by. Jeremy Silman. · Rating details · ratings · 42 reviews. How to Reassess Your Chess is the popular step-by-step course that will create a marked. The Reassess Your Chess Workbook; Jeremy Silman; pages; Siles Press, The definitive answer to my title line would be welcomed. The snarky side of my mind says the reason there are x editions of the book is Silman wants to make money. This is not evil, but really you only need one of the .

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The second point is that there are too many variations. Silman’s great contribution to chess instruction! PGN’s usually help a lot an average tk like me. Log In or Join. I completed it this summer and expect to read the rest of Reassess in the future along with the workbook which both are waiting on my shelf. Flap copy How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic.

Log in or sign up in seconds. With crystal-clear concepts and a fair share of humor too, this is THE book that any chess player must have!!

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Arguably the most user-friendly well-rounded one-volume chess textbook issued to this day! I have only just completed the 2nd chapter. B instance, the first part is all about endgames. Silman’s book is very good – and there aren’t many other books that cover so many themes at the pace he does.

Somewhat strangely, and seemingly out of place, is the section at the beginning of the book which details some endgame theory. The chapter titles are promising and even serve as a decent outline of material that someone of my level fairly low should study to improve their middle game, but the actual content isn’t there. But the book stands very well on its own and has a broader and cness instructive set of positions than its predecessor. It’s a good book for learning basic strategy, but I recommend you pair it up with this book so you can look for the themes without the crutch of context.


Sign up using Facebook. As I try to tell my students “Never use tiebreak positional criteria to make tactical decisions.

In short, this method is about imbalances: His organization, example games and great enthusiasm and humor was spread throughout the book! Create or steal them! When I was a weaker player, I loved it.

Book Review: How To Reassess Your Chess

Once that done, you can go to the preferred places of rooks: Jeremj opened my eyes to aspects of the game to which I previously had been oblivious. The only one that I like better is another book by this same author, The Amateur’s Mind: It’s one of those books that every chess player should own, in my estimation.

I think the 3rd edition is a bit more accessible, and more uow based. I’m certainly not claiming that I completely absorbed everything in this book; far from it. Silman’s books tend to get better as you advance up the ranks. And end up pushing wood plastic and waiting for an error on your opponents part.

I think it is in the solutions section that we see why Silman is such a popular author. Whereas material advantages tend to stay forever, imbalances like initiative and developed pieces are quite ephemeral, so they need to be used soon, otherwise you lose it. First issue 17th September My chess has been reassessed. Guardian Chess Book of the Year It’s a relatively good series if you’re between and Of course, there are certainly worthwhile exceptions out there many published by small presses.

This is a MUST read for anyone looking to seriously improve their playing. For rating it is usually good to work on some game strategy aspects such as early middlegame planningso if that book covers similar topics it should be fine, and also:. Search for ways to punish your opponent’s vulnerable king. And, if you’ve also looked at reviews of this book, it’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever read anything negative. Do not post content, memes, jokes, videos or images that don’t offer useful chess insight.


I think I liked the 3rd edition better though.

It would probably be best to have some kind of board handy so you can play through the games, since all of the possible lines that are mentioned get confusing for me. He basically teaches the reader to just not look at the available moves in a position until they’ve come up with a plan. Abusive behaviour and discrimination against others will not be tolerated.

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Many consider this to be the chess player’s bible. Bishops like open diagonals and open position. Embrace the “inner” square. Want to Read saving…. From Silman, you’ll learn about things like when a “weakness” isn’t a weakness for example, how having your pawns doubled isn’t necessarily a weakness if the file that is opened up can be exploited and if your pawns control the centerislman from de la Maza you’ll learn about how to improve your board vision and how to create realistic plans one example of such a plan would be Nb1-d2-f1-g3 in the Ruy Lopez.

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