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Irving Chernev (January 29, 1900 — September 29, 1981) was a prolific Russian-American chess author. He was born in Moscow,(some sources say Priluki in the Ukraine) and emigrated to the United States in 1920. Chernev was a national master strength player, and was obsessed with chess. He wrote that he "probably read more about chess, and played over more games than any man in history." Chernev's deep love for the game is obvious to any reader of his books. He wrote 20 chess books, among them: Chessboard Magic!; The Bright Side of Chess; The Fireside Book of Chess (with Fred Reinfeld); The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played; 1000 Best Short Games of Chess; Practical Chess Endings; Combinations: The Heart of Chess; and Capablanca's Best Chess Endings. In 1945, he and Kenneth Harkness wrote An Invitation to Chess, which became one of the most successful chess books ever written, with sales reaching six figures. Perhaps his most famous book is Logical Chess: Move by Move, first released in 1957. This takes 33 classic games from 1889 to 1952, played by masters such as Capablanca; Alekhine; and Tarrasch, and explains them in an instructive manner. An algebraic notation version was published by Batsford in 1998, with minor alterations to the original text. Chernev died in San Francisco in 1981.

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Total Books: 47
WINNING CHESS
2015 - Winning Chess (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781501117589
ISBN-10: 1501117580
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
2014 - The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849941617
ISBN-10: 1849941610
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Curious Chess Facts
2013 - Curious Chess Facts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9784871875714
ISBN-10: 4871875717
Genres: Children's Books, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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1000 Best Short Games of Chess A Treasury of Masterpieces in Miniature
Winning Chess Traps 300 Ways to Win in the Opening
2013 - Winning Chess Traps 300 Ways to Win in the Opening (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9784871875769
ISBN-10: 4871875768
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Fireside Book of Chess
2012 - The Fireside Book of Chess (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9784871875707
ISBN-10: 4871875709
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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200 Brilliant Endgames
2003 - 200 Brilliant Endgames [Dover Books on Chess] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486432113
ISBN-10: 0486432114
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Logical Chess Move By Move Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition
1995 - Logical Chess [Fireside Chess Library] (Paperback)Hardcover
1995 - Winning Chess How to See Three Moves Ahead [Fireside Chess Library] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - An Invitation to Chess [Fireside Chess Library] (Paperback)Paperback
Twelve Great Chess Players and Their Best Games
1995 - Twelve Great Chess Players and Their Best Games (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486286747
ISBN-10: 0486286746
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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An Invitation to Chess A Picture Guide to the Royal Game
1985 - An Invitation to Chess a Picture Guide to the Royal Game (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671212704
ISBN-10: 0671212702
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
1982 - Capablanca's Best Chess Endings (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486242491
ISBN-10: 0486242498
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Winning Chess Traps
1980 - Winning Chess Traps [Chess] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679140375
ISBN-10: 0679140379
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Chess Strategy and Tactics
1979 - Chess Strategy and Tactics (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679140054
ISBN-10: 0679140050
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Golden Dozen The twelve greatest chess players of all time
1976 - The Golden Dozen the Twelve Greatest Chess Players of All Time [Oxford chess books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192175366
ISBN-10: 019217536X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Chess Companion
1975 - The Chess Companion (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571093151
ISBN-10: 0571093159
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Chess in an Hour
1975 - Chess in an Hour (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780668032360
ISBN-10: 0668032367
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Practical Chess Endings A Basic Guide to Endgame Strategy for the Beginner and the More Advanced Chess Player
Combinations The Heart of Chess
1967 - Combinations the Heart of Chess (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486217444
ISBN-10: 0486217442
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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1000 Best Short Games of Chess
1955 - 1000 Best Short Games of Chess (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671538019
ISBN-10: 0671538012
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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Wonders and Curiosities of Chess
Wonders and Curiosities of Chess (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486230078
ISBN-10: 0486230074
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Invitation to Chess
Invitation to Chess (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571060320
ISBN-10: 0571060323
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