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  1. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    28 May '07 09:55
    I am presently rated at 1394 i am thinking of buying reassess your chess by j silman,what do people think of it and why? cheers
  2. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    28 May '07 10:32
    great book, get it now.... nuff said.
  3. 28 May '07 21:39
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    I am presently rated at 1394 i am thinking of buying reassess your chess by j silman,what do people think of it and why? cheers
    It's a terrible "chees(e)" book. I like cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack, etc.
  4. 28 May '07 22:09 / 1 edit
    I know this probably has been brought up a billion times in the threads, but as a addicted chess player rated between 1600 and 1800 CFC I would like to know a good book for the middle game.
  5. 28 May '07 22:42
    Originally posted by h9i9j9
    I know this probably has been brought up a billion times in the threads, but as a addicted chess player rated between 1600 and 1800 CFC I would like to know a good book for the middle game.
    It would probably be better to start a separate thread for your question instead of possibly hijacking this thread.
  6. 29 May '07 04:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    I am presently rated at 1394 i am thinking of buying reassess your chess by j silman,what do people think of it and why? cheers
    You may find the following article helpful in determining what chess book you should purchase next.

    http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman06.pdf

    The article may also help answer the question posed by h9i9j9
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    29 May '07 05:38
    silmans book is very good....by far the best out of the ones i own..
  8. 29 May '07 05:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    I am presently rated at 1394 i am thinking of buying reassess your chess by j silman,what do people think of it and why? cheers
    I have this book and there's no doubt it's an excellent book...but a little too advanced for me at the mo...you might get more immediate benefit from a good tactics books. Then when you're on top of the tactics you should get more from Silmans book. I've been round the block on the question of what to study and have come back to what I was told in the first place: - study tactics and endgame's. Of course this is not a suggestion to study these topics exclusively just a suggestion to make these a priority.

    Yasser Seirawan has a book on tactics and a book on endgames - both are good value. Right now I'm working through John Nunn's: Learn Chess Tactics (published by Gambit) and I find it excellent.

    Edit: Just seen the thread below where Ragnorak posted this website: http://www.chesstactics.org/

    looks good!
  9. 29 May '07 06:10
    Originally posted by h9i9j9
    I know this probably has been brought up a billion times in the threads, but as a addicted chess player rated between 1600 and 1800 CFC I would like to know a good book for the middle game.
    How to Reasses your Chess is good for the middle game too. It teaches you how to come up with the right plan for the given position. It's not just for beginners.

    To the OP, its one of the best chess books written imo. It will help your game immeasurably.