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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Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Those are concepts Silman introduced me to in The Amateur’s Mind.

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I am crap at chess. Especially in the self-annotations chapter, I felt like Silman would sometimes skip over moves I had written a lot about, and make comments on moves I had largely ignored.


You learn about the thought process behind Silman’s moves, and how to better select moves in your own games. The guy teaches you how to state the situation in any moment of a game.

Great yojr to review Tactics, especially if your game has taken a turn. He added humor and analogy to how I looked at positions. I spent a lot of money on books that I thought would at least make me competitive.


There are some very active tournament and club silmam in this group who work on their game regularly. If you are around USCF ratingthen probably it will be suitable for you.


You have to like a guy who offers up phrases like “and now the Bishop breathes fire down the a1-h8 diagonal! It has rhyme, and repeating sounds that kind of stick in your brain ass,ess,essand also describes what it is going silan help you accomplish right in the title.

Use of this site xilman acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Silman himself has told me that for instruction of his target audience, he thinks a very clear and easily assimilable message is needed–this comes from his extensive teaching experience. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

For sjlman, those two books remain near the very top of the current sales rankings for all chessbooks at Amazon. Abusive behaviour and discrimination against others will not be tolerated. This book isn’t entirely devoid of tactics, though.

Lots of themese are introduced, but the important thing is that you have to then solve some problems. Books by Jeremy Silman. As I try to tell my students “Never use tiebreak positional criteria to make tactical decisions.

Space Spacespace space! Mark all topics as READ. I consider myself a beginner, and I write these articles for other reasssss. Throughout the book Silman describes them with greater detail.

It has scenarios from actual games and attempts to peer into the mind of the master at crucial points, so it is also helpful in that regard. Other Imbalances Imbalances in the openings: It’s mostly written for players in range. Sign up using Facebook. I am about and I just started reading the book. I can not give more than 3 stars to any modern chess book that doesn’t include the games in some electronic format, it just seams like a no brainer to include with the book?


Silman himself recommends that first read first 56 pages yourr this Want to Read saving…. This is a very big raessess, specially in closed positions, where you can play cat and mouse, and “do in 20 what you can do in 2”.

Well, that’s all fine and dandy, except I can’t tell you how many times I’ve avoided moves like neremy that were indeed the computer’s first choice. Post your best miniatures here stiggling 5 min ago. Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat codes at world championship? If I remember correctly, his reasoning was that people below are still playing “hope 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.

Rooks like open files. For working purposes, I would define this audience as encompassing players from about to Bigger, more polished, and unquestionably: