Is it worth buying J.Silman Books?

  • #41

    You might want to consider the 9 book course by Artur Yusupov.

  • #42

    I have the Endgame book and the REassees 4th edition..excellent books...good  examples and really good writing..easy to read, fun, and easy to understand

  • #43

    I have the 9 book course by Artur Yusupov. Haven't started reading yet. I guess it's a very vast course and covers almost entire middlegame. 

  • #44
    Balachandar wrote:

    I have the 9 book course by Artur Yusupov. Haven't started reading yet. I guess it's a very vast course and covers almost entire middlegame. 

    i will first get done with silman than will surely look for it, do share your experience bro with yusupov book, heard he was a student of mark dvoretsky

  • #45

    I have Silman's Complete Endgame book and it is excellent. I find his writing easy-to-digest and, best of all, Silman divides the lessons by rating; so you only learn what is necessary for your level of play, or "class". Really good book here; highly recommend it!

    P.S. I have heard that Reassess your Chess is an excellent book as well.

  • #46
    Tinku_Basumatary wrote:
    Balachandar wrote:

    I have the 9 book course by Artur Yusupov. Haven't started reading yet. I guess it's a very vast course and covers almost entire middlegame. 

    i will first get done with silman than will surely look for it, do share your experience bro with yusupov book, heard he was a student of mark dvoretsky

    You want to get better, spend money on someone to show you what is the matter with your moves,get a coach!.... Silman's books are great to teach you middle game plans. To get from point A to B but you will still be were your at, wanting more out of chess.

  • #47
    Ferric wrote:
    Tinku_Basumatary wrote:
    Balachandar wrote:

    I have the 9 book course by Artur Yusupov. Haven't started reading yet. I guess it's a very vast course and covers almost entire middlegame. 

    i will first get done with silman than will surely look for it, do share your experience bro with yusupov book, heard he was a student of mark dvoretsky

    You want to get better, spend money on someone to show you what is the matter with your moves,get a coach!.... Silman's books are great to teach you middle game plans. To get from point A to B but you will still be were your at, wanting more out of chess.

    coach out here is way to expensive for middleclass people like me

  • #48
    MrSkull wrote:

    Silman's books are excellent. But his opinions elsewhere can be narrow-minded and he gets very angry about points of view different from his own - he is probably a liberal of some sort. Try reading his rants about world corresp. champion Hans Berliner ("The System").  Silman is rather bigoted where correspondence chess is concerned.  However, I found his "Reassess" outstanding.

    Thanks for the recommendation to read about Silman's views on Berliner, that was amusing stuff! I liked his take on the Bronstein conversation best I think

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