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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Description How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. This is not evil, but really you only need one of the editions. Another tack would be the Yusupov series from quality chess – these really have a lot to be said for them. This book isn’t entirely devoid of tactics, though. Throughout the book Silman describes them with greater detail.

Psychological Meanderings I am not a big fan of this part.

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As TWIC readers may have gleaned, I believe in learning from realistic positions requiring concrete solutions. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. First, because the book occupies a strangely underpopulated slot among chess book types: I don’t know if it makes a difference but mine is the perspective of just an OTBer ; correspondence play is nothing I deal with, though I’ve never seen anything that convinces me that the basis for good CC play is anything other than a great OTB understanding of chess.

Now I know weak squares, statics vs dynamics, and a few more concepts that may or may not make me a better chess player.

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First of all, in the middle of the imbalances talk, Silman includes a few chapters about psychology, which I found particularly unhelpful.

I have the games but not the illustrations. For working purposes, I would define this audience as encompassing players from about to At least as important is identifying the kinds of common gaffes a player makes, and AM is jwremy for this too. There are so many options.

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In my view the best way to drive the learning through is through practice and not theory. I can’t wait to do the exercises of the workbook companion book. The rest of this book is dedicated to the Silman thinking technique. Not sure if I’d recommend just the workbook since it will be easier if you read either The Amateur’s Mind or Reasses first, but the workbook is a great idea.

It is taken for granted among tournament players that they have either read this book, own this book, or are at least familiar enough with this book to understand casual references chfss it. Sep 24, 8.

How to Reassess Your Chess is the popular step-by-step course that will create a marked improvement in anyone’s game. Sauntering towards the door, and just before he disappears into the night, he gives you a quick wave that says, “Have fun!.

After absorbing this bit of swill from your chess guru, bide your time and watch closely when he actually loses One of the best and most instructive chess books ever written for the amateur player. Excellent bookexcellent modern ideas Silman’s great contribution to chess instruction! If the positional masterpieces of the chess legends have always been a mystery to you, if chess strategy has always been an unsolvable enigma, if you find yourself a positional pawn rather than a positional master, then How to Reassess Your Chess, 4th edition will prove to be a life-changing experience.


Well, that’s all fine and dandy, except I can’t tell you how many times I’ve avoided moves like that that were indeed the computer’s first choice.

Because his advice remains solidly in the context of an on-the-board situation, he avoids the common pedagogic error of speaking in the abstract while providing no jeeremy for the student to hold on to.

My limited impression is that it should be useful for anyone between andand that it most certainly won’t hurt anything you do. Aug 19, Finlay added it.

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His strategic suggestion is to use wishful thinking. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Other Imbalances Imbalances in the openings: To be fair, I did check this out from the library at jeremj same time as “My Reasses so it may have suffered from comparison, but for that reason I would suggest that anyone considering this book should simply get that volume, it will turn out to be a much better investment. 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: Log In or Join.