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Artur Yusupov's award-winning training course

Winner of the prestigious 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) view FIDE announcement.


Artur Yusupov was ranked No. 3 in the world from 1986 to 1992, just behind the legendary World Champions Karpov and Kasparov. He has won everything there is to win in chess except for the World Championship. In recent years he has mainly worked as a chess trainer with players ranging from current World Champion Anand to local amateurs in Germany, where he resides

Quality Chess is proud to be the publisher of Artur Yusupov's complete course of chess training. Stretching to nine volumes, Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. To make sure that this new knowledge sticks, it is then tested by a selection of puzzles.

The course is structured on three series with three levels. The Fundamentals Series is the easier one, Beyond the Basics is more challenging, and Mastery is quite difficult, even for stronger players.

The various topics – Tactics, Strategy, Positional Play, the Endgame, Calculating Variations, Openings and so on – are spread evenly over the nine volumes, giving the readers the chance to improve every area as they work through the books.

Structure of the series

  Build up
your chess
Boost Your
Chess
Chess
Evolution
Fundamentals
Level 1
Beyond the basics
Level 2
Mastery
Level 3

Reviews, awards and related pages

Discussion at Quality Chess blog: Attacking the Spanish (Brunello) and Build up Your Chess 3 (Yusupov)

Discussion at ChessPub.com: Build up your Chess Vol 3 - Yusupov book question

FIDE 2008 Training book of the Year (FIDE announcement)

Review by the International chess academy (view full review)

"This is a very good book. I would recommend it to any player below master level aspiring to a higher level, as well as to any master looking to remain current with chess thinking." Chessville.com (read full review)

Yusupov's training website (German)

Wikipedia page about Artur Yusupov

Chess games of GM Yusupov



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