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Understanding Chess Move by Move

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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 ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Gambit Publications (first published February 14th 2001)
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Re-reading this book and I appreciate more the second time. Very well written with very good explanations; however, this is not a chess book for beginners. Some of the advice is excelllent for intermediate players like me, but much of the analysis is geared for advanced players.
An update on an old classic (Chernev’s Logical Chess Move by Move) but with more computer-abetted analysis. Whether you like this sort of thing is a matter of taste. The more I experience these sort of books the more it dawns on me that, at a certain level, it’s one grandmaster writing to others like him. For the average player, there are lessons to be learned in this volume, and Nunn does and admirable job in calling them out before, during, and after the game, but in the end he can’t control h ...more
A solid, all-around middlegame strategy book with some basic opening coverage and minimal endgame. Covers a variety of strategic elements of chess at a high level (i.e. attacking play, pawn structure, good bishop vs bad bishop, positional sacrifices, passed pawns, etc.). The author uses grandmaster games to help us understand these strategic elements in action. Most of us can't come close to emulating grandmasters playing chess, but it's great to be inspired by their precise, accurate moves in i ...more
Mike Steib
For people who really, really, really want to understand chess strategy.
Very informative. One of the few chess books I read completely.
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John Denis Martin Nunn is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician. He is one of England's strongest chess players and once was in the world's top ten.
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