chess evolution 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).

Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.  

This final book of the series covers:

  1. Desperadoes
  2. Static advantages 
  3. The comparison method 
  4. Rook against two minor pieces 
  5. Open games 
  6. The minority attack
  7. Complicated Combinations 
  8. Fortresses 
  9. Complex positions 
  10. The transition to the middlegame 
  11. The bishop pair 
  12. Shutting out a piece 
  13. Playing against pieces 
  14. Principles of rook endings 
  15. Playing for traps 
  16. Castling on opposite sides 
  17. Pawn chains 
  18. Transition from the opening to the ending 
  19. Exchanging queens – the transition to the ending 
  20. Outposts for knights 
  21. Having a plan 
  22. Pirc and Modern Defences 
  23. Complex positions 2 
  24. Queen endings

Who should read this book? 
This book comes highly recommended for players with a rating 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