Publisher: Siles Press
Author: Jeremy Silman
Year of Publication: 2001
Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)
Book DescriptionIn this large workbook, a stand-alone companion to How to Reassess Your Chess, Jeremy Silman provides 131 problems designed to test a player's strengths and weaknesses. These problems cover openings, middlegames (both positional and tactical) and endgames. As a player completes one of these problems, he or she may then turn to Mr. Silman's answer, which is always detailed yet never dry. Through this process of problem solving, analysis and advice, a player is led to discover the major flaws embedded in his or her playing. Through this same process, a player is also led to an understanding of Mr. Silman's system of thinking about the game and how it differs from many other popular systems of chess thinking. This workbook may be utilized with or without Silman's earlier book How to Reassess Your Chess. It may be used in the workbook fashion described above, or its section devoted to answers may be read as an instruction manual in itself. However one chooses to read this book, it will surely prove a font of wisdom and insight for all student players.
About the Author: 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-six popular books, including How to Reassess Your Chess (universally accepted as a modern classic), The Amateur's Mind, The Complete Book of Chess Strategy, and The Reassess your Chess Workbook. fans of the game instruction, book reviews, theoretical articles, and details of his work in the creation of the chess scene in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.