Play the Ruy Lopez

Overview

The Ruy Lopez is an incredibly popular opening at all levels of chess; this is perhaps unsurprising given that it’s recognized by most experts as White’s greatest chance of obtaining a lasting advantage after the moves 1 e4 e5. Also known as the Spanish Opening, the Lopez is steeped in rich tradition, having provided the battleground for countless clashes between World Champions of past and present: Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, Topalov, Kramnik, Anand – the list is endless!

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Overview

The Ruy Lopez is an incredibly popular opening at all levels of chess; this is perhaps unsurprising given that it’s recognized by most experts as White’s greatest chance of obtaining a lasting advantage after the moves 1 e4 e5. Also known as the Spanish Opening, the Lopez is steeped in rich tradition, having provided the battleground for countless clashes between World Champions of past and present: Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, Topalov, Kramnik, Anand – the list is endless!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857444278
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,003,438
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Greet is a young International Master, a former British Junior Champion, and is one of the UK’s most rapidly improving players. In 2005 he scored a perfect 11/11 in the British National League, the first time any player had achieved this remarkable feat.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Nigel Short     5
Bibliography     8
Acknowledgements     10
Introduction     11
Variations without 3...a6
Introduction     19
Unusual Third Moves     21
Fianchetto Defence (3...g6)     29
Cozio Defence (3...[Knight]ge7)     39
Steinitz Defence (3...d6)     57
Bird Defence (3...[Knight]d4)     82
Classical Variation (3...[Bishop]c5)     103
Schliemann Variation (3...f5)     119
Berlin Defence (3...[Knight]f6)     139
3...a6 [Bishop]a4: Fourth Move Alternatives
Introduction     155
Unusual Fourth Moves     154
Deferred Fianchetto (4...g6)     158
Deferred Cozio (4...[Knight]ge7)     161
Deferred Classical (4...[Bishop]c5)     165
Deferred Schliemann (4...f5)     173
4...b5 5 [Bishop]b3: Unusual Fifth Moves     187
Norwegian Variation (4...b5 5 [Bishop]b3 [Knight]a5)     190
Deferred Steinitz (4...d6) without 6...f6     204
Deferred Steinitz (4...d6): 6...f6     220
Worrall System (1 e4 e5 2 [Knight]f3 [Knight]c6 3 [Bishop].b5 a6 4 [Bishop]a4 [Knight]f6 5 [King]62)
Introduction     241
UnusualFifth Moves     244
Black delays...b5     253
5...b5 6 [Bishop]b3: Unusual Sixth Moves     264
Anti-5 [King]e2 Variation: 6...[Bishop]c5     269
6...[Bishop]e7 7 0-0: Unusual Seventh and Eighth Moves     287
Closed Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d6 9 [Rook]d1): Introduction     291
Closed Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d6 9 [Rook]d1): 9...[Knight]a5     307
Open Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d5 9 d3): Introduction     327
Open Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d5 9 d3): 9...[Bishop]b7     344
Open Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d5 9 d3):9...[Bishop]e8     361
Index of Variations     373
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