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Understanding Chess Move by Move Paperback – 23 Jan 2001
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Gambit Publications specialises in chess and has an unrivalled reputation for originality and editorial excellence. The company is owned and staffed entirely by leading chess masters and grandmasters.
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John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action.Virtually every move is explained using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary.Each game contains many lessons, but to guide the reader through the most important ideas in each phase of the game, the thirty games are grouped thematically into those highlighting opening, middlegame and endgame themes.John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world, with two of his books receiving the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. He is principal author of the definitive one-volume openings encyclopedia, Nunns Chess Openings.See all Description for Understanding Chess Move by Move
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But Nunn's book is significantly better for a few simple reasons. First, Chernev features just one game from the 1950s and two from the 1940s - the rest date from the late 19th to early 20th century. Consequently, a lot of the games are simply outdated, and rarely seen in today's play. This is a simplistic criticism, but true, nonetheless. Almost all of Nunn's games date from the 1990s. Second, and more importantly, Nunn's analysis is simply better. Nunn explains the reasons behind each move with more depth than Chernev does. But Nunn is careful to do so in a way that is still understandable to the beginner. I have little experience with chess and I understand practically all of Nunn's analysis. True, Nunn sometimes includes variations that are difficult to consider without a board in hand, but these variations are far less essential than the actual move analysis.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in chess.
I spent 1.99 on book and 3.99 on shipping. Completely worth every cent.
Like with the Chernev classic, Nunn attempts to explain each move (though blessedly her refers to previous games which share the same opening moves). I read the book on a Kindle and that had the advantage of hyperlinks to those referenced games.
The analysis of the opening moves is perfect - why can't Opening Books be written like this. Nunn clearly explains why, later in the game, a particular choice is important.
Weaker players like me can choose to ignore some of the analysis. There can be lengthy variations which explain (usually) how a better move could have been made. I did follow along with some of them but having a board (or digital equivalent) is necessary for that. But I found the main text could be understood pretty well without playing along with it. The board's position was shown enough for me to follow in my head.
Highly recommended for someone learning the game; better players would probably get even more out of it!