Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking: From the First Move to the Last

  • Title: Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking: From the First Move to the Last
  • Author: Neil McDonald
  • ISBN: 9780713488944
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chess The Art of Logical Thinking From the First Move to the Last Grand master and prolific chess author Neil McDonald explains every single move made in striking tactical or strategical games played over the last quarter century Each of these games has been care
    Grand master and prolific chess author Neil McDonald explains every single move made in 30 striking tactical or strategical games played over the last quarter century Each of these games has been carefully chosen for its consistent logical thread, so that the reader will get prime instruction in the art of conceiving appropriate plans and attacks and carrying them out toGrand master and prolific chess author Neil McDonald explains every single move made in 30 striking tactical or strategical games played over the last quarter century Each of these games has been carefully chosen for its consistent logical thread, so that the reader will get prime instruction in the art of conceiving appropriate plans and attacks and carrying them out to their natural conclusion in short, players will learn to think logically Watching these games unfold will prove an education and inspiration to readers who can then try to play in the same purposeful way, with a corresponding improvement in their own game.

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    1. This is the best chess book I've ever read. I hate chess books that "annotate" games, and right from the beginning you are confronted with:1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bd3 e6 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. Ne5 Ne4 9. Nd2 f5 10. f3 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Bc5 13. Bd4 Bb6 14. f4 c5 15. Bb2 c4 16. Be2 Qc7 17. Rac1 Rd8 18. Bd4 Bxd4 19. Qxd4 c3 20. Rcd1 Bd7 21. a4and the comment that follows is: "A4?!?! Haha what a fool, the game is lost! OBVIOUSLY."But THIS book has a comment after EVERY [...]

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    2. I found this book to be a fantastic read. The matches were well chosen and the chapters were neatly organised into different opening ideas. What I liked best about the book was that each move was quickly explained and avoided masses of chess notation. The main themes of the explanations were what the player was planning, why they made that move and at times, suggested alternative options. Overall an excellent chess book that has helped my game.

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    3. This is a great follow-up to Chernev's classic - 'Logical chess'. It has the same idea and structure, but is rather more modern and up-to-date (especially as far as opening theory goes). I would recommend this to be the second book for a beginning chess enthusiast. Right after 'LC'.

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    4. Books explaining chess, move by move have been popular ever since Irving Chernev and Max Euwe did the pioneering work. This book by Neil McDonald follows the trend set by these earlier works and begins with a beautiful preamble:When you sit down to play a game of chess you are in command of exactly the same eight pieces and eight pawns that Capablanca, Fischer and Kasparov have used to create masterpieces of grand strategy and tactical precision. Their pieces didn’t have heightened powers nor [...]

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    5. So far in the category of move-by-move type chess books this is the most instructive. Of course I enjoyed "Logical Chess" but the comments GM McDonald wrote are more interesting, and more aligned with modern thinking about chess. His progression from the Classical 1. e4 e5 ideas all the way to the flank openings (mostly the English), is very well thought out. The selection of games is good as well - it was fun to look up what Kasparov, Karpov, Tal and others wrote about their own games in other [...]

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    6. Great book if you find Logical Chess Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition too simple or to "Chernev-y." Highly recommended for anyone taking up the game, or rated under 1600 or so.

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    7. Contains excellent explanations of moves throughout the game. My only problem is that the games are at such high level (master+) that they barely resemble the games I actually play. But maybe someday

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