Very Good - But there could be some problems,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery (Taschenbuch)
This book like 'How To Reasses Your Chess' is very good. But although it did give me some good hints about thinking techniques and the section on confidence was very good it lacked the huge value of HYTRC. This is probably a matter of diminishing marginal utility as most of what needed to be said was said in HYTRC. The other good sections was the advice about development and iniative and they did serve to corect the bias in HYTRC. Also by following the correct plans in the test positions I understood them more. However the students commnents (with a few exceptions) were not really instructive and their poor ideas (however much Silman criticised them) did tend to stick in the readers head and in the mind (which is something the reader needs to be wary of). I would propose for future editions Silman to have more positions and to emphasise the correct plan more.
This book is a good book and I would still urge people to get it, but I would ask the reader to be wary of subconsiously repeating the errors made.
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