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. 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 .

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This is not evil, but really you only need one of the editions. This info is both interesting and 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.

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. Reasaess time, for example, he discusses opposite-coloured bishop positions for 6 full pages before returning to the solution of the problem at hand. Jul 11, globulon rated it did not like it Shelves: Want to Read saving….


It’s a relatively good series if you’re between and There isn’t much that is original, but the packaging is good. I’ve never seen Simple Chess by Stean but everything I’ve read about it praises it very highly. What USCF rating level do you think it would be most helpful for?

Silman gives a wonderful description of putting together imbalances to create a winning position. I think it is in the solutions section that we see why Silman is such a popular author.

How to Reassess Your Chess : Jeremy Silman :

Players with attractive female avatars 52yrral 17 min ago. But it definitely took my overall understanding to the next level.

Hundreds of games brought to life by instruction-rich prose, and stories that offer humor while highlighting various lessons, vividly illustrate all the book’s topics in a manner that’s both personal and fun. Do not post direct links to, or links to sites hosting, pirated content. The fourth edition is more advanced and more focused on his imbalances approach to chess. Silkan basically teaches the reader to just not look at the available moves in a position until they’ve come up with a plan.

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Every chess player serious about improving. TO avoid Tall Pawns, put your bishop outside the pawn chain. Submit a new link. Lots of themese are introduced, but the important thing is that you have to then solve some problems. It was a joy to work through and I can now start his other books!


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Interestingly, a substantial percentage of my TWIC-generated email after you exclude the obnoxious ones! Read about 20 years of TWIC. He really does cover all the bases. I think the 3rd edition is a bit more accessible, and more broadly based. For chdss, one of the biggest points he makes is “don’t make useless threats. As one would imagine, the Workbook also contains material appropriate for lower players and even for experienced masters. There are so many options.

Sep 3, 4. This book fits perfectly someone in the ELO rang Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And, if you’ve also looked at reviews of this book, it’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever read anything negative.

I have the games but not the illustrations. I would say and above.