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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First issue 17th September It is a unique and thought-provoking work which deserves close examination; thus the temporary return to my preferred single-review format.

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I’ll keep the other suggestions in mind in case I actually enjoy reading my first chess book. This was released in December This is not evil, but really you only need one of the editions.

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

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Jul 11, globulon rated it did not like it Shelves: Post as a guest Name. Want to add to the discussion? For instance, the first part is all about endgames. Whatever your mastery, you can nibble crumbs of know-how and insight useful in any level of competition. I think the 3rd edition is a bit more accessible, and more broadly based.


The definitive answer to my title line would be welcomed by players the world around. There are so many options. This book isn’t entirely devoid of tactics, though. It didn’t contain endless analysis. If you’re working hard on your tactics and calculation, then once you’ve digested AM there are many excellent books that address positional play, Euwe’s 2 volume work is one and Pachman’s is another always good choice.

Higher rated players will probably be able to solve most of the problems fairly easily, but I would still recommend it as a fun read!

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I’ve gone through the workbook for the second edition. 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 centerand 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.

If I remember correctly, his reasoning was that people below are still playing reasseess chess”, as in they still make moves without looking at the consequences of their move looking at all possible checks, captures, and threats that can occur from your move and can you meet them and still hang pieces. As TWIC readers may have gleaned, I believe in learning hcess realistic positions requiring concrete solutions.

Jun 26, Luke added it. IM Silman is a world class teacher! Still, this is a minor complaint about an otherwise excellent book.

How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess Mastery Course

I was dissappointed with this one. Most amateurs go always in the hunt of opponent’s monarch, when in master’s games much of the struggle involves important squares usually weak, central ones of the board. Chess should be seen as a battle of two different ideologies. But when it does I’ll dive right in. I made the mistake of reading some of his books a little too early as a USCF playerand jedemy middlegame suffers slightly from it now.


Would You Recommend How to Reassess Your Chess by Silman?

His organization, example games and great enthusiasm and jwremy was spread throughout the book! Beyond all of the chessy goodness that Silman conveys, I enjoy his writing style.

I haven’t read it, so I can’t say whether it is appropriate. 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 handle for the student to hold on to. I think these chess books will all sit in a box gathering dust and one day I might get the urge to rejoin the local club and get butchered by 12 year olds so then may have a further look.

Submit a new link. By explaining the thought processes that go into a master’s choice of move, the author presents a system of thought that makes advanced strategies seem clear, logical and at times even obvious. Like most chess instructors that I know, I find many of the leading instructional books superficial, poorly written, and cchess imitative.