how to reassess your chess - Silman (4th Edition)
How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. Now, this fourth and newest edition, completely rewritten and featuring all new examples, takes the groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level.
The author shares a mind-expanding journey that takes the reader through imbalance-basics, ensuring every detail of all the imbalances is mastered leaving the player with something he always wanted but never believed he could achieve: a master-level positional foundation.
A section on practical chess psychology 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 mental/emotional failings.
Hundreds of games brought to life by instruction-rich prose and stories that offer humour while highlighting various lessons, vividly illustrate all the book's topics in a manner that's both personal and fun.
Who should read this book?
Winner of the 2011 Guardian Chess Book of the Year, this book is designed for players with a rating between 1300 to 2100 and for teachers looking for a ready-made chess curriculum. 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 will prove to be a life-changing experience.