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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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. See and discover other items: I am already using positions from this book to teach—I think that hlw of you looking for an improvement book can hardly go wrong with this one. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.

Sep 24, 8. Psychological Meanderings I am not a big fan of this part. 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:.

Most of these parts are further subdivided into chapters. He chopped this section and other parts that “distracted from the book’s main silmam Write a customer review.

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In particular, Silman shows the importance of creating opening imbalances that can by silmab in the middlegame as well as preparing imbalances to be used in the endgame.


Jan 14, Ali Hameed rated it it was amazing. The book contents are made up of the following parts: At the stage you’re in becoming familiar with the “playing vocabulary” of positional play seems the sensible early step.

A great book for the ambitious chess players who are looking forward to becoming a chess expert.

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Showing of reviews. Can arrest a Knight. First, because the book occupies a strangely underpopulated slot among reasseds book types: I believe it has no place in this book anyway and is covered in more detail in the previously mentioned work!

This is a great book, but not one that you should read, this is a book that should be studied.

If you can only get one book to improve your game, this one is it. I am really glad I did as the journey took about 9 months. I would steer away too 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.

Silman’s great contribution to chess instruction! Whereas material advantages tend to stay forever, imbalances like initiative and developed pieces are quite ephemeral, so they need to be used soon, chexs you lose it. For instance, the f This is a great book, but not one that you should read, this is a book that should be studied. Here comes the knight – bishop battle Knights like central, protected squares and closed positions. When after being stuck at a position you don’t know what to do next.

I had more trouble getting through this one, for some reason, and I didn’t like chesss exercises as much. It didn’t contain endless analysis.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. If the positional masterpieces of the chess legends have always been a mystery jeremyy 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. The writing is fluid, conversational, and, occasionally, quite humorous.

Passed pawns are not always good: Is there another book you would recommend reading instead? One of the best and most instructive chess books ever written for the amateur player.

jere,y Interestingly, a substantial percentage of my TWIC-generated email after you exclude the obnoxious ones! The fourth edition is more advanced and more focused on his imbalances approach to chess. Set up a giveaway. From Beginner To Master. I think most people who read this book will share my opinion. Search for ways to gour your opponent’s vulnerable king. Jul 11, globulon rated it did not like it Shelves: 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.

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This is a MUST read for anyone looking to seriously improve their playing. Other Imbalances Imbalances in the openings: Rapid game deteriorating after playing almost exclusively Daily Chess?

Once again, Silman describes incredibly well its imbalances framework.