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Renowned chess teacher and Grandmaster Artur Yusupov continues his complete course of chess improvement. Volume 1, The Fundamentals, showed club chess players the basic ideas they should know. Now Volume 2, Beyond the Basics, sets off on the road to mastery.
Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles. Amongst the many subjects covered in the 24 chapters of volume 2 are opening principles and repertoires for both sides, tactical ideas such as double attack, decoying & deflection, pawn endings, calculating variations and evaluation of positions. The examples given are of a practical nature, likely to be useful to a developing player, and the layout is easy to follow with clear explanations of each idea plus diagrammed examples and advice.
Artur Yusupov, from Germany, was ranked No. 3 in the world from 1986 to 1992, just behind the legendary Karpov and Kasparov. In recent years he has mainly worked as a chess trainer with players ranging from current World Champion Vishy Anand and many other top grandmasters, to talented juniors and local
amateurs in Germany.
Published 2008, softback, 284 pages.Yusupov's "Build Up Your Chess" series was awarded the prestigious Boleslavsky Medal from FIDE, after being judged the best instructional books of 2009 (ahead of titles from Kasparov and Dvoretsky in 2nd and 3rd place).