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 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 . The Reassess Your Chess Workbook; Jeremy Silman; pages; Siles Press, The definitive answer to my title line would be welcomed.

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I have never read a better chess book in my life, and I doubt that I ever will.


As Fischer said, “to gain squares you need to leave squares”. Jeremy Silman will go down in history as one of the greatest chess teachers that ever lived.

This is obviously a brutal oversimplification, but you get the idea. Like most chess instructors that I know, I find many of the leading instructional books superficial, poorly written, and thoughtlessly imitative. If you post your own games, include your own annotations.

If you only have one chess book on your book shelf, this should be the one. For example, those two books remain near the very top of the current sales rankings for all chessbooks at Amazon. And there is no better example than static vs dynamics. Sep 3, 1. As I try to tell my students “Never use tiebreak positional criteria to make tactical decisions. Forget about all that: 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 first chapter talks about the King, the idea of Opposition and Outflanking. I can’t comment on the latest edition, but it’s probably my favorite chess book. The editions do not form a series.

Can arrest a Knight. Although I am a big fan of this book, I would say there is still a bit room for improvement at least for my particular taste.

If you follow his advice to a T, you may find yourself playing too conservatively, which can really get you blown off the board by higher rated players. This book is huge, but it is worthful to be read from cover to cover, specially with the very easy to read often humourous style.

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First, because the book occupies a strangely underpopulated slot among chess book types: For working purposes, I would define this audience as encompassing players from about to Rooks like open files. Currently I’m rated about here on Chess. Published January 1st by Siles Press first published Another tack would be the Yusupov series from quality chess – these really have a lot to be said for them.

In short, this method is about imbalances: Trivia About How to Reassess Y Most of these parts are further jermey into chapters. It opened my eyes to aspects of the game to which I previously had been oblivious. Also I recommend Weapons of Chess by Pandolfini.


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At least ueremy important is identifying the kinds of common gaffes a player makes, and AM is good for this too. When after being stuck at a position you don’t know what to do next. Probably the best chess title I can think of, and I have no doubt this is part of why it is so popular.

Somewhat strangely, and seemingly out of place, is the section jrremy the beginning of the book which details some endgame theory. Arguably the most user-friendly well-rounded one-volume chess textbook issued to this day!

Am lookin forward to the 5th Ed. Rfassess all topics as READ. 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. Do not post content, memes, jokes, videos or images that don’t offer useful chess insight.