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.
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Do you feel that you are often unable to accurately assess a position? Well, if you face from issues like this, we recommend that you go for one of the most popular books on chess ever written - "How to Reassess your Chess" by IM Jeremy Silman.
In this article IM Sagar Shah tells you about his experience of reading this book and how it helped him to become a much stronger player. Understand the contents of the book better. How will I ever finish this was the question on my mind! In any case, I had my dinner, and laid out my chess board and opened the book. This was the first time I was reading a book written by Jeremy Silman. Silman's way of writing was enthralling and captivating.
At that point in my life, back in , I had an Elo of Often after playing the opening I had no clue about what was needed to be done. Is it good for White, is it good for Black? Reassess your chess by Jeremy Silman made all the difference.
Let me illustrate this with the help of an example. When I saw the move, it shook my foundations of positional understanding. Then why should Black play I really wanted to understand how to find moves like Let's illustrate this with an example:.
Which car is better is the question? Well, you cannot really give an informed answer until you try to understand all the imbalances here. Mercedes is bigger, while Nano is smaller. When it comes to safety features Mercedes has much better ones than Nano. While Mercedes costs you nearly Rs. Taking all of these points into consideration you now realize that if you had to go for long distance driving where you need speed and also safety i. We understood all of this because we logically tried to break down the imbalances differences in both the cars.
If you look at the imbalances, you will see that White has a bishop in the position as compared to Black's knight. Once you have understood the imbalances, the next question is how can you make the best use of the imbalances?
If it is White to move he would play e5! Now after fxe5 Nd7, the knight will stand beautifully on e5 and the bishop on c2 is not so strong anymore! Although it happened nearly 12 years ago, the games were just so different and unique that till this day I can quite clearly recall my feelings in different positions that arose on the board. If you take the above imbalances into consideration, you will realize that White having the bishop pair would not want to close the position.
Bishops thrive in open positions. And hence the move d5 although looks logical would not be any good. White's pawn chain is pointing towards the queenside e4-d5 and hence White should be trying to engineer with c5 break with the moves, b4, Be3 and c5. With the rules, it is easy to remember the pawn pointing theorem and begin your play on the queenside! When you have more space, you should refrain from exchanging pieces. When you have better development, you should try and open up the position.
The move Ne8 by my opponent was clearly pointing towards the fact that she wanted to play But positionally this would be wrong because she is behind in development. And when you are behind in development you do not want to be opening up the position! I simply moved my queen to d2. Connected the rooks and when she went f5, my superior developed pieces were all over Black's position.
White has more space, but because three pairs of minor pieces have been exchanged, it is not really a big factor. Perhaps it is a good time to further reduce the mobility of the bishop.
Hence, I played the move This move still makes me quite happy when I see it. I had this plan of playing h5-h4, Nh5 followed by g5 and Nf4. From the above positions you realize that the job of finding the imbalances is never an easy one. Sometimes this takes quite a bit of time. In fact you should get so good with it that after a point you don't even need to think about them.
As you have also noticed, just finding the imbalances is not the end of the story. This is what the book wants to teach you and Silman does this with prose and a lot of test positions. The cost of Reassess your chess is Rs. It is a page book and quite bulky. But in that same price we will also be shipping the book to you all across the country. This will help you to buy the book for Rs.
The total cost of it comes to Rs. Note: the discount will be valid only until the 4th of August. Whenever you try to assess the position, you should try doing it on the basis of imbalances in the above 10 points mentioned.
My opponent has just played the move How should White continue? Back in Vaibhav Suri was a young nine-year-old boy. Later on he went on to become a GM. Although he wasn't very strong at that point, I am still quite proud of this win. Black to play. Part one deals with the concept of imbalances, part two with the minor pieces.
Part five is target consciousness, which is finding the weaknesses in the position. You then have the chapter on passed pawns. It just shows that Jeremy Silman has tried his best to give the solution in great detail and not just a few moves without any analysis. The Dvoretsky books are now available in India at special discounted price! Gaining Elo points with one book! Everything is back in stock - New Quality Chess Books have arrived!
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Imagine, if you will, a man named 'Silman' enters your home, duct tapes you to a chair and precedes to give you a thorough trepanning. He then pours hot lightening through the aforementioned hole in your head and into your skull. Producing a cork from a pocket in his jeans, he rams it home to stop your noggin from leaking, and then gives your head a thorough shaking for good measure. Sauntering towards the door, and just before he disappears into the night, he gives you a quick wave that says, "Have fun!. If you've ever had a look around for a good chess book, you've undoubtably run across at least a mention of this book. And, if you've also looked at reviews of this book, it's highly unlikely that you've ever read anything negative.
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Do you feel that you are often unable to accurately assess a position? Well, if you face from issues like this, we recommend that you go for one of the most popular books on chess ever written - "How to Reassess your Chess" by IM Jeremy Silman. In this article IM Sagar Shah tells you about his experience of reading this book and how it helped him to become a much stronger player. Understand the contents of the book better. How will I ever finish this was the question on my mind!