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. My high school chess coach recommended I read this book and I was with Jeremy Silman on the entirely positional side and Michael de la.

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This is a very big advantage, specially in closed positions, where you can play cat and mouse, and “do in 20 what you can do in 2”. Example games are only useful if they are carefully explained. One covers just a vast amount of conceptual territory in our trek through these well-chosen examples, some of which are virtually impossible to solve completely, but all of which lead to fruitful discussion.

The great advances I’ve done after reading this book was a better understanding of middlegame strategies, and how to elaborate a plan.

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Books by Jeremy Silman. Another silan would be the Yusupov series from quality chess – these really have a meremy to be said for them.

First, because the book occupies a strangely underpopulated slot among chess book types: It isn’t exhaustive by any means, but it does cover the basics. In many cases, they have been stuck at roughly the same rating level for many years. The second point is that there are too many variations.

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Silman’s book also highly recommended. Buy the selected items together This item: Post as a guest Name. The best chess book for the intermediate player. I just bought The Amateur’s Mind.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Avoid exchanges if you have more space. As TWIC readers may have gleaned, I believe in learning from realistic positions requiring concrete solutions.


Examples and exercises that cover ALL phases of the game, and even if you don’t buy into Silman’s “thinking technique” this book will introduce you to many advanced concepts knights vs. Once that done, you can go to the preferred places of rooks: This is a big part of the book – So what the position tells you, not what it suits you best. Silman took his time choosing the exercises that fit very well the material covered in the chapters. A great book for the ambitious chess players who are looking forward to becoming a chess expert.

Share your thoughts with other customers. There is also a workbook which contains a summary of the main book, with about examples with detailed answers.

My usual complaint is that there are too few for my tastes, but there is a workbook sliman of related exercises, so the general dearth of chess problems is rectified elsewhere. After reading this book, you should be able to assess a heremy number of positions, by identifying all the described imbalances, which helps a lot when finding plans for the position. Many of the ideas are in algebraic chess notation, and unless you are particularly good at visualizing the board, you should probably have one handy.

There are plenty of reviews written about the quality of this book older editions includedand I rate the book 5 stars for its content. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.

When you move a pawn, check your bishops! Get to Know Us. Silman writes it himself, he “literally wrote this fourth edition from scratch”.

Imagine, if you will, a man named ‘Silman’ enters your home, duct tapes you to a chair and precedes to give you a thorough trepanning.

It has vastly improved my game but more importantly the enjoyment of the game! Chess should be seen as a battle of two different ideologies. Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances. Sjolden 10 min ago. This book is more about the im One of the best chess books out there.


I’m Stick, your resident wordslinger, and I’ll see y’all out there on the gridiron! Again, similar to his endgame course! Am lookin forward to the 5th Ed.

Feb 22, William Schram rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the best and most instructive chess books ever written for the amateur player. And he does so efficiently, by displaying general principles illustrated by games, analysed both by praxis and computer analysis, backed with exercises.

First of all, in the middle of the imbalances talk, Heremy includes a few chapters about psychology, which I found particularly islman. I can imagine a beginner player gaining Jeemy points by carefully reading this book. Jeremy Silman is arguably the best chess author in history.

I can understand a point from a chapter title and even see that a game is a good I was dissappointed with this one. The 4th edition is reassesss rewritten, so “It just is that the 4th edition is the one released at the latest date with revisions to the text. Never lose track of these weaknesses, as it is probably how you will need to pursue your plan.

Like any other imbalance, don’t wait them to magically happen! The convoluted, long explanations of a single position have in general been replaced by a very well laid out and concise explanation of basic positional chess concepts.

I had more trouble getting through this one, for some reason, and I didn’t like the exercises as much. His organization, example games and great enthusiasm and humor was spread throughout the book!