chess evolution 2 - 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).

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:

  1. Combined attack on the seventh and eighth ranks 
  2. Exchanging 
  3. Attacking the king 
  4. Opening repertoire against 1.c4 
  5. Don’t allow counterplay
  6. A lead in development 
  7. Exploiting weaknesses 
  8. Calculating short variations 
  9. Better pawn structures 
  10. The pawn phalanx 
  11. Opening repertoire (Black vs. the Reti/ White vs. the King’s Indian) 
  12. Don’t be too hasty
  13. The double bishop sacrifice 
  14. Pawn play
  15. Active moves
  16. Intermediate checks 
  17. Improving the position of your pieces 
  18. Pawn sacrifices in the opening 
  19. Intermediate moves 
  20. The principle of two weaknesses 
  21. An advantage in space 
  22. Counter-blows
  23. The centre in the opening
  24. 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:

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