Irving Chernev

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Irving Chernev (January 29, 1900 – September 29, 1981) was a prolific Russian-American chess author.


  • Don't fiddle while Byrne roams!
    • Advice passed to the chess player and teacher Jack Collins while watching chess master Robert Byrne snip off his pawns.
    • The Bright Side of Chess (Hollis and Carter, 1952).
  • The greatest compliment one can pay a master is to compare him with Capablanca.
    • The Chess Companion, (Faber & Faber, 1970).

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