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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Now I know weak squares, statics vs dynamics, and a few more concepts that may or may silmna make me a better chess player. His idea is focus on improving tactics first and when you stop dropping pieces it’s a good time to start up Silman. Oct 11, 4triplezed added it Shelves: Submit a new link.

The rest of this book is dedicated to the Silman thinking technique.

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For example, one of the biggest points he makes is “don’t make useless threats. One can solve even the highest graded problems, even being average rated. Sep 3, 1.

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: Chess Mastery Through Imbalances.


Chess should be gour as a battle of two different ideologies.

How to Reassess Your Chess : Chess Mastery Through Imbalances

Want to Read saving…. How the Reassess Your Chess offers invaluable knowledge and insight that cannot be found in any other book. Log in or sign up in seconds. 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.

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I’d check your local library first, though, because it’s so popular that they’re bound to have a copy of it. I’d say Amateur’s Mind. Once again, Silman describes incredibly well its imbalances framework. 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”.

I’ve never seen Simple Chess by Stean but everything I’ve read about it praises it very highly. Rooks Probably the easiest part. Forget about all that: I’m referring to the 4th edition not the third or any others unless they are better.

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.

To fight against space, use break pawns, and try to exchange a few pieces to liberate space. I would steer away from Moskalenko’s book as a ‘textbook’ – that said I have spent a lot of time with it, and some of the Chapters are very good, and its fun.


What I would recommend is to say, for example: How to Reassess Your Chess: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Reading through it and going through the workbook increased by rating by a few hundred points. First issue 17th September The other editions are pretty much Silman saying the same things using different words and different examples. 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.

I look at chess middlegame literature as something of a spectrum, with Jeremy Silman on the entirely positional side and Michael de la Maza on the entirely tactical side. I don’t know if it makes a difference but mine is the perspective of just an OTBer ; correspondence play is nothing I deal with, though I’ve never seen anything that convinces me that the basis for good CC play is anything other than a great OTB understanding of chess.

In short, this method is about imbalances: Published January 1st by Siles Press first published With crystal-clear concepts and a fair share of humor too, this is THE book that any chess player must have!!