Yusupov's 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).
Artur Yusupov’s complete course of chess training guides the reader towards a higher chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. To make sure that this new knowledge sticks, it is then tested by a selection of puzzles.
This first book in the Chess evolution series covers the following subjects:
- Combinations involving bishops
- Queen sacrifices
- Realizing a material advantage in a pawn ending
- Realizing a material advantage
- Attacking with queen and knight
- The open games
- Attacking with queen and rook
- Forced Variations
- Attacking with queen and bishop
- Positional advantages
- Bishop against pawns
- Attacking with queen and pawn
- Attacking with rook and bishop
- Knight against pawn
- Attacking with rook and knight
- Semi-open games
- Combinations involving promotion
- Mate in three moves
- Mating nets in the endgame
- he passed pawn
- Combinations involving files
- Queen against rook
Who should read this book?
This book comes highly recommended for players with ratings of less than 1100.
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 less than 1100 the series offers:
- Build up your chess 1
- Boost your chess 1
- Evolution 1