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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 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 . The Reassess Your Chess Workbook; Jeremy Silman; pages; Siles Press, The definitive answer to my title line would be welcomed.

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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:. Aug 19, Finlay added it.


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I consider myself a beginner, and I write these articles for other beginners. It has scenarios from actual games and attempts to peer into the mind of the master at crucial points, so it is also helpful in that regard.

This book sat on my “to read” shelf for several years and I brought it out once I retired. This was released in December For example, one of the biggest points he makes is “don’t make useless threats. Most of these parts are further subdivided into chapters. It’s the type of book you have to go through a few times for everything to really stick, but after you do you’ll have gained an awareness of a lot of things that you hadn’t before.

Bishops like open diagonals and open position.

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Target Consciousness Visualize the main weakness of your opponent and yours position, and go for it! Sep 24, 9.

I just bought The Amateur’s Mind. Space Spacespace space! What makes this book valuable for me as a teacher is its main section of problems mostly positions and their solutions. His strategic suggestion is to use wishful thinking. Throughout the book Silman describes them with greater detail.


One of the best instructional books on chess I’ve ever read. Another problem is that it’s very hard to understand what he is saying sometimes. It is seriously one of the best books out there for – players. Submit a new text post. Log in or sign up in seconds. I can’t comment on the latest edition, but it’s probably my favorite chess book. Is this because it goes over complicated chess theory, or because lower ranked players may be expected to be generally bad at chess and the book would be of no help.

The positions are worked out in great detail and with evident thoughtfulness. After reading this book, you should be able to assess a big number of positions, by identifying all the described imbalances, which helps a lot when finding plans for the position. It is a unique and thought-provoking work which deserves close examination; thus the temporary return to my preferred single-review format. Yes, I read it and it really helped me. This book isn’t entirely devoid of tactics, though.

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Try to exchange the bishops in that case, and put your knight into an advanced support point or close the center. Can arrest a Knight.

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I am already using positions from this book to teach—I think that those of you looking for an improvement book can hardly go wrong with this one. I yoour find any pgn’s to help follow the book.

When posting positions, title them appropriately – White to move and win, What’s the best line for black? Silman recommends HTRYC for those and above, and indeed those in the range can get something out of it, but there is the danger that players in this range will place too high a priority on Jeremy’s strong youur and put strategical concerns above safety issues.


IM Silman is a world class teacher!

Doing so may result in a ban. 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. Thanks for the input. If you can only get one book to improve your game, this one is it.

You can read his chees of it here. When you are developed and your opponent’s king is still in the middle, this should raise a huge neon sign in front of you. Players with attractive female avatars 52yrral 14 yuor ago.

And he does so efficiently, by displaying general principles illustrated by games, analysed both by praxis and computer analysis, backed with exercises. Silman has been the most prolific author of quality chess books in this country. Aug 21, Anthea Carson rated it it was amazing. It has vastly improved my game but more importantly the enjoyment of the game!

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Silman’s great contribution to chess instruction! It just is that the 4th edition is the one released at the latest date October with revisions to the text. When teaching I use my own lessons, notes, and methods, supplemented by specialized references, annotated games and the like. Personally I’ve only read the first and third, but I can’t imagine the fourth is much different. At the stage you’re in becoming familiar with the “playing vocabulary” of positional play seems the sensible early step.

In my view the best way to drive the learning through is through practice and not theory. I am really glad I did as the journey took about 9 months.