Professor Jeremy Silman, International Chess Master

Professor Jeremy  Silman
On the surface, a chess piece might seem to be a simple piece of wood or plastic with easily grasped movements. However, under the surface of each piece’s façade is more than a thousand years of history, evolution, and specific strategies.

Jeremy Silman is an International Master and a world-class chess teacher, writer, and player who has won the U.S. Open (1981), the National Open (1990), and the American Open (1992).

Considered by many to be the game’s preeminent instructive writer, Mr. Silman is the author or coauthor of 39 books, including How to Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery through Chess Imbalances (winner of the Guardian Chess Book of the Year award), Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master (winner of the ChessCafe.com Book of the Year award), and Pal Benko: My Life, Games and Compositions (the only chess book to have won all three of the major chess book awards). He also has served as a chess consultant for television shows (Monk, Malcolm in the Middle, Criminal Minds, and HBO’s Arliss) and movies (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Pawn Sacrifice).

Other writings include content for websites; a screenplay that was optioned by LMK Productions; a novel entitled Autobiography of a Goat; and hundreds of articles for a variety of chess magazines, including Chess Life, the Dutch magazine New in Chess, the British Chess Magazine, Chess Chow, and many more.

Mr. Silman also has lectured and given simultaneous exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan. His chess career has taken him to all of western and eastern Europe, Brazil, Argentina, India, China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, and all over the United States (including Alaska), Canada, and Mexico.

Mr. Silman’s chess website (www.jeremysilman.com) offers reviews that take an honest look at many of the significant chess books from the past and bring much-needed guidance to the avalanche of new books coming out every month.

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  1. How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master Sale

    How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master

    Jeremy Silman
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    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Learn chess from an international master and renowned teacher in these intensively illustrated, easy-to-understand lessons for players at all levels.
  2. (Set) How to Play Chess & Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving Set

    (Set) How to Play Chess & Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $599.90 $499.90$599.90
    Many problems can be solved with the right strategy and the skills of strategic thinking can be applied in all aspects of life. With this two-course set, gain problem-solving skills and analytical prowess. In both How to Play Chess and Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving, you'll learn new ways of planning, viewing, and approaching any problem—from coming up with a plan of attack to discovering the most...
  3. (Set) How to Play Chess & Secrets of Mental Math Set

    (Set) How to Play Chess & Secrets of Mental Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $529.90 $399.90$529.90
    Learn how the power of forecasting and analytics in math and gameplay can help you solve problems in daily life with this powerful set of How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master and The Secrets of Mental Math. Learn fun tricks for solving math problems in your head from a math magician, then take an in-depth look at chess strategies with an International Master and renowned teacher of chess.
  4. (Set) How to Play Chess & Latin 101 Set

    (Set) How to Play Chess & Latin 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Brush up on your classics and elevate your mind! In How to Play Chess, learn the tactics, strategies, and history of the 1,500 year-old game of kings from a champion player and renowned teacher in chess. Then, discover foundational authors of Western civilization in their original language and the roots of the very language we speak in Latin 101.
  5. (Set) How to Play Chess & Strategic Thinking Skills Set

    (Set) How to Play Chess & Strategic Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $599.90 $499.90$599.90
    Strategic thinking is a powerful skill, one that leads to greater chances of success in whatever projects you're involved in. Get invaluable tips on how to use strategic thinking with this two-course set. In How to Play Chess, a renowned player and teacher shows you how to effectively win the game of kings. Strategic Thinking Skills will help you make savvier decisions to increase your productivity in everyday life....
  6. (Set) Learning to Play Guitar & How to Play Chess Set

    (Set) Learning to Play Guitar & How to Play Chess

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $599.90 $499.90$599.90
    Let the masters show you how it’s done with this two-course set. Learn to improvise and play complete songs in this fast-moving course taught by a master guitarist and teacher with Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos. Then, examine every aspect of a timeless and complex game, led by an award-winning, renowned teacher in How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master.
  7. (Set) How to Play Chess & The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles Set on sale

    (Set) How to Play Chess & The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $423.00 Starting at $70.90 $529.90 $70.90$529.90
    Everything you need to win games is rooted in an understanding of the underlying patterns and sequences. Learn how to improve your game skills with this two-course set. How to Play Chess provides you with winning strategies and tips for controlling the game from the first move. The lessons you’ll learn in The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles help you increase the chances of coming out a winner in games of all...