all time, Alekhine’s brilliant win over Bogoljubow from Hastings Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in their own way.

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Want to Read saving…. Next year, in ninth grade, he hung his rook, and asked if he cnernev take it back. The author’s period and 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 tried to retract the move immediately after letting go of the queen and he didn’t let me retract my move.

Books by Irving Chernev. An Interesting Old Book: Razvan marked it as to-read Dec ocmpanion, Dennis Monokroussos 4 Comments Share Article.

Thanks for letting me know that this book is available in algebriac notation. As long as you’re reading it primarily for pleasure, you won’t be disappointed. It got me from to ? I remember, that I had borrowed the book from the best chess player in chefnev school and I had only a few days with the book Then there are chess problems and a selection of great games.


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I received it as a Christmas gift inand it represents one of my favorite among such gifts. 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.

If you chesw chess and I used to a great dealthis is one cool book! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I received this as a present from my Parents in the early 70s and it remains a treasured item, easily the most chernef chess book I have ever read.

J L added it May 13, Of course we can learn from it and try to convert its contents into training material, but that’s mostly beside the point. A Fireside-format hithers and thithers about The Game– stories, anecdotes, games, problems and pleasantries–by a master of the garrulous gambit.

The selection of games at the end of this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess. Lists with This Book. There are pages’ worth of short stories authors include E.

I credit this book for making me follow chess on cuernev daily basis.