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Synopsis: To the chessplayer, composed endings are an inexhaustible source of entertainment-and this book contains 160 of the most beautiful, most brilliant endings ever composed. These compositions are remarkable enough to justify the title of the volume - Cbessboard Magic! The positions are not arranged by theme, or composers, or alphabetically. The arrangement is haphazard - and purposely so, for your enjoyment. Each ending is meant to give you a fresh surprise. Difficult positions with countless variations have not been included, as this book is meant for pure enjoyment! Not drudgery. Only those endings which display rich originality have been selected. You may want to solve the endings (it is easy enough to cover up the solutions which are right underneath each ending, on the same page) but it is just as much fun to playing the solutions, as the ideas will prove startling enough. This book not only has a happy ending - it has 160 of them!
About the Author: Irving Chernev was born on January 29, 1900 in Pryluky in the Ukraine. He emigrated to the United States in 1920. He wrote some of the most successful and widely read chess books ever written. Contrary to popular belief and to the publicity blurbs on the chess books he wrote, Chernev was not an especially strong player. According to those I know who played him, his real strength was not more than Expert, although he did play in the 1942 US Championship. However, he was a lively and entertaining writer. On a percentage basis compared with the number of books he wrote, he is probably the most popular writer ever on the game of chess in history. His books are not read for the deep analysis but rather for the unusual games and chess positions, the curious facts and the amusing stories which have become part of chess lore that every chess player in the world now knows even those who have not read his books. He wrote that he "probably read more about chess, and played over more games than any man in history." He wrote 20 chess books, among them: Chessboard Magic!; The Bright Side of Chess; 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. Perhaps his most famous book is Logical Chess: Move by Move. Irving Chernev died in San Francisco, California on September 29, 1981.
Title: Chessboard Magic!
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Book Condition: POOR
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Book Description Dover Publications Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2800119727
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Book Description Dover Publications Inc., 1943. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Some written notes and highlighting. Owner's name. Chess; Echecs; Schach; Ajedrez; Endgame; Finale. Bookseller Inventory # 400025
Book Description Dover Publications Inc., 1943. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020486206076
Book Description Dover Publications Inc., 1943. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010486206076
Book Description Dover Publications Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Fine. 0486206076 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.1118186
Book Description Dover Publications Inc., 1943. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110486206076
Book Description Dover Publications Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0486206076 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1118186