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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THE CHESS COMPANION by Irving–Ed. Chernev | Kirkus Reviews
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 06, Chwss S rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any budding chess player. 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.
A wonderful array of stories and articles form the first half of the book, May favourite is Slippery Elm by Percival Wilde where a Chess club enlists a Grandmaster to help cheat a game so a weak player can defeat a better but arrogant and unpleasant newcomer! Then there are chess problems and a selection compamion great games.
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. The author’s period and favourite characters seem to be those between the wars, with a range of interesting masters from different backgrounds, before the game became so dominated by Russia.
Mar 21, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. This is a nice collection of chess “stuff. My favorite of the short stories is entitled “Last Round,” and features compaion match being played by an aging master. A poignant and yet positive story. The second part of the book is composed of chess problems and some classic chess matches.
Masters companionn games are included here include Morphy, Alekhine, Petrosian, as well as others. If you enjoy chess and I used to a great dealthis is one cool book! I received it as a Christmas gift inand it represents one of my favorite among such gifts. Nice, long collection of short-stories and games of various kinds.
The usual chess heroes of the author’s days come together to provide all sorts of entertainment. Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in their own way. I cannot recommend the book unless you’re a serious chess-player, very patient, or indeed both. Mar 28, Vincent O’Neil rated it it was amazing.
I first read this book when I was in junior high school, and it’s just as wonderful today ths it was then. The stories range from the dark to the humorous, and every one of them is a great read.
Jun 03, Pete rated it really liked it. The selection of games at the end chednev this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess. Not a book on how to win, rather one that gives a great cross section of the wide world of chess. Chss Kaul rated it it was amazing Jul 21, C R rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Tony Mayo rated it liked it Oct 21, Labxa rated it liked it Mar 14, Zack rated it it was amazing Jan 03, WH rated it liked it Sep 27, Tariq3d rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Randy rated it really liked it Dec 22, Chews Frisher rated it it was amazing May 01, Clarence Reed rated it liked it May 05, C rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Joseph rated it liked it Tje 11, Francis Manuel rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Chandra Sodikin rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Kevin rated it really liked it Sep 24, Apr 26, Philip rated it really liked it.
Obviously dated but contains many classic games.
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