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How to Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances Paperback – October 15, 2010
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How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. This fourth and final edition completely rewritten and featuring all new examples takes Silman's groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level. Designed for players in the 1400 to 2100 rating range and for teachers looking for a ready-made chess curriculum, the author shares a mind-expanding journey that takes the reader through imbalance-basics, ensures that every detail of all the imbalances are mastered, and leaves the player/lover of chess with something he always wanted but never believed he could achieve: a master-level positional foundation.
A section on practical chess psychology (titled Psychological Meanderings) presents never-before-published ideas on psychological processes that hinder players of all levels, and gives easy-to-follow advice and techniques that will help anyone overcome these ubiquitous mental/emotional failings.
Hundreds of games brought to life by instruction-rich prose, and stories that offer humor while highlighting various lessons, vividly illustrate all the book's topics in a manner that's both personal and fun.
If the positional masterpieces of the chess legends have always been a mystery to you, if chess strategy has always been an unsolvable enigma, if you find yourself a positional pawn rather than a positional master, then How to Reassess Your Chess, 4th edition will prove to be a life-changing experience.
Jeremy Silman is an International Master and a world-class teacher, writer, and player who has won the American Open, the National Open, and the U.S. Open. Considered by many to be the game's preeminent instructive writer, he is the author of over thirty-seven books, including Silman's Complete Endgame Course, The Amateur's Mind, The Complete Book of Chess Strategy, and The Reassess Your Chess Workbook. His website (www.jeremysilman.com) offers fans of the game instruction, book reviews, theoretical articles, and details
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I am currently about 100 pages into the book and i realize that Mr Silman is a true Master at teaching. He has taken the complicated topics and given them to the reader in easily digestible bites, while in no way watering down the topics.
This is easily a book that you can learn from or even use to teach chess from. However this is NOT a beginner book but rather for those who have some understanding of the game and rudimentary knowledge of how to play.
One final word. If you don't purchase Silman's books and learn them, you truly only cheat yourselves.
I just got the book, and am in part 2 (minor pieces) and I must say, I'm impressed. I read the 3rd edition a couple of times, but honestly his prior obsession with the knight/bishop struggle was a bit wearisome. But he is a good author, and I kept reading.
When this 4th edition came out I thought "what the heck he says it's rewritten, I'll give it a shot". And he is right. Totally re-written. For me the big items are:
-- Paying attention to all pieces and pawns, all the imbalances, not just knight/bishop
-- Instructive nice tests along the way (and he throws in off topic tactics to keep you on your toes)
-- And the best part is that he explains what people with different ratings will likely "see", and reflect that in general discussion, as well as the tests