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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As one would imagine, the Workbook also contains material appropriate for lower players and even for experienced masters. I would steer away from Moskalenko’s book as a ‘textbook’ – that said I have spent a lot of time with it, and some of the Chapters are very good, and its fun. Use the message the moderators link if your posts or comments don’t appear, or for help with any administrative matters.

Jul 11, globulon rated it did not like it Shelves: I couldn’t find any pgn’s to help follow the book. Trivia About How to Reassess Y I can imagine a beginner player gaining ELO points by carefully reading this book. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. How to Reassess Your Chess: Embrace the “inner” square. Please enter a search term to begin your search. This book sat on my “to read” shelf for several years and I brought it out once I retired.

It just is that the 4th edition is the one released at the latest date October with revisions to the text.

Aug 16, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first chapter talks about the King, the idea of Opposition and Outflanking. But it definitely took my overall understanding to the next level. His organization, example games and great enthusiasm and humor was spread throughout the book!



Submit a new link. You can read his opinion of it here. It gets longer every time he releases it. When cness are developed and your opponent’s king is still in the middle, this should raise a huge neon sign in front of you.

The snarky side of my mind says the reason there are x editions of the book is Silman wants to make money. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Post as a guest Name. Most of these parts are further subdivided into chapters. Thanks for the input. When posting positions, title them appropriately – White to move and win, What’s the best line for black? Oct 11, 4triplezed added it Shelves: Geassess completed it this summer and expect to read the rest of Reassess in the future along with the workbook which both are waiting on my shelf.

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sipman If you go by the principle “more material means better book” grab the most recent one, whatever it is. One of the best and most instructive chess books ever written for the amateur player.

Email Required, but never shown. Like any other imbalance, don’t wait them to magically happen! Sometimes, he’ll say something like, “In oyur position, you don’t need to calculate at all”, when he really means “In this position, you don’t need to calculate very deeply; just check one or two moves”.

Currently I’m rated about here on Chess. They are worth listing, with the deflating view in parentheses: Never lose track of these weaknesses, as it is probably how you will need to pursue your plan. After absorbing this bit of swill from your chess guru, bide your time and watch closely when he actually loses The Concept of imbalances Describes the main imbalances.


First issue 17th September Nov 24, I’d check your local library first, though, because it’s so popular that they’re bound to have a copy of it. Aug 21, Anthea Carson rated it it was amazing.

Whatever your mastery, you can nibble crumbs of know-how and insight useful in any level of competition. Guardian Chess Book of the Year If you only have one chess book on your book shelf, this should be the one. Supposedly Silman completely rewrote the book “from scratch” was the phrase that caught my eye greatly expanded it, rearranged it, chopped out the Basic Endgame chapter the chapter that inexplicably OPENED the 3rd edition! ueremy

Would You Recommend How to Reassess Your Chess by Silman?

I was dissappointed with this one. Silman gives a wonderful description of putting together imbalances to create a winning chesa. Dec 26, Sam James rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t what I’d have done without this book. Thank you IM Silman! It’s on it’s way. Since this is a book that must be studied if you hope for improvement, it isn’t something that you read cover to cover mindlessly.

Not sure if I’d recommend just the workbook since it will be easier if you read either The Amateur’s Mind or Tour first, but the workbook is a great idea. Personally, I suck at visualization of the board, but I digress. That is, it’s not the sort you read from cover to cover much like a lot of chess books.