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Chess Lessons

196 pages, paperback, Chessgate, 1. edition 2004

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Between 1999 and 2002 Artur Yusupov produced and published in Germany a small series often training booklets, each one covering a particular chess theme. This experimental project proved quite popular, not only with German-speaking readers. Many of his chess colleagues liked this form of individual training; and some of them used the material in their classes too. This favourable reaction prompted the idea of an English translation.

Although the booklets were aimed at players of differing abilities, most wanted the complete set. And that's how these different themes have ended up in one book. You could also look on this diversity as a strength if a reader, with chess ambitions, wants to test his overall ability. Moreover, for chess trainers this book provides several ready-made lectures, and many useful exercises covering different aspects of the game, already sorted in terms of their level of difficulty.

Artur Yusupov was born in Moscow on 13th February 1960 and learned to play chess at the age of six. He was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1980. For many years Artur Yusupov represented the Soviet Union with which he won five olyrnpic titles, two European team championships, and one world team championship! Artur Yusupov now lives in Germany and represents the German national team. He helped them to achieve 2nd place at the Istanbul olympiad in 2000, and 3rd place at the European team championship in Batumi 1999.

As an individual Artur Yusupov has reached the semi-final of the world championship on three occasions (1986,1989,1992).

Other significant successes include 1st place in Hamburg 1991, 1st-3rd place in Amsterdam 1994, and 2nd place in Horgen 1994 (Category 18) behind Kasparov.

Artur Yusupov has also made a name for himself as trainer, notably for Viswanathan Anand in his world championship matches against Kasparov in 1995, and against Karpov in 1998. The quality of training is reflected in the success of his chess academy in Weissenhorn, Germany.

Artur Yusupov is also well-known as an author, having written several opening books and, most notably, as co-author (with Mark Dvoretsky) of five highly successful instructional works.

More Information
Weight 500 g
Manufacturer Chessgate
Width 16,5 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2004
Author Artur Yusupov
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-10 3935748078
ISBN-13 9783935748070
Pages 196
Binding paperback

vii Preface

001 Back-Rank Combinations

003 Exercises

011 Solutions

014 Score table

015 2 Candidate Moves

018 Exercises

024 Solutions

029 Practical exercises

034 Score table

035 3 The Wrong-Coloured Bishop

045 Exercises

052 Solutions

056 Score table

057 4 Exchanging Pieces

060 Exercises

069 Solutions

074 Score table

075 5 Passed Pawns in the Middlegame

079 Training material

095 6 Double Attack

100 Exercises

109 Solutions

113 Score table

115 7 The Process of Elimination

119 Exercises

123 Solutions

126 Practical exercises

134 Score table

135 8 Zugzwang

139 Exercises

147 Solutions

152 Score table

153 9 Improving Piece Position

158 Exercises

166 Solutions

170 Score table

171 10 Trapping a Piece

175 Exercises

183 Solutions

186 Score table

187 Appendix

187 Index of composers and analysts

189 Index of games

196 Explanation of symbols

Unter dem schlichten Titel "Chess Lessons" hat Artur Jussupow beim Verlag Chessgate ein schönes Lehr­buch mit Lektionen zu verschiedenen Themen herausgebracht.

Die insgesamt zehn Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit den Themen Grundreihenkombinationen, Kandidatenzüge, falscher Läufer, Ab­tausch, Freibauern im Mittelspiel, Doppelangriff, die Technik der Elimi­nierung, Zugzwang, Verbesserung der Figurenstellung und Figurenfang.

Der Aufbau ist dabei meistens ähnlich. Nach einer mehr oder weni­ger ausführlichen Einführung mit meist mehreren erläuterten Beispielen folgt eine Sammlung von insgesamt rund 300 (!) Aufgaben, die im Lösungsteil natürlich noch bespro­chen und untersucht werden.

Für die Beantwortung der Aufgaben ist zudem auch eine Punktevergabe vorgesehen. Hierzu können Sie in einer Tabelle ihre Ergebnisse eintra­gen und in einer Übersicht eine grobe Bewertung ablesen.

Wie der Titel bereits erahnen lässt wurde dieses Buch in englischer Sprache veröffentlicht, doch für die Leser des Schach Markts stellt dies kein Problem dar. Denn das Buch ist eine Übertragung von Artur Jussupows Reihe mit Trainingsheften, de­ren Lektionen wir Ihnen in unseren Ausgaben 1/2000 bis 4/2002 in einer festen Rubrik als "Schachunterricht mit Artur Jussupow" vorgestellt ha­ben.

Sie können also diese Lektionen noch einmal im Schach Markt auf Deutsch nachlesen, bevor Sie sich auf die zahlreichen Übungsaufgaben des Buches stürzen. Deren Analysen soll­ten auch ohne Englischkenntnisse zu bewältigen sein.

Der Preis für das optisch sehr an­sprechend aufgemachte Buch, das viel Trainingsmaterial bietet, liegt bei 19,80 Euro.

Schachmarkt 02/2005

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