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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Martin Frisher rated it it was amazing May 01, Starring as always for Chernev is Capablanca, joined now by Lasker and Petrosian, both geniuses in their own way.

Brendon marked it as to-read Sep 03, Louis Chess Club St.

Tony Mayo rated it liked compaion Oct 21, I chernevv, that I had borrowed the book from the copanion chess player in the school and I had only a few days with the book 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. Kevin rated it really liked it Sep 24, There are several chapters comprising just over 20 pages on various sorts of problems.

I tried to retract the move immediately after letting go of the queen and he didn’t let me retract my move. C rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Anik Dey marked it as to-read Mar 21, Labxa rated it liked it Mar 14, I learned that if the centre is blocked then it is ok to throw all your pawns at the opponents king.


It draws you in!

Duncan added it Feb 02, Dennis Monokroussos 4 Comments Share Article. 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.

Zack rated it it was amazing Jan 03, A Fireside-format hithers and thithers about The Game– stories, anecdotes, games, problems and pleasantries–by a master of the garrulous gambit. Aashish Kaul rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Notquitekarpov rated it it was amazing Feb 05, I cannot recommend the book unless you’re a serious chess-player, very patient, or indeed both.

The book is a real pleasure. I think it’s the other way around — the near-beginners are the broader audience, and anyone more advanced is a niche group! Francis Manuel rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Return to Book Page.


July 21, Theodore Whitfield. As long as you’re reading it primarily for pleasure, you won’t be disappointed. The stories range from the dark to the humorous, and every one of them is a great read. Companiin 06, Richard S rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Shane marked it as to-read Dec 14, 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.


Nice, long collection of short-stories and games of various kinds. I might just buy several copies and gift it to every year old I know!

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My favorite of the short stories is entitled “Last Round,” and features a match being played by an aging master. The selection of games at the end of this book truly demonstrate the beauty of chess. Jun chrnev, Pete rated it really liked it.

The usual chess heroes of the author’s days come together to provide all sorts of entertainment. July 21, Brian Gaines. Several used books were for sale at a local tournament, and a friend of mine suggested I spend a buck chesss Chernev’s The Chess Companion. Please provide an email address.

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. Unfortunately I was found out!

An Interesting Old Book: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was good advice!