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. If you have an isolated pawn, without compensation, try to exchange all the rooks and queens. I used a ylur chessboard and silma and began on page one and worked through every game and example in the book! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My limited impression is that it should be useful for anyone between andand that it most certainly won’t chesz anything you do.

I’ve never seen Simple Chess by Stean but everything I’ve read about it praises it very highly. Aug 18, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 16, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: For working purposes, I would define this audience as encompassing players from about to Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Beyond all of the chessy goodness that Silman conveys, I enjoy his writing style. Silman does claim that he completely rewrote the book knowing that of the dozen or so books he’s written, this is the one that will be around when he’s long gone: Create or steal them! Certain terms from this book have become common terms used to describe chess concepts.


It won’t arrive until the middle of the week. Nov 01, Butch Mosier rated it it was amazing.

How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess Mastery Course

Here comes the knight – bishop battle Knights like central, protected squares and closed positions. 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.

This 4th edition takes Silman’s groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level. Thank you IM Silman!

Look on Amazon reviews for more details. It would probably be best to have some kind of board handy so you can play through the games, since all of the possible lines that are mentioned get confusing for me. There are some very active tournament and club players in this group who work on their game regularly.

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.

I must confess I haven’t ‘read’ this book. See what your opponent leave behind.

Many consider this to be the chess player’s bible. I am crap at chess. There is also a workbook which contains a summary of the main book, with about examples with detailed answers.

This is a MUST read for anyone looking to seriously improve their playing. I just bought The Amateur’s Mind. It’s the type of book you have to go through a few times for everything to really stick, but after you do you’ll have gained an awareness of a lot of things that you hadn’t before. How the Reassess Your Chess offers invaluable knowledge and insight that cannot be found in any other book.


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I have the games but not the illustrations. Go to any square in the board.

Sep 3, 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Silman took his time choosing the exercises that fit very well the material covered in the chapters. Excellent bookexcellent modern ideas 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.

He really does cover all the bases.

IM Jeremy Silman: “How to Reassess Your Chess”

Mar cuess, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Also I recommend Weapons of Chess by Pandolfini.

For instance, the first part is all about endgames. The first chapter talks about the King, the jeemy of Opposition and Outflanking. Once again, Silman describes incredibly well its imbalances framework. It isn’t exhaustive by any means, but it does cover the basics.