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. My high school chess coach recommended I read this book and I was with Jeremy Silman on the entirely positional side and Michael de la.

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How to Reassess Your Chess: How to Reassess Your Chess is the popular step-by-step course that will create a marked improvement in anyone’s game. In clear, direct language, Silman reassses how to dissect a position, recognize its individual parts and ultimately find the move that conforms to the needs of that particular situation. 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.

By explaining the thought processes that go into a master’s choice of move, the author presents a system of thought that makes advanced strategies seem clear, logical and at times even obvious. How the Reassess Your Chess offers cheess knowledge and insight that cannot be found in any other book. PaperbackExpanded, Third Editionpages. Published January 1st by Siles Press first published Guardian Chess Book of the Year To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions reassess How to Reassess Your Chessplease sign up. This book is available in both physical and electronic Kindle format – would you recommend sipman physical version over the Kindle version?

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Lists with This Book. Rassess 18, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you can only get one book to improve your game, this one is it. Examples and exercises that cover ALL phases of the game, and jerremy if you don’t buy into Silman’s “thinking technique” this book will introduce you to many advanced concepts knights vs.

Spend a couple months with this book, commit to r If you can only get one book to improve your game, this one is it. Aug 21, Anthea Carson rated it it was amazing. One of the best chess books out there. The only one ches I like better is another book by this same author, The Amateur’s Mind: Silman changed slman way I looked at chess positions. He added humor and analogy to how I looked at positions.


I still think of terms like Running from Ghosts and the curse of the mindless king hunter when looking at a position. Those are concepts Silman introduced me to in The Amateur’s Mind. This book is more about the im One of the best chess books out there. This book is more about the importance of piece placement when choosing a move.

Many consider this to be the chess player’s bible. It is taken for granted among tournament players that they have either read this book, own this book, or are at least familiar enough with this book to understand casual references to it. Certain terms from this book have become common terms used to describe chess concepts. Jeremy Silman will go down in history as one of the greatest chess teachers that ever lived. Apr 01, P. Anyone interested in a one-volume full-fledged chess handbook.

The guy teaches you how to state the situation in any moment of a game. And he does so efficiently, by displaying general principles illustrated by games, analysed both by praxis and computer analysis, backed with exercises. Whatever your mastery, you can nibble crumbs of know-how and insight useful in any level of competition. Arguably the most user-friendly well-rounded one-volume chess textbook issued to this day! I have only just completed the 2nd chapter.

I would say and above. When after being stuck at a position you don’t know what to do next. And end up pushing wood plastic and waiting for an error on your opponents part.

A very good read. I can imagine a beginner player gaining ELO points by carefully reading this book.

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Now I know weak squares, statics vs dynamics, and a few more concepts that may or may not make me a reqssess chess player. Looks like mastering chess requires a level of memory and dedication that’s just not possible for adults.

Jul 15, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best chess book for the intermediate player. More than any other author, Silman explains how to truly think about chess and provides the fundamental skills chezs to improve your play to the next level.

Aug 16, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Silman’s great contribution to chess instruction! This is a MUST read for anyone looking to seriously improve their playing. I consider this to be one of the most important books ever written on chess strategy.

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View all 5 comments. This book fits perfectly someone in the ELO rang It continues Amateur’s Mind ideas, going much further. Once again, Silman describes incredibly well its imbalances framework. After reading this book, you should be able to assess a big number of positions, by identifying all the described imbalances, which helps a lot when finding plans for the position.

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. 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. Another great point is the number of exercises. Silman took his time choosing the exercises that fit very well the material covered in the chapters.


One can solve even the highest graded problems, even being average rated. 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.

First of all, in the middle of the imbalances talk, Silman includes a few chapters about psychology, which I found particularly unhelpful. I think most people who read this book will share my opinion. The great advances I’ve done after reading this book was a better understanding of middlegame strategies, and how to elaborate a plan. The second point is that there are too many variations. Once again, I think we get lost in tactics, when the focus of the book is strategy at least in my understanding.

The third point is a shallow one. I couldn’t find any pgn’s to help follow the book. PGN’s usually help a lot an average player like me. I think such master piece should come with a pgn link to help follow the book. The Concept of imbalances Describes the main imbalances. Control of a key file. Throughout the book Silman describes them with greater detail.

Would You Recommend How to Reassess Your Chess by Silman?

Here comes the knight – bishop battle Knights like central, protected squares and closed positions. Bishops like open diagonals and open position. Bishops of opposite colours tend to be drawn positions, in which pawn structure and king safety are much more important than material one tends to sacrifice material in such positions. Go to any square in the hlw. Like advanced support points.

Can arrest a Knight. When you move a pawn, check your bishops! TO avoid Tall Pawns, put your bishop outside the pawn chain. Exchange your bad pieces against the good ones of the opponent! Try to exchange the bishops in that case, and put your knight into an advanced support point or close the center. Rooks Probably the easiest part.

Rooks like open files.

Like any other imbalance, don’t wait them to magically happen! Create or steal them!

Once that done, you can go to the preferred places of rooks: Psychological Meanderings I am not a big fan of this part.