build up your chess 3 - Yusupov

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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.

The covered subjects include:
  1. Combinations involving promotion 
  2. Evaluation of the position 
  3. Pawn endings 
  4. Rook against bishop 
  5. Opening repertoire for White with 1.d4 
  6. The isolated pawn 
  7. Playing against the isolated pawn 
  8. Simple tactics 
  9. The backward pawn 
  10. Bishop endings 
  11. French Defence 
  12. Training with studies 
  13. Blockade 
  14. Drawing combinations 
  15. Opposite-coloured bishops 
  16. Opening repertoire for White with 1.d4 (Part 2)
  17. The elimination method 
  18. Hanging pawns 
  19. Playing against hanging pawns 
  20. Simple tactics 2 
  21. Doubled pawns 
  22. Opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4 
  23. The comparison method 
  24. 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:

  1. Boost your chess 3
  2. Build up your chess 3
  3. Evolution 3