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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How to Reassess Your Chess : Chess Mastery Through Imbalances

The snarky side of my mind says the hod there are x editions of the book is Silman wants to make money. As one would imagine, the Workbook also contains material appropriate for lower players and even for experienced masters.

Chess Mastery Through Imbalances. If you’re working hard on your tactics and calculation, then once you’ve digested AM there are many excellent books that address positional play, Euwe’s 2 chese work is one and Pachman’s is another always good choice.

Has anyone recently read “How to Reassess Your Chess”? If so what do you think? : chess

It’s a bit hard to summarize this without basically recounting the entire book, but I’ll try to give you a feel for it by way of example. 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: Sep 24, His idea is focus on improving tactics first and when you stop dropping pieces it’s a good time to start up Silman. It was a joy to work throu Wow!

At the stage you’re in becoming familiar with the “playing vocabulary” of positional play seems the sensible early step. This book isn’t entirely devoid of tactics, though. 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: The third point is a shallow one. 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.


Since I found this book quite readable, anyone ranked about my level islman do OK by this book. It gets longer every time he releases it.

And if you’ve read the deservedly famous 3rd edition you know that there were typesetting issues and other minor things that didn’t detract from the quality of the instruction but kept you or at least me from thinking the thing had been meticulously proofed.

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 consider this to be one hwo the most important books ever written on chess strategy. I have only just completed the 2nd chapter.

Book Review: How To Reassess Your Chess

I consider myself a beginner, and I write these articles for other beginners. I can not WAIT to immerse myself in it!! How to Reassess Your Chess is the popular step-by-step course that will create a marked improvement in anyone’s game.

It has scenarios from actual games and attempts chesd peer into the mind of the master at crucial points, so it is also helpful in that regard. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. In my view the best way to drive the learning through is through practice and not theory.


That is, it’s not the sort you read from cover to cover much like a lot of chess books. Try to study the main imbalances of each position. The 4th edition is completely rewritten, so “It just is that the 4th edition is the one released at the latest date with revisions to the text. 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.

Just start with the basic ones. Go to any square in the board.

How to Reassess Your Chess: What makes this book valuable for me reasaess a teacher is its main section of problems mostly positions and their solutions.

It is seriously one of the best books out there for – players. As I said, each part covers a theme.

You must maneuver one of your knights to that permanent outpost so as to harass your enemy while you shutdown his jereny play on the half-open file! Indeed, there are pages of solutions for 63 pages of problems! However, it’s proven a very useful guide to understanding common themes of chess and why we think the we think over the board It would probably be best to have some kind of board handy so you can play through the games, since all of the jeeremy lines that are mentioned get confusing for me.

This is my second favourite chess book, the other being Recognizing Your Opponent’s Resources: