Masters and Experts have Dvoretsky’s, but now amateur club players have Yusupov’s series of instructional books to get them from intermediate to expert without the need for a coach.
From Quality Chess Books:
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.
These books are special, and contain in progressive fashion all of the elements to make you a strong player. Highly recommended.
The books are listed below in the sequence in which they are intended to be read:
Beyond the Basics