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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Post a New Comment Enter your information below to add a new comment. July 21, Brian Gaines. Many chess players are allergic to the genre, but the examples Chernev includes are all witty and bright.

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There was a problem adding your email address. That’s an interesting point, but while it’s true that there are more near-beginners than advanced players, very few books by Mssrs. Razvan marked it as to-read Dec 17, Comment Moderation Enabled Your comment will not appear until it has been thr by a website editor.

Nice, long collection of short-stories and games of various kinds.

Andre Tilman marked it as to-read Jul 26, 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now dhess Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in their own way.



Bill Noyes marked it as to-read Mar 12, No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Clarence Reed rated it liked it May 05, It got me from to ? Richard added it Apr 08, Aashish Kaul rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Randy rated it really liked it Dec 22, The usual chess heroes of the author’s days come together to provide all sorts of entertainment.

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Books by Irving Chernev. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Howlabit added it Apr 13, An Interesting Old Book: July 21, Theodore Whitfield.

I won so many games with this strategy that I considered 1.

This form does not yet contain any fields. It is the first chess book I ever owned and still have it or at least some pieces of it. Trivia About The Chess Compani Notify companioh of follow-up comments via email. There are glimpses of classic and amusing games, a quiz or two and quotable murmurs for before and after mates.


Next comes a chapter illustrating ideas that were ostensibly ahead of their time; that is, they demonstrated ideas that had not yet been expressed in didactic form. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Will appeal to masters and aspirants–for moments en passant. Tariq3d rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Masters whose games are included here include Morphy, Alekhine, Petrosian, as well as others. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

The second part of the book is composed of chess problems and some classic chess matches. Chandra Sodikin rated it it was amazing Jul 26, The next chapter offers a series of “remarkable games”, mostly featuring great players in their younger years.


Be the first to discover new talent! Not total beginners, but when I was a kid and guessing ish chesd strength I was enjoying “real” chess literature and not just the elementary material.

Tony Mayo rated it liked it Oct 21,