Chess Evolution 3: Mastery - Yusupov
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About Chess Evolution 3: Mastery - Yusupov.
Chess Evolution 3 completes Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and now in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination. Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles. 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.
- 320 Pages
- Publisher: Quality
- Published: January, 2013
- "One cannot help but notice that in this volume and the others in the series; only a small amount of the material covered - no more than a maximum of 20 percent - is devoted to opening play. While a large majority of chess books on the market deal primarily with the first phase of the game there can be no doubt that for those rated below the target audience of 2100 the proper approach is teaching them the fundamentals which is precisely what this series does. This means an emphasis on the middle and endgame... Adult newcomers to the game and players who have passed their peak will invariably find themselves frustrated at some point if they define their relationship to the game solely by their rating. One way they can increase and rekindle their love of the game is by learning more about it. Yusupov's series offers them the perfect way to do this." - IM John Donaldson
- "Yusupov's years of playing in top tournaments stands him in good stead when it comes to choosing material for his lessons. Such insider knowledge allows him to keep a strong theme running through each lesson... The material is challenging, as it should be for the last volume of a nine-book series. Hard work will be required to get the most out of the exercises, but it is always accessible and very nicely presented" - Sean Marsh, CHESS