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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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By explaining the thought processes that go into a master’s choice of mov How to Reassess Your Chess is the popular step-by-step course that will create a marked improvement in anyone’s game. When teaching I use my own lessons, notes, and methods, supplemented by specialized references, annotated games and the like.

The recommended thinking techniques involve showing the reader how to: I should add that although this book is mostly about imbalances in he middle game, the last section is called “Using Imbalances In Every Phase Of The Game.

JiK it is interesting to know it, but then maybe what it’s wrong is sipman that book an Nth edition. For many students, going over games is more helpful and enjoyable less energy-demanding than technical study. Post your best miniatures here stiggling 7 min ago.

How to Reassess Your Chess : Jeremy Silman :

First of all, in the middle of the imbalances talk, Silman includes a few chapters about psychology, which I found particularly unhelpful. I think its a very underrated underestimated chess book on these forums.

I’d check your local library first, though, because it’s so popular that they’re bound to have a copy of it. I think most people who read this book will share my opinion.

This is not evil, but really you only need one of the editions. Description How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic.


But when it does I’ll dive right in. In short, this method is about imbalances: I’m still a total beginner and will read the book again to pick up on additional details and reinforce the concepts.

In jerwmy positions, the only way to tell that your knight is better than the opponent’s bishop is to look at the upcoming moves. Log In or Join. To quote the end of his review: Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. This fourth and final edition completely rewritten and featuring all new examples takes Silman’s groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level.

Reading through it and going through the workbook increased by rating by a few hundred points.

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His strategic suggestion is dilman use wishful thinking. Silman has been the most prolific author of quality chess books in this country. Post as a guest Name. I’m certainly not claiming that Jeermy completely absorbed everything in this book; far from it. Jersmy 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.

As with all good chess books, at least in my opinion, there are some good exercises for the reader, and the solutions to the problems are also great.

Since this jeeemy a book that must be studied if you hope for improvement, it isn’t something that you read cover to cover mindlessly.

As one would imagine, the Workbook also contains material appropriate for lower players and even for experienced masters. I have never read a better chess book in my life, and I doubt that I ever will.

Has anyone recently read “How to Reassess Your Chess”?

It’s a relatively good series if you’re between and This book is huge, but it is worthful to be read from cover to cover, specially with the very easy to read often humo Amazing book. To be fair, I did check this out from the library at the same time as “My System” so it may have suffered from comparison, but for that reason I would suggest that anyone considering this book should simply get that volume, it will turn out to be a much better investment. How to Reassess Your Chess is the popular step-by-step course that will create a marked improvement in anyone’s game.


TO avoid Tall Pawns, put your bishop outside the pawn chain. This is a big part of the book – So what the position tells you, not what it suits you best. Can arrest a Knight. Doing so may result in a ban.

Submit a new link. Another problem is that it’s very hard to understand what he is saying sometimes.

Many of the ideas are in algebraic chess notation, and unless you are particularly good at visualizing the board, you should t have one handy. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


How to Reassess Your Chess: Space Spacespace space! Ressess one of those books that every chess player should own, in my estimation. I have and like his endgame book. Just start with the basic ones.

This book seemed to me mostly fluff. It gets longer every time he releases it. I am already using positions from this book to teach—I think that those of you looking for an improvement book can hardly go wrong with this one.

Although they are packed feassess of good advice, the thinking technique he proposes is unrealistic, in my opinion.