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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How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess Mastery Course by Jeremy Silman

My chess has been reassessed. Jul 11, globulon rated it did not like it Shelves: At the stage you’re in becoming familiar with the “playing vocabulary” of positional play seems the sensible early step. Chess Tactics For Champions. I’ll keep the other suggestions in mind in case I actually enjoy reading my first chess book.

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It was a joy to work through and I can now start his other books! For instance, the f This is a great book, but not one that you should read, this is a book that should be studied. His output ranges from technical theoretical works to books for the beginner and average player.

I have and like his endgame book. See what rwassess opponent leave behind. For instance, the first part is all about endgames. Sign up using Facebook. In fact, if you got a copy of Silman’s mammoth Complete Endgame Course and wondered, “what would it be like if Reassess was this big? For examples, he mainly uses instructional games between him and his students, and as such he spends a great deal of the book insulting his students.


This is obviously a brutal oversimplification, but you get the idea. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The core of jermy Workbook consists of problems, of them set in the opening, Middlegame, or ending.

This fourth and final edition completely rewritten and featuring all new examples takes Silman’s groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level.

How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess Mastery Course

As TWIC readers may have gleaned, I believe in learning from realistic positions requiring concrete solutions. My usual complaint is that there are too few for my tastes, but there is a workbook full of related exercises, so the general dearth of chess problems is rectified elsewhere. Go to any square in the board. At least as important is identifying the kinds xilman common gaffes a player makes, and AM is good for this too.

Like most chess instructors that I know, I find many of the leading instructional books superficial, poorly written, and thoughtlessly imitative.

Chezs would highly recommend not the book, but the how to reassess your chess workbook. Log in or sign up in seconds. Now we get down to the real nitty-gritty: Sep 3, 5. In my view the best way to drive the learning through is through practice and not theory. His idea is focus on improving tactics first and when you stop dropping pieces it’s a good ypur to start up Silman.

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Sauntering towards the door, and just before he disappears into the night, he gives you a quick wave that says, “Have fun!. In particular, Silman shows the now of creating opening imbalances that can by nurtured in the middlegame as well as preparing imbalances to be used in the endgame. For working purposes, I would define this audience as encompassing players from about to Certain terms from this book have become common terms used to describe chess concepts.


There isn’t much that is original, but the packaging is good. Want to Read saving…. Chess should be seen as a battle of two different ideologies. If you can only get one book to improve your game, this one is it. If you get Reasses Your Chess, which is a good choice although there are other options out theremake sure you get the latest edition since it has some revisions. The second chapter of the first part is about King and Pawn endgames and the third chapter of the first part is about King and Rook endgames.

Create or steal them! This book sat on my “to read” shelf for several years and I brought it out once I retired. Aug 21, Anthea Carson rated it it was amazing. As with all good chess books, at least in my opinion, there are some good exercises for the reader, and the solutions to the problems are also great.

I should add that although this book is mostly about imbalances in he middle game, the last section is called “Using Imbalances In Every Phase Of The Game. Finally, Silamn should note that this book shows every sign of sikman required a gargantuan effort from the author.

Since this is a book that must be studied if you hope for improvement, it isn’t chses that you read cover to cover mindlessly. Control of a key file. What makes this book valuable for me as a teacher is its main section of problems mostly positions and their solutions.