build up your chess 3 - Yusupov
Yusupov's 9-part series, Boost your chess, Build up your chess and Evolution series is the 2009 winner of the Boleslavsky Medal from FIDE (the World Chess Federation) as the best instructional chess books in the world (ahead of Garry Kasparov and Mark Dvoretsky in 2nd and 3rd place).
This third book in the Build up your Chess series builds on the knowledge of the first and second books and guides the reader towards a higher level of understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
- Combinations involving promotion
- Evaluation of the position
- Pawn endings
- Rook against bishop
- Opening repertoire for White with 1.d4
- The isolated pawn
- Playing against the isolated pawn
- Simple tactics
- The backward pawn
- Bishop endings
- French Defence
- Training with studies
- Drawing combinations
- Opposite-coloured bishops
- Opening repertoire for White with 1.d4 (Part 2)
- The elimination method
- Hanging pawns
- Playing against hanging pawns
- Simple tactics 2
- Doubled pawns
- Opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4
- The comparison method
- Rook against knight
Who should read this book?
This book comes highly recommended for players with ratings of more than 1700.
The book forms part of a 9-part series that covers (1) the fundamentals, (2) beyond the basics and (3) mastery. For players with ratings of more than 1700 the series offers:
- Boost your chess 3
- Build up your chess 3
- Evolution 3