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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What USCF rating level do you think it would be most helpful for? Is there another book you would recommend reading instead?

Silman’s book also highly recommended. I am about and I just started reading the book. So far I find it very useful In my blog the story about why I picked this book I haven’t read it, so I can’t say whether it is appropriate.

For rating it is usually good silmxn work on some game strategy aspects such as early middlegame planningso if that book covers similar topics it should be fine, and also:.

For rating it’s good to work on mistake reduction and move choice abilities. I would highly recommend not the book, but the how to reassess your chess workbook. I think that’s what got me from s to s.

Also I recommend Weapons of Chess by Pandolfini. Great book to review Tactics, especially if your game has taken a turn. Thanks for the input. At the stage you’re in becoming familiar with the “playing vocabulary” of positional play seems the sensible early step. At least as important is identifying the kinds of common gaffes a player makes, and AM is good for this too. 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 volume work is one and Pachman’s is another always good choice.


I’ve never seen Simple Chess by Stean but everything I’ve read about it praises it very highly. I don’t know if it makes a difference but mine is the perspective of youe an OTBer ; correspondence play ykur 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.

I would steer away from Moskalenko’s book as a ‘textbook’ – yokr said I have spent a lot of time with it, and some of the Chapters are yohr good, and its fun. Silman’s book is very good – and there aren’t many other books that cover so many themes at the pace he does.

There isn’t much that jreemy original, but the packaging is good. Another tack would be the Yusupov series from quality chess – these really have a lot to be said for them. Just start with the basic ones. Lots of themese are introduced, but the important thing is that you have to then solve some problems.

In my view the best way to chesss the learning through is through practice and not theory.

Would You Recommend How to Reassess Your Chess by Silman?

Not sure if I’d recommend just the workbook since it will be easier if you read either The Amateur’s Mind or Reasses first, but the workbook is a great idea. I think TAM is enough to understand Silman’s idea of formulating a plan, which you can use to then work on the workbook.

I like Silman’s writing, and I believe it helped me out although it’s been a long time since Jerfmy been through any of his books. If you get Reasses Your Chess, which is a good choice although there are other options out theremake sure you get the latest edition since it has some revisions.

Book Review: How To Reassess Your Chess

I started the book and stopped to read Amateur’s mind first after hearing many say to start with Amateurs. 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. I just bought The Amateur’s Mind. It’s on it’s way. I’ll keep the other suggestions in mind in case I actually enjoy reading my first chess book.


Sep 3, 1. Sep 3, 2. Sep 3, 3. Sep 3, 4. If you are around USCF ratingthen probably it will be suitable for you.

Silman himself recommends that first read first 56 pages of silmman Sep 3, 5. KarikalI have that wonderfull book by Moskalenko, and this is the first time someone mentions it on a public forum!

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I think its a very underrated underestimated chess book on these forums. Excellent bookexcellent modern ideas Sep 4, 6.

Anyway, good reading and enjoy! Sep 24, 7. Sep 24, 8. For rating it is usually good to work on some game strategy aspects jrremy as early middlegame planningso if that book covers similar topics it should be fine, and also: Sep 24, 9.

Sep 24, I’d say Amateur’s Mind. There are so many options. Yes, I read it and it really helped me. Log In or Join. Cjess to exploit this white opening?

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