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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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. However, I am not here to go into detail about that, but rather jeemy on the differences between editions. Silman writes it himself, he “literally wrote this fourth edition from scratch”. The core of the Ches consists of problems, of them set in the opening, Middlegame, or ending. Another huge change is the addition of Chess Psychology, 90 pages long!

I am really glad I did as the journey took about 9 months. Certain terms from this book have become common terms used to describe chess concepts.

I was dissappointed with this one. I think it is in the solutions section that we see why Silman is such a popular author.

It was a joy to work throu Wow! I don’t what I’d have done without this book. He added humor and analogy to how I looked at positions. The guy teaches you how to state the situation in any moment of a game. So it’s not a small thing for me to say that Reassess Your Chess is the best chess book I’ve ever read. Don’t allow him to castle. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The best chess book for the intermediate player. I’m certainly not claiming that I completely absorbed everything in hos book; far from it.


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.

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In particular, Silman sikman 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 just bought The Amateur’s Mind.

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Most amateurs go always in the hunt of opponent’s monarch, when in master’s games much of the struggle involves important squares usually weak, central ones of the board. IM Silman is a world class teacher!

This book is huge, but it is worthful to be read from cover to cover, specially with the very easy to read often humourous style. I should add that although this book is mostly about imbalances in he middle game, the last reaseess is called “Using Imbalances In Every Phase Of The Game.

As Fischer said, “to gain squares you need to leave squares”. To fight against space, use break pawns, and try to exchange a few pieces to liberate space. I have and like his endgame book. Silman changed the way I looked at chess hour.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Search for ways to punish your opponent’s vulnerable king. That is, it’s siljan the sort you read from cover to cover much like a lot of chess books. A Wild Game That Worked!

Now we get down to the real nitty-gritty: Over 2 million games.

But that is more of a theoretical problem than a practical one. This is the book that I personally found the most useful. You have to like a guy who offers up phrases like “and now the Bishop breathes fire down the a1-h8 diagonal! Thank you for your feedback.


Sep 3, 3. Post as a guest Name. Oct 11, vhess added it Shelves: At least as important is identifying the kinds of common gaffes a player makes, and AM is good for this too. Looks like mastering chess requires a level of memory and dedication that’s just not possible for adults. Chees I am a big fan of this book, I would say there is still a bit room for improvement at least for my particular taste.

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. If you have already become adept at basic tactics, adding the concepts in this great book to your game will elevate yur above your current chesss, and you will truly begin to understand the game.

I believe it has no place in this book anyway and is covered in more detail in the previously mentioned work! Of course, the term ‘beginner’ is a bit subjective. I only got this book from winning a tournament, but I silnan say that this is the best chess book that ever existed. Nov 01, Butch Mosier rated it it was amazing. Every chess player serious about improving.