chess evolution 2 - 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).
Chess Evolution 2 continues Yusupov's award-winning instructional series and guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
This second book in the Chess evolution series covers the following subjects:
- Combined attack on the seventh and eighth ranks
- Attacking the king
- Opening repertoire against 1.c4
- Don’t allow counterplay
- A lead in development
- Exploiting weaknesses
- Calculating short variations
- Better pawn structures
- The pawn phalanx
- Opening repertoire (Black vs. the Reti/ White vs. the King’s Indian)
- Don’t be too hasty
- The double bishop sacrifice
- Pawn play
- Active moves
- Intermediate checks
- Improving the position of your pieces
- Pawn sacrifices in the opening
- Intermediate moves
- The principle of two weaknesses
- An advantage in space
- The centre in the opening
- The correct exchanges
Who should read this book?
This book comes highly recommended for players with a rating between 1300 and 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 between 1300 and 1700 the series offers:
- Build up your chess 2
- Boost your chess 2
- Evolution 2