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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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The chapter titles are promising and even serve as a decent outline of material that someone of my level fairly low should study to improve their middle game, but the actual content isn’t there. Want to Read saving…. There isn’t much that is original, but the packaging is good. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

For working purposes, I would define this audience as encompassing players from about to I’m still a total beginner and will read the book again to pick up on additional details and reinforce the concepts. 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. Silman himself recommends that first read first 56 pages of this Like any other imbalance, don’t wait them to magically happen!

Currently I’m rated about here on Chess. May 20, John rated it it was amazing. Bishops like open diagonals and open position. What USCF rating level do you think it would be most helpful for? My usual complaint is that there are too few for my tastes, but there is a workbook full of related exercises, so the general dearth of chess problems is rectified elsewhere. It was instructive and entertaining to read. 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: I can understand a point from a chapter title and even see that a game is a good example of such a theme, but without the proper explanation my actual ability isn’t increased at all.


How to Reassess Your Chess: 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. 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.

I feel I absorbed a lot this summer and now I am in the process of just playing and applying most of what I learned. The second point is that there are too many variations.

Book Review: How To Reassess Your Chess

Yes, I read it and it really helped me. Silman’s book also highly recommended. It isn’t exhaustive by any means, but it does cover the basics. Aug 21, Anthea Carson rated it it was amazing. Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat codes at world championship? He doesn’t do this so much in the fourth edition, but it still comes up now and then.

He added humor and analogy to how I looked at positions.

There is also a workbook which contains a summary of the main book, with about examples with detailed answers. Want to add to the discussion?


Silman has been the most prolific author of quality chess books in this country. Also, he talks about imbalances and individual moves as if they are entirely different, but I don’t believe they are.

Also I recommend Weapons of Chess by Pandolfini. This is my second favourite chess book, the other being Recognizing Your Opponent’s Resources: Psychological Meanderings I chezs not a big fan of this part. The snarky side of my mind says the reason there are x editions of the book is Silman wants to make money. If you go by the principle “more material means better book” grab the most recent one, whatever it is.

Seems very good, but I don’t really know how to play chess Another tack would be the Yusupov series from quality chess – these really have a lot to be said for them.

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. Other Imbalances Imbalances in the openings: The board itself is telling you what to do!

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Sep 3, 3. In general you need to cash in your dynamic plus to a static and durable one. Refresh and try again.

It is a unique and thought-provoking work which deserves close examination; thus the temporary return to my preferred single-review format.