Okay, first you seem to have problems with simple arithmetic. If you did 4 problems in 2 days, you should get through the remaining 127 problems in 64 days, allowing for half a day off for your waxing appointment.

You have 2) twice, which is confusing, especially for those with math challenges.

But why bother following the program Silman sets out? He only wrote the book and designed the program, what the heck does he know about it? No, a complete amateur like you should definitely take it upon yourself to rearrange the system as it suits you, why would you ever listen to the IM who designed it?

So I just started to work through Silman's "Reassess your Chess Workbook".

Even though I do not agree with Silman's view on Amateurs, I was impressed by his endgame book which I did the first four chapters of. Very good for me, who gets more out of activity rather than passive reading.

Maybe someone of you has already been through the Workbook and can answer some questions regarding it.

1) Is this actually the right book for me? I consider myself to be a class D player.

2) How long does it take to get through all the 131 problems? I have just done 4 in 2 days. I calculate it would then take me 100 years to get through all of those tough questions!

3) Silman advises that the reader should go through all the problems, take notes and then look at the solutions. I decided to work on the solutions after every problem. I reckon this way I improve with every problem and thus also hopefully get to be a stronger player in the estimated 100 years it will take me to work through that book. Am I wasting the opportunity this book represents this way or is it ok to do it this way?

4) Is it acceptable to change the order I solve the problems in? Like working on an endgame problem instead of going through all the opening problems first. Just because I feel like it, for example.

5) Most importantly: How long should I work on each problem before I look at the solution? In the first four problems I did I already ran into the "I am honestly not sure what the answer is but I think I got some good idea" situation.

Would be great to hear some insights of people who have worked through the book or even someone who is doing it right now!