Monday, October 11, 2010

Fourth edition of Reassess is due out soon!

I have discussed a few times that Silman was going to release a new edition of How to Reassess Your Chess. Well, it is showing up on Amazon as due out this month! That should be awesome!

I discussed it last in March 2008 here, so this new edition has been a long time in the making.

From what he says, it will be drastically reworked, with the endgame section cut (he has a kick-ass entire book on that now), and all of his examples reworked with the help of computer analysis to eliminate mistakes.

I have been waiting to purchase the book until this new version came out. Figures now I'm pretty much done with chess when it comes out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

BDK, quitting chess? say it ain't so!

But if you do, let me introduce you to backgammon. very difficult game, deep strategy and competitive yet more social and not as stressful. you might like it.

10/11/2010 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger LinuxGuy said...

The one thing I will say about Silman's books is that I find them fun and enjoyable. I wouldn't call them "must read", but then again I would say that hardly anything is.

10/12/2010 01:38:00 AM  
Blogger LinuxGuy said...

Best games collections are usually what my "must read" category consists of these days.

10/12/2010 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

What is your favorite game collection LinuxGuy?

10/12/2010 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger LinuxGuy said...

BDK, my favorite game collection is one that I've never even owned!

Art of Sacrifice by Rudolph Spielmann
Another one of those books that never seemed to make it to an algebraic-notation edition.

From what I gather, the comments are sparse, but the game collection is superb. I've looked at some of his piece sacs with Crafty and I don't know how he formulated some of them in his mind, amazing. Doesn't mean they are all perfect, but the refutation can be as unlikely to find as the sac itself.

Came across this game collection rather out of the blue as Katar was doing a video series on the book, but he only went over half of the games in it. My first reaction was "So that is how Katar got to be so strong!" (my off-the-cuff impression, anyhow)

10/12/2010 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Very cool, thanks for the tip!

10/12/2010 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey BDK! Lest you think I gave up on podcasts, check out -it's the official site of the Oklahoma CHess Association...I host a ton of podcasts now. Enjoy!

10/13/2010 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous The Mascot said...

Silman still sucks.

10/14/2010 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband finally quit blogging because I bugged him so much. Maybe I should reveal my name?

10/15/2010 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger Amback said...

Silman's books are enjoyable to read but not very good for your chess. I lost 200 points from the last one that I read.

10/30/2010 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Amback perhaps the new edition will be better.

11/05/2010 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger BKB said...

I'm also a fan of some of Silman's writings. Definately easier to read than some of the other things on the book shelves. I just wrote a post on my blog as to why people should learn or have their children learn to play chess. Check it out.

11/14/2010 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BDK, I am a chessplayer also, and must say I am very mpressed with your book collection (or what s left of it.) Let me just put it this way. You have a beautiful white knight on e6, deep in your opponents territory. Dont go and trade it for a bad bishop. In other words, you have so many resources, a library of chess books many of us would have died for, and a great club, etc. Dont give up chess.

11/15/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Anonymous thanks for the very nice note :)

If only I had played when younger, and had infinite time each day for chess.

11/16/2010 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BDK, I love your videos on youtube. You have (or had) a very impressive chess collection. You have a wonderful white knight on e6. Dont trade it off for a bad bishop. In other words, you have many resources. Please dont not use them. You can be a great chess player.

11/21/2010 03:51:00 PM  

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