While Yusupov modestly cautions in his introduction that this series is not a substitute for a Chess Evolution 3: Mastery is the final book in a nine volume series. Chess Evolution 3 by Artur Yusupov, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Yusupov’s 9-part series, Boost your chess, Build up your chess and Evolution series is the winner of the Boleslavsky Medal from FIDE (the World Chess.

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As mentioned in previous reviews of this series, these books have three principle audiences. While Yusupov yusuopv cautions in his introduction that this series is not a substitute for a trainer, there can be no question that the motivated student working alone can glean much knowledge.

Chess Evolution 3 : Mastery

This series is aimed at players below but there will undoubtedly much that is new or previously poorly understood in these volumes by many players even in the range. Yusupo volume covers the following topics: While a large majority of chess books on the market deal primarily with the first phase of the game, yusupog can be no doubt that for those rated below the target audience of the proper approach is teaching them the fundamentals which is precisely what this series does.

This means an emphasis on the middle and endgame. Like many strong Grandmasters from the former Soviet Union, Yusupov is a big believer in endgame studies and many will be found throughout the nine-volume series.


They are included to illustrate key endgame ideas in a setting in which each piece or pawn plays an essential role and their potential capabilities are realized in full. Yusupov is especially good at explaining complicated subject matter in a clear fashion that makes yusuov material accessible without chexs it down. Gustafsson, Altenkirchen 1. This move allows White to construct a secure fortress.

Chess Evolution 3: Mastery by Artur Yusupov

Kc5 Despite his advantage in material, Black cannot make any real progress on account of his damaged pawn evoltuion. His f4-Knight has enough squares to prevent Black forcing it into zugzwang.

White still has a square for his Knight. The following well-known example comes from the chapter on shutting out pieces. Garry Kasparov had interesting things to say about this old classic, suggesting that if White could not have saved the position he could have at least put up considerably more resistance.

Yusupov shares his own ideas about the key point in the game.

Note that his game is carefully annotated throughout by Yusupov, but this review only focuses on one position. Capablanca, Hastings 1.

Perhaps Winter evopution to swap off a potential weakness, the h3-pawn. But White absolutely had to try to block the queenside. Kasparov White in fact constructs a fortress.


Rxa4 Rb4 with more options on the queenside, where White has a lot of weaknesses to protect. By analyzing this game at several levels of complexity Yusupov makes his annotations interesting for a wide audience of players.

The answer is that he offers the rare combination of tremendous chess knowledge and the ability and desire to share tusupov. Mastery and the entire series is not a random collection of positions tossed together but carefully chosen ones that methodically build the student’s knowledge from exercise to exercise.

Those who seriously apply themselves to working their way through this series will look at chess quite differently when they are finished. Most titled players who teach chess have difficulties in grasping how difficult it is for adult players to improve.

Adult newcomers to the game and players who have passed their peak will invariably find themselves frustrated at some point if they define their relationship to the game solely by their rating. One way they can increase and rekindle their love of the game is by learning more about evolutio.