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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Want to Read saving…. Louis Chess Club St. A chapter made up of games with picturesque finishes is next, followed by a chapter on “blindfold beauties”.

July 27, MK. There is a chapter in there on attacking the king. There was a problem adding your email address.

The tactics are so well explained, and in an exciting manner too. I remember, that I had borrowed the book from the best chess player in the school and I had only a few days with the book White a tipsy chess-playing computer ; Loacock a minor effort with traces of his best ; Milne, Lord Dunsany, Percival Wilde, etc.


Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, companioon geniuses in their own way. Oct 06, Richard S rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: WH rated it liked it Sep 27, Of course tje can learn from it and try to convert its contents into training material, but that’s mostly beside the point.

I might just buy several copies and gift it to every year old I know! Donald marked it as to-read Oct 23, Obviously dated but contains many classic games. Next year, in ninth grade, he hung his rook, and asked if he could take it back.


The next chapter offers a series of thhe games”, mostly featuring great players in their younger years. 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.

THE CHESS COMPANION by Irving–Ed. Chernev | Kirkus Reviews

Richard added it Apr 08, This is a nice collection of chess “stuff. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

As long as you’re reading it primarily for pleasure, you won’t be disappointed. Oscar Andres marked it as to-read Dec 09, 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

J L added it May 13, Lists with This Book. Mar 21, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. I tried to retract the move immediately after letting go of the queen and he didn’t let me retract my move. It got me from to ?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again. Horowitzand Irving Chernev in brick-and-mortar bookstores here in the U. Clarence Cchess rated it liked it May 05, 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.

There are pages’ worth of short stories authors include E. Duncan added it Feb 02, A Fireside-format hithers and thithers about The Game– stories, anecdotes, games, problems and pleasantries–by a master of the garrulous gambit.



When I grew up it was common to see books by Fred ReinfeldI. Be the first to discover new talent! Notquitekarpov rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest ches, blogger. Masters whose games are included here include Morphy, Alekhine, Petrosian, as well as others.

Not cbess beginners, but when I was a kid and guessing ish in strength I was enjoying “real” chess literature and not just the elementary material. Notify me of follow-up comments via email. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 25, Post a New Comment Enter your information below to add a new comment.

C, H, and R can’t be enjoyed by near-beginners as well. Bill Noyes marked it as to-read Mar 12, Junior Championship U. The second part of the book is composed of chess problems and some classic chess matches. It draws you in! This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Read it many years ago but, Dennis, you have piqued my interested so I will definitely have to read it again. 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. There are several chapters comprising just over 20 pages on various sorts of problems.