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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    khpa21

    He's what? Why? Every Monday I looked forward to Silman's mailbag. Now that'll be no more???

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    trysts

    I hope he's not leaving because of a thread that criticized him? There are only a few people that post in that thread, and it is far from indicative of the amount of people that are quite appreciative of his overall works. I personally enjoy the writings of Mr. SillmanSmile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    oinquarki

    What?? But Silman is awesome! He can't just abandon us!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    BorgQueen

    Please don't leave us Mr Silman! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    oinquarki

    Maybe this is just a ploy to get chess.com to give him a raise?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    oinquarki

    We'll give you longer bathroom breaks and we'll toast your bread and water.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Arizonaboy

    Please, Mr. Silman!

    Don't go anywhere! I always look forward to reading your articles when the come out. Since I have started reading your articles, my chess has improved substantially. You helped me realize how important endgames are. I knew that partially before, but you helped me to see it in a different better light.

    Please don't go!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    careyfan

    I have almost 100 Chess books in my library that I've collected for almost two decades.  Most of them sit on my book shelf looking pretty and collecting dust.  But there is one author that I always go back to. ONE author I trust whenever I need to remember key ideas.  And that is Jeremy Silman. 

    He's been by far, the biggest influence on my understanding of Chess.  His How to Reassess Your Chess is the modern day My System, only far more readable. 

    When Mr. Silman started writing a column for Chess.com, I was really impressed.  But I was even more impressed with how witty, clear and honest his responses were.  Not everyone appreciated his style, but no one could deny the entertainment and instructive value.  When I think of Mr. Silman's columns here, I'm reminded of the great ESPN columnist Bill Simmons; the stuff is just plain brilliant.  But what makes Silman's writing transcend even Simmons, is the fact that Silman has walked the walk.  Simmons is an excellent writer who's never seriously played a competitive sport in his life.  Silman has gone to war, and taught countless others how to arm themselves with both the tools and psychological skills needed to become a confident, competent Chess player.  It would be a great loss if Chess.com and its members lose him....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    BorgQueen

    His avatar is scary! 

    lol

    I think his articles should be advertised more -- I didn't even know of them and now I need to go and read them all  -- where can I find the articles?

    I absolutely love what I have read of your books Mr Silman, you are a very very good author and I appreciate you being here! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    kco

    just go to his homepage you will find the list of his articles.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    Arizonaboy

    To all of you staff out there, you need to create a special trophy that we can send Mr. Silman that asks him not to go. Maybe if we all send him one of these new trophies that I am sure you will be creating, it will act kind of like a petition, and convince him to stay!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    kco

    If he is really going (I hope not) who gonna take his place, Dan Heisman ? Better be good.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    BorgQueen


    Excellent, thanks!

    If I lose this link, is there a way to get to this with the chess.com interface?

    In the meantime, I will send myself a message with this link in it :-)

    Thanks again.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    ThePoet1800

    Just wrote to him privately to express my gratitude for the impact he has had both on the quality of my play and on my love the game. I wanted to also make a note here, just to say I agree that it's important for us all to take the time to let him know how we feel. Chess.com is obviously an important resource to us all, and is made possible by the contributions of the great  players (like IM Silman) who help us all along.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    nxavar

    Although I'm not a fan of his approach to chess, I think that many people benefit from it. His presense on the Chess.com daily columns is definately a wortwhile one.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    heinzie

    When he closes his account, will all his columns be deleted as per chess.com policy?


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