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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Chess Companionplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 06, Richard 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 of 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 hte Round,” and features a 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.
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Masters whose 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!
Companioon 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 ocmpanion wonderful today as it was then. The stories range from the dark to the humorous, and every one coompanion them is a great read.
Jun 03, Pete rated it really liked it. The selection of games at the end of 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.
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Obviously dated but contains many classic games. Notquitekarpov rated it it was amazing Copmanion 05, Kr rated it liked it Nov 08, Webone marked it as to-read Sep 17, Brendon marked it as to-read Sep 03, Shijo marked it as to-read Oct 21, Howlabit added it Apr 13, Pradeep Sharma marked it as to-read Aug 19, Oscar Andres marked it as to-read Dec 09, Chuck Wallace marked it as to-read May 05, Spectraz marked it as to-read Jul 18, BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 25, Razvan marked it as chernv Dec 17, Duncan added it Feb 02, Bill Noyes marked it as to-read Mar 12, Robert Slater added it May 10, Shane marked it as to-read Dec 14, Anik Dey marked it as to-read Mar 21, Andre Tilman marked it as to-read Jul 26, Donald marked it as to-read Oct 23, Jenifer Perry added it Jan 05, J L added it May 13, Richard added it Apr 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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