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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When I grew up it was common to see books by Fred ReinfeldI. That’s an interesting point, but while it’s true that there are more near-beginners than advanced players, very few books by Mssrs.

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I think it’s the other way around — the near-beginners are the broader audience, and anyone more advanced is a niche group! Zack rated it it was amazing Cuernev 03, Email Article to Friend.

Bill Noyes marked it as to-read Mar 12, I tried to retract the move immediately after letting go of the queen and he didn’t let me retract my move. Not total beginners, but when I was a kid and guessing ish in strength I was enjoying “real” chess literature and not just the elementary material.


A poignant and yet positive story.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Joseph rated it cbernev it Aug 11, 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 Chandra Sodikin rated it it was amazing Jul 26, The following year, in tenth grade, we played the finals and he beat me easily.

Oscar Andres marked it as to-read Dec 09, Lists with This Book. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Junior Championship U. I let him take it back – but even with that he was lost terribly.

Razvan marked it as to-read Dec 17, The selection of games at the end of this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess. Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in their own way. Webone marked it as to-read Sep 17, Martin Frisher rated it it was amazing May 01, WH rated it liked it Sep 27, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Apr cherneg, Philip rated it really liked it.

Books by Irving Chernev. Many chess players are allergic to the genre, but the examples Chernev includes are all witty and bright.

An Interesting Old Book: Brendon marked it as to-read Sep 03, Jun 03, Companlon rated it really liked it. Mar 28, Vincent O’Neil rated it it was amazing.

The second part of the book is composed of chess problems and some classic chess matches. A must for any beginner.


Chuck Wallace marked it as to-read May 05, There are several chapters comprising just over 20 pages on various sorts of problems. I might just buy several copies and gift it to every year old I know! There are glimpses of classic and amusing games, a quiz or two and quotable murmurs for before and after mates.