Chess Evolution 2 continues Yusupov's award-winning instructional 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.
Detailed information on Yusupov's award-winning training course.
Grandmaster Artur Yusupov 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 trainer with players ranging from current World Champion Vishy Anand and many other top grandmasters, to talented juniors and local amateurs in Germany, where he resides.
Published 25 May 2012 - ISBN 978-1-906552-46-6 - 304 pages
"These books are all an improving player needs to achieve great results! Every serious player and legitimate chess coach should have the entire series. It is a far better investment than any opening book."
Michael McGuerty, ChessCafe (full review)
"As mentioned in previous reviews of this series, these books have three principle audiences. They will be useful for players wishing to increase their strength to improve their rating, for coaches looking for a structured curriculum and/or useful training material and for those who wish to increase their understanding of the game that, because of various circumstances, may no longer be able to play regularly. While Yusupov modestly 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."
IM John Donaldson (full review)