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Renowned grandmaster Artur Yusupov completes his course of chess improvement. Volume 1, The Fundamentals, showed club players the basic ideas they should know; Volume 2, Beyond the Basics, set off on the road to mastery, and now in Volume 3 we arrive at our final destination.
Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice in chapters on many aspects of positional play including pawn structures, blockade, opening repertoires and tactics. Each chapter has a series of instructive examples, teaching the relevant theme. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles with solutions provided.
Artur Yusupov was ranked No. 3 in the world from 1986 to 1992, just behind the legendary Karpov and Kasparov. He has won everything there is to win in chess except for the World Championship. In recent years he has mainly worked as a chess trainer with players ranging from current World Champion Anand to local amateurs in Germany, where he resides.
Published 2009, softback, 300 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).