Winning Technique: Converting an Advantage – GM Artur Jussupow

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Winning Technique: Converting an Advantage – GM Artur Jussupow Winning Technique: Converting an Advantage – GM Artur Jussupow

Winning Technique: Converting an Advantage – GM Artur Jussupow

Artur Jussupow is back! The former world no. 3, renowned coach, and student of Mark Dvoretsky teaches us how to convert advantages.

Enjoy games from Carlsen, Karpov, Capablanca and the author himself.


To become a better technical player by learning the four core principles needed to do what has been called the hardest thing in chess – win a won position!

About the Author:

Artur Mayakovich Yusupow is a Russian chess grandmaster and a chess writer. He has lived in Germany since the early 1990s.

Yusupow won the World Junior Championship in 1977, which then automatically qualified him for the International Master title. Qualification as a grandmaster followed in 1980.

Yusupow finished in second place at his first USSR Championship in 1979 (behind Efim Geller). International tournament results in the next decade included first place at Esbjerg 1980, first at Yerevan 1982, equal fourth at Linares 1983, first at the Tunis Interzonal 1985, equal first at Montpellier Candidates 1985, and third at Linares 1988.

He also won the 1986 Canadian Open Chess Championship.

Chapter Outline:

  1. Introduction
    Grandmaster and world class teacher Artur Jussupow is introduced by co-host Jan Gustafsson before going on to tell us what we can expect from this series.
  2. Suppressing counterplay – Part 1
    The first principle we have to master is the art of not giving our opponent any chances. There’s no-one better to learn from than Anatoly Karpov, so let’s take a look at the game Spassky-Karpov, Montreal 1979.
  3. Suppressing counterplay – Part 2
    We continue our studies with one of Artur’s own games, Gislason-Jussupow, 2012.
  4. Suppressing counterplay – Part 3
    This time we look at an even more recent example, the game Kotter-Jussupow, played in 2016.
  5. Two weaknesses Jussupow-Wirthensohn
    Everyone has heard of the principle of two weaknesses, but how do we create them? What are weaknesses? And why 2? Many questions, investigated via the game Jussupow-Wirthensohn, Hamburg 1991.
  6. Don’t hurry
    We take a look at Jussupow-Lautier, 1994, a game that illustrates the importance of patience if you want to become a good technical player.
  7. The right exchanges
    Knowing which pieces to exchange and which to keep on the board is a very difficult skill to master. We tackle it by looking at Jussupow-Spraggett, 1989.
  8. Good technique Carlsen-Karjakin
    We look at an example from the 2016 World Championship match that shows both great technique by Carlsen as well as very stubborn defence by Karjakin.
  9. Good-technique – Part 2
    Its time to check out an example by the godfather of modern good technique, Jose Raul Capablanca.

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08:08:33 h

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