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. How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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More than any other author, Silman explains how to truly think about chess and provides the fundamental skills necessary to improve your play to the next level.

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Sign up using Email and Password. A Wild Game That Worked! Target Consciousness Visualize the main weakness of your opponent and yours position, and go for oyur For rating it is usually good to work on some game strategy aspects such as early middlegame planningso if that book covers similar topics it should be fine, and also:.

Jun 26, Luke added it. Jun 30, Justin Tran rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Need to go back through it again to really get the full value. Jeremy Silman is arguably the best chess author in history.

Buy the selected items together This item: On the other hand, the Index of Concepts is a great addition. 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. The concept theme of imbalances yor well explained and each chapter is filled with personal anecdotes and real life games to support a teaching.


That is, it’s not the sort you read from cover to cover much like a lot of chess books. Try to exchange the bishops in that case, and put your knight into an advanced support point or close the center. I like Silman’s writing, geassess I believe it helped me out although it’s been a long time since Jerwmy been through any of his books.

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It has vastly improved my game but more importantly the enjoyment of the game! Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Please try again later. First of all, in the middle of the imbalances talk, Silman includes a few chapters about psychology, which I found particularly unhelpful. This book is more about the importance of piece placement when choosing a move. Write a customer review.

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.

Not sure if I’d recommend just the workbook since it will be easier if you read either The Amateur’s Mind or Reasses first, but the workbook is a great idea. Want to Read saving…. To ask other readers questions about How to Reassess Your Chessplease sign up.

Psychological Meanderings I am not a big fan of this part. This book seemed to me mostly fluff. TO avoid Tall Pawns, put your bishop outside the pawn chain.


I completed it this summer and expect to read the rest of Reassess in the future along with the workbook which both are waiting on my shelf. So far I find it very useful Oct 11, 4triplezed added it Shelves: I think it is in the solutions section that we see why Silman is such a popular author. The only one that I like better is another book by this same author, The Amateur’s Mind: 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.

Guardian Chess Book of the Year I think the 3rd edition is a bit more accessible, and more broadly based. In short, this method is about imbalances: Email Required, but never shown.

I have never read a better chess book in my life, and I doubt that I ever will. When teaching I use my own lessons, notes, and methods, supplemented by specialized references, annotated games and the like.

Exchange your bad pieces against the good ones of the opponent! I’ve never seen Simple Chess by Stean but everything I’ve read about it praises it very highly.