The Amateur's Mind : Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery, Paperback

The Amateur's Mind : Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery Paperback

3 out of 5 (7 ratings)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 443 pages, illus
  • Publisher: Siles Press,U.S.
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  • Category: Chess
  • ISBN: 9781890085025

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If this book doesn't make you loathe the writing of Silman, nothing will. Oh, and you probably have no soul in that case. If you want to read a pretentious IM mocking kids because they can't beat him, this is the book for you. If not, don't touch it. It will just make you feel dirty.

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I'm divided on this book. One the one hand, it's the best and most readable book I've read that details exactly where the regular chess player's thought processes go wrong. I'm sure it's helped my play very much. On the other hand, Silman can be brutal when criticizing his students' play.

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Some people find Silman's style condescending because he primarily uses lower ranked players games to illustrate points, but I find that this makes the lessons more accessible. Watching Grandmasters slug it out can be instructive, but the simpler, linear approach of Silman's students, with his line by line dialog, make this book a great lesson on chess theories and changed the way I think about the game...

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Some people find Silman's style condescending because he primarily uses lower ranked players games to illustrate points, but I find that this makes the lessons more accessible. Watching Grandmasters slug it out can be instructive, but the simpler, linear approach of Silman's students, with his line by line dialog, make this book a great lesson on chess theories and changed the way I think about the game...

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Some people find Silman's style condescending because he primarily uses lower ranked players games to illustrate points, but I find that this makes the lessons more accessible. Watching Grandmasters slug it out can be instructive, but the simpler, linear approach of Silman's students, with his line by line dialog, make this book a great lesson on chess theories and changed the way I think about the game...

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