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.
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)