How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess-Mastery Course

How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess-Mastery Course

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by Jeremy Silman
     
 
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, IM Silman shows 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

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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, IM Silman shows 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 move, the author presents a system of thought that makes advanced strategies seem clear, logical, and at times, even obvious. How to Reassess Your Chess offers invaluable knowledge and insight that cannot be found in any other book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890085001
Publisher:
Silman-James Pr
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
3RD, EXPANDED
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.00(d)

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How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess-Mastery Course 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
swordfish More than 1 year ago
Specific strategic ideas that the author finds are important are selected based on the author feels are important concepts. In most respects the author is right on! There are so many concepts and certainly a second or even third volume needs to be included to offer more comprehensiveness. Complete game books that are well analyzed would go well with this book such as UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS, MORE UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS, UNDERSTANDING CHESS and LOGICAL CHESS MOVE BY MOVE. This book is unique in that the material made more clear than most books of this type. Recommended for intermediate level players - not for the novice.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When i read this book, i was going through the transition between being a semi-serious chess student (read a couple chess books, played almost every day), to becoming a serious tournament player. this book is essential for understanding chess imbalances, developing and implementing plans in every phase of the game, and how to improve upon your understanding of nearly every basic aspect of chess. i highly recommend this book for all beginner to intermediate level players.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helps the intermediate player understand what REALLY must be done in the middle game. Mr.Silman explains in clear detail that imbalances will lead to a win if used right. This will help those who are stuck and need to get going.
Guest More than 1 year ago
HTRYC has an excellent approach to tie-in all the three phases of the game (Op-Mid-End). This book updates Nimzo's My System which is also highly recommended (an all-time classic). HTRYC could do with an enlarged chapter on openings. Overall, HTRYC is highly recommended and well worth the $20.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jeremy Silman has written a wonderful chess book here. I read it and gained new insights after many, many years of playing at expert strength. Working at a bookstore, I recommend this all the time. No one has come back to complain yet! Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best put, this is a book on selected chess strategies. The author selects various ideas that he feels will be instructive. Fort he most part the author is right on. One example is the idea of when you have a 'bad bishop' you should try and get your bad bishop in the other side (in front) of your pawns in a cramped position.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One my website, I rate this as the greatest single chess TEACHING book ever written. (Silman and I share many teaching concepts, and we also have similar ideas about what the beginner should study to get better.) Many of the areas in here are simply fantastic. The section on tactics, (Part III); the author gives MUCH valuable advice. (I recently gave a chess lecture in another city. I photo-copied and read several excerpts from this book. At the end of the lecture, the students were wildly demanding to know where this material came from!) Practically EVERY SINGLE category you could think of ... that you need to study ... is in this book. Most students like how he breaks down every position, (his system of imbalances). I once went to a big week-end swiss. There were five relatively good, well-known Masters there. (Some have written chess books!) I asked them all to name the various 'Anti-Knight' techniques that are elaborated in this book. Most could not systematically tally the important ideas that ARE carefully and thoughtfully outlined in this book. This is a book you should BUY ... and STUDY ... REPEATEDLY!!!!! Over and over again!! (When you have absorbed everything in this book, you will definitely be at least 1800 USCF!) This book is NOT perfect, few books are. The overall organizational design of the book is haphazard, and spelling and grammar are - at times - simply terrible. BUT!!!! Are you buying this book to improve your English ... or are you purchasing this book to help you get better at chess? (My point exactly!) In summary, work through this book carefully. Set up a chess-board and thoughtfully study all the notes and variations. IF you do this, and IF you you spend at least 50 hours studying, I will personally guarantee you will get better, and maybe even jump a rating class! In closing, the final judgement of ANY book like this is did it set out what it intended to do? Here the author takes it upon himself to teach you basic chess ideas that will guide you as you take your first steps on the road to chess mastery. From the feedback I have gotten from hundreds of chess contacts, friends and students ... he succeeds like no other writer before him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of good ideas for the more advanced level player. But if you are a beginner or even a lower end intermediate player the author assumes you already know a lot and makes it hard to understand much of the material.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of wonderful concepts and ideas and I would recommended for a player who is reasonably advanced. I did enjoy the book, but found that some things were left out (questions unanswered)and certain things needed to be explained in a more clear manner.