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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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It just is that the 4th edition is chfss one released at the latest date October with revisions to the text. It didn’t contain endless analysis. There are some very active tournament and club players in this group who work on their game regularly.

Once that done, you can go to the preferred places of rooks: There is also a workbook which contains a summary of the main book, with about examples with detailed answers. In particular, Silman shows the importance of creating opening imbalances that can by nurtured in the middlegame as well as preparing imbalances to be used in the endgame.

I am crap at chess.

To fight against space, use break pawns, and try to exchange a few pieces to liberate space. I just bought The Amateur’s Mind. He chopped this section and other parts that “distracted from the book’s main purpose: What I would recommend is to say, for example: See and discover other items: His output ranges from technical theoretical works to books for the beginner and average player. It opened my eyes to aspects of the game to which I previously had been oblivious.

At the stage you’re in becoming familiar with the “playing vocabulary” of positional play seems the sensible early step. I am about and I just started reading the book. I have never read a better chess book in my life, and I doubt that I ever will. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. After reading this book, you should be able to assess a big number of positions, by identifying all the described imbalances, which helps a lot when finding plans for the position.


In clear, direct language, Silman shows how to dissect a position, recognize its individual parts and ultimately find the move that conforms to the needs of that particular situation. Example games are only useful if they are carefully explained.

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Producing a cork from a pocket in his jeans, he rams it home to stop your noggin from leaking, and then gives your head a thorough shaking for good measure. Jeremy Silman will go down in history as one of the greatest chess teachers that ever lived. I had more trouble getting through this one, for some reason, and I didn’t like the exercises as much.

The best chess book for the intermediate player. My 60 Memorable Games. Return to Book Page.

Whereas material advantages tend to stay forever, imbalances like initiative and developed pieces are quite ephemeral, so they need to be used soon, otherwise you lose it.

Chess Tactics For Champions. The chapter titles are promising and even serve as a decent outline of material that someone of my level fairly low should study to improve their middle game, but the actual content isn’t there. 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. See what your opponent leave behind.

A Wild Game That Worked! How to Reassess Your Chess: I am already using positions from this book to teach—I think that those of you looking for an improvement book can hardly go wrong with this one. Books by Jeremy Silman. I won’t take away too much from it but I will add that Silman says, “If I am going to be known for one book, I wanted something I was really pleased with, and I am pleased with this.


It was a joy to work through and I can now start his other books!

Set up a giveaway. I think that’s what got me from s to s. I must confess I haven’t ‘read’ this book. Weekly digest for download. Silman writes it himself, he “literally wrote this fourth edition from scratch”. Another huge change is the addition of Chess Psychology, 90 pages long! Bishops like open diagonals and open position. He then pours hot lightening through the aforementioned hole in your head and into your skull. Sep 3, 1. This is a great book, but not one that you should read, this is a book that should be studied.

View all 5 comments. This isn’t just changing three words and slapping on a new edition number as a quick money grab — it’s well worth buying you new edition even if you already have the 3rd Edition of Reassess.

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. Are these improvisations or just parts? Here comes the knight – bishop battle Knights like central, protected squares and closed positions. I’m certainly not fo that I completely absorbed everything in this book; far from it.

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This book is more about the im One of the best chess books out there. This is not evil, but really you only need one of the editions. Feb 29, Steve Toyne rated it it was amazing Shelves: