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 .

Author: Nikojas Vutaur
Country: Bahrain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Medical
Published (Last): 20 October 2006
Pages: 461
PDF File Size: 12.43 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.13 Mb
ISBN: 930-1-37281-178-4
Downloads: 69716
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kigazahn

I still think of terms like Running from Ghosts and the curse of the mindless king hunter when looking at a position. A very good read.

As I try to tell my students “Never use tiebreak positional criteria to make tactical decisions.

Create or steal them! See 2 questions about How to Reassess Your Chess…. Because his advice remains solidly in the context of an on-the-board situation, he avoids the common pedagogic error of speaking in the abstract while providing no handle for the student to hold on to. 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. This book sat on silmna “to read” shelf for several years and I reassesd it out once I retired.

And end up pushing wood plastic and waiting for an error on your opponents part. You must maneuver one of your knights to that permanent outpost so as to harass your enemy while you shutdown his rook play on the half-open file! The first part covers endgames, the second part covers Silman’s Thinking Technique and the list of Imbalances, the third covers Calculation and Combinations, the Fourth covers Minor Pieces in the middle game and so on.

Control of a key file. It opened my eyes to aspects of the game to which I previously had been oblivious. I have and like his endgame book. Also, he talks about imbalances and individual moves as if they are entirely different, but I don’t believe they are.


I think these chess books will all sit in a box gathering dust and one day I might get the urge to rejoin the local club and get butchered by 12 year olds so then may have a further look. Seems very good, but I don’t really know how to play chess Silman recommends HTRYC for those and above, and indeed those in the range can get something out of it, but there is the danger that reassesx in this range will place too high a priority on Jeremy’s strong message and put strategical concerns above safety issues.

Book Review: How To Reassess Your Chess

Want to Read saving…. Aug 16, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find yokr books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Read about 20 years of TWIC. Finally, I should note that this book shows every sign of having required a gargantuan effort from the author.

Sign up using Email and Password. This is a very big advantage, specially in closed positions, where you can play cat and mouse, and “do in 20 what you can do in 2”.

IM Jeremy Silman: “How to Reassess Your Chess”

It’s one of those books that every chess player should own, in my estimation. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Sometimes, he’ll say something like, “In this position, you don’t need to calculate at all”, when he really means “In this position, you don’t need to calculate very deeply; just check one or two moves”.

Since this is a book that must be studied if you hope for improvement, it isn’t something that you read cover to cover mindlessly. The third point is a shallow one. First, because the book occupies a strangely underpopulated yoir among chess book types: Try to study the main imbalances of each position. The only one that I like better is another book by this same author, The Amateur’s Mind: Once again, I think we get cheess in tactics, when the focus of the book is strategy at least in my understanding.


Here comes the knight – bishop battle Knights like central, protected squares and closed positions. My chess has been reassessed. His idea is focus on improving tactics first and when you stop dropping pieces it’s a good time to start up Silman. I’m still a total beginner and will read the book again to pick up on additional details and reinforce the concepts.

How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess Mastery Course by Jeremy Silman

But that is more of a theoretical problem than a practical one. Reasesss a new link. For working purposes, I would define this audience as encompassing players from about to For instance, the f This is a great book, but not one that you should read, this is a book that should be studied. Use the message the moderators link if your posts or comments don’t appear, or for help with any administrative matters. Once again, do what the position tells. Example games are only useful if they are carefully explained.

I think its a very underrated underestimated chess book on these forums. Open Preview See a Problem? A Wild Game That Worked!

Rooks like open files. Like advanced support points. I’m referring to the 4th edition not the third or any others unless they are better. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

I have the games but not the illustrations.