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Chernev, Irving 1900-1981

Overview
Works: 50 works in 300 publications in 3 languages and 5,567 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  Humor  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV1445, 794.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Irving Chernev
 
Most widely held works by Irving Chernev
Logical chess : move by move by Irving Chernev( Book )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation to chess, a picture guide to the royal game by Irving Chernev( Book )

20 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most instructive games of chess ever played; 62 masterpieces of modern chess strategy by Irving Chernev( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

62 masterpieces of chess strategy
The chess companion; a merry collection of tales of chess and its players, together with a cornucopia of games, problems, epigrams & advice, topped off with the greatest game of chess ever played by Irving Chernev( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's foremost author of chess instruction books and a veritable encyclopedia of chess lore, Irving Chernev has culled his favorite and funniest anecdotes...to delight players of eveyr taste and talent. The second half of the book is devoted to action on the board".--Page 4 of cover
Practical chess endings; a basic guide to endgame strategy for the beginner and the more advanced chess player by Irving Chernev( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fireside book of chess by Irving Chernev( Book )

13 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and German and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinations: the heart of chess by Irving Chernev( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An instruction guide to chess, focusing on combinative play, offering step-by-step explanations of pins and counter-pins, Knight forks, smothered mates, and other moves, including those used by master players
Winning chess by Irving Chernev( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Winning Chess is a truly classic chess book, beloved of chess-mad teenagers since it was first published in 1970, updated and repackaged in algebraic format. Written in lively, conversational style by two prolific and popular chess authors, it is aimed at players who have gone past the beginner stage and want to take their game to a whole new level. Its imaginative themes and instructional method are timeless, and the whole book is shot through with fun and humour.</div>
The golden dozen : the twelve greatest chess players of all time by Irving Chernev( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 best short games of chess; a treasury of masterpieces in miniature by Irving Chernev( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capablanca's Best chess endings by José Raúl Capablanca( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 60 complete games, annotated throughout, emphasize the Cuban master's elegant, classic, accurate, lethal endgame play against Alekhine, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Réti, the best. Here are real games from match and tournament play, with endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art
Winning chess traps : 300 ways to win in the opening by Irving Chernev( Book )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chessboard magic! A collection of 160 brilliant chess endings by Irving Chernev( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning chess : how to perfect your attacking play by Irving Chernev( Book )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winning chess is a classic, beloved for more than 40 years. This updated edition, now in algebraic format, remains as lively, conversational, and appealing as ever. Written by two extremely popular chess authors, it's aimed at advanced beginners and intermediates eager to take their game to a new level. Its imaginative themes and instructional method are timeless, along with its sense of fun and humor." --Publisher description
The bright side of chess by Irving Chernev( Book )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of curious stories, fantastic games, unusual positions and surprising combinations inspired by the slogan "nothing but fun". Includes Chernev's candidates for the 15 most beautiful games of all time
Wonders and curiosities of chess by Irving Chernev( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

200 brilliant endgames by Irving Chernev( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chernev blends anecdotes with observations on inspiring moves and combinations by well- and lesser-known players, including Troitzky, Rťi, Kasparyan, Botvinnik, Kubbel, Rinck, and Grigoriev. Examples are introduced with a cue and include the composer's name, the date of its original publication, a diagram with an algebraic grid, and the winning variation presented in algebraic notion
Chess strategy and tactics by Fred Reinfeld( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russians play chess; fifty-six master games by Irving Chernev( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russians play chess; fifty master games by Irving Chernev( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Logical chess : move by move
Alternative Names
Černev, Irving 1900-1981

Chernev, Irving

Irving Chernev Amerikaans schaker (1900-1981)

Irving Chernev Russian-American chess player

Irving Chernev US-amerikanischer Schachbuchautor

Чернев Ирвинг 1900-1981

アーヴィング・チェルネフ

チェルネフ, アーヴィング

Languages
English (205)

Spanish (24)

German (1)

Covers
An invitation to chess, a picture guide to the royal gameThe most instructive games of chess ever played; 62 masterpieces of modern chess strategyPractical chess endings; a basic guide to endgame strategy for the beginner and the more advanced chess playerCombinations: the heart of chessWinning chessCapablanca's Best chess endingsWinning chess traps : 300 ways to win in the opening200 brilliant endgames