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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Kevin rated it really liked it Sep 24, Obviously dated but contains many classic games. Return to Book Page.
Want to Read saving…. I first read it when I was 13 and fell in love with the game. View Printer Friendly Version.
Among the tales which feature chess–works by E. This form does not yet contain any fields. Kr rated it liked it Nov 08, A chapter made up of games with picturesque finishes is next, followed chrenev a chapter on “blindfold beauties”. Joseph rated it liked it Aug 11, There are glimpses of classic and amusing games, a quiz or two and quotable murmurs for before and after mates. Chernev has published fourteen books on chess and this is a happily random collection of auxiliary matter.
Nice, long collection of short-stories and games of various kinds.
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 25, 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.
Any budding chess player. Bill Noyes marked it as to-read Mar 12, Unfortunately I was found out! July 21, MNb.
Apr 26, Philip rated it really liked it. I won so many games with this strategy that I considered 1.
While many of their works were aimed at near-beginners, some of their works are suitable for a companioh audience, and this weekend I discovered one of them. Shijo marked it as to-read Oct 21, That’s an interesting point, but while it’s true that there are more near-beginners than advanced players, very few books by Mssrs.
The selection of games at the end of this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess. Then there are chess problems and a selection of great games.
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