Silman, Jeremy

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Silman, Jeremy Gender: M
born on 28 August 1954 at 15:50 (= 3:50 PM )
Place Del Rio, Texas, 29n22, 100w54
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°02' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°38 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°29'

Jeremy Silman
photo: © James F. Perry, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American International Master of chess.

He has won the US Open, the American Open, and the National Open, and was the coach of the US junior national chess team. Silman has authored over 35 books, mostly on chess but also on casino gambling, and served as a chess consultant on the 2001 Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. He has given lessons to many top players of the game and has contributed to chess magazines such as New in Chess. Silman is known for his instructional books for lower-rated chess players. He has also authored many chess mentoring puzzles on the website.

In his books, Silman evaluates positions according to the "imbalances," or differences, which exist in every position, and advocates that players plan their play according to these. A good plan according to Silman is one which highlights the positive imbalances in the position.

Silman was a regular contributor to Chess Life, writing educational columns for amateur players. In many cases he included games played by amateurs, pointing out the mistaken thought processes such players make. His annotations are known for the candor, and occasional harshness directed at other players and at his own play.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes data from a chart by Joyce Jillson on Silman's official website. [1]. NB: Jillson uses CDT and a chart with 24 Sagittarius rising. I see no reason for Jillson to use CDT and thus presume she made a mistake with the time zone while using a clock time of 15:50.


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