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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Chess Tactics For Champions. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Aug 21, Anthea Carson rated it it was yo. Silman claims many of these ideas have never been seen in any chess book before.

Now we get down to the real nitty-gritty: For instance, the f This is a great book, but not one that you should read, this is a book that should be studied.

I’ll keep the other suggestions in mind in case Ho actually enjoy reading my first chess book. Bishops of opposite colours tend to be drawn positions, in which pawn structure and king safety are much more important than material one tends to sacrifice material in such positions.

Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Bishops like open diagonals and open position.

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When work and life get busy chess is the first thing that takes a hit, sadly; This will probably have to wait for the summer. It opened my eyes to aspects of the game to which I previously had been oblivious. One of the best chess books out there. Target Consciousness Visualize the main weakness of your opponent and yours position, and go for it!

Book Review: How To Reassess Your Chess

Don’t allow him to castle. His organization, example games and great enthusiasm and humor was spread throughout the book! Hundreds of games brought to hos by instruction-rich prose, and stories that offer humor while highlighting various lessons, keremy illustrate all the book’s topics in a manner that’s both personal and fun. 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.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This info is both interesting reasseds helpful, but despite Silman’s words to the contrary, I’m not convinced it should be in this book, particularly since Silman has an entire and excellent book devoted to the endgame.

Example games are only useful if they are carefully explained. Published January 1st by Siles Press first published I can’t wait to do the exercises of the workbook companion book. In my view the best way to drive the learning through is through practice and not theory.

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In general you need to cash in your dynamic plus to a static and durable one. Great book, the only thing that would improve this work is a download of the games in pgn or cbv format. It’s on it’s way. To me, this is the best existing primer of positional chess concepts available.

Particularly with respect to his theory of imbalances, Silman lists a great number of rules regarding, e. I think these chess books will all sit in a box gathering dust and one day I jetemy get the urge to rejoin the local club and get butchered by 12 year olds so then may have a further look.

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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The first part covers endgames, the second part covers Silman’s Thinking Technique and the list of Imbalances, the third covers Calculation and Combinations, the Fourth covers Minor Pieces in the middle game and so on. I now had the time to really study chess and this was going to be the start.


Aug 19, Finlay added it. Like most chess instructors that I know, I find many of the leading instructional books superficial, poorly written, and thoughtlessly imitative. I feel I absorbed a lot this summer and now I am in the process of just playing and applying most of what I learned.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. From drunken knights to passed bananas, he will keep you interested with some laughs along the way. This is a big part of the book – So what the position tells you, not what it suits you best. 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.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The editions do not form a series. Silman’s discussion of islman is clear, well-thought-out, and illustrated with excellent examples. Sjolden 10 min ago. Finally, I should note that this book shows every sign of having required a gargantuan effort from the author. Is this feature yohr