Boost your Chess 2 - Beyond the Basics - Artur Yusupov (Paperback)
Paperback, 288 pages
Boost your Chess 2 continues Yusupov's Beyond the Basics series. The Fundamentals series shows players the basic ideas they should know, then the Beyond the Basics series sets off on the road to mastery. Yusupov 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.
Grandmaster Artur Yusupov, from Germany, was ranked No. 3 in the world from 1986 to 1992, just behind the legendary Karpov and Kasparov. In recent years he has mainly worked as a chess trainer with players ranging from current World Champion Vishy Anand and many other top grandmasters, to talented juniors and local amateurs in Germany.
Contents: Attacking the king, The open file, 'Minor' tactics, Opening repertoire for White - the French Defence, Simple rook endings, Fighting against the pawn centre, Trapping pieces, Calculating short variations, Weak points, Line blocking, Opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4, Simple rook endings 2, Blocking combinations, The bishop pair, Typical mistakes in calculating variations, Removing the defence, Good and bad bishops, Closed openings, Line clearing, Endgame technique, Blockade, Dragging the king out, Reti/English Opening, Typical mistakes in the endgame, Final test, Index of composers,
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