The Ruy Lopez Main Line

Overview

The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Game) is an extremely popular opening and one of the oldest in the history of chess. It has been played by virtually all the greats of the game, providing the battle scene for many world championship clashes involving the likes of Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov and Kramnik. Now, for the first time in many years, Grandmaster Glenn Flear investigates the main line of the Lopez, outlining the crucial ideas and tactics for both White and Black. Using illustrative games, Flear ...

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Overview

The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Game) is an extremely popular opening and one of the oldest in the history of chess. It has been played by virtually all the greats of the game, providing the battle scene for many world championship clashes involving the likes of Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov and Kramnik. Now, for the first time in many years, Grandmaster Glenn Flear investigates the main line of the Lopez, outlining the crucial ideas and tactics for both White and Black. Using illustrative games, Flear studies the fashionable and theoretical variations, plus the tricky sidelines. This book is perfect for those wishing to play the positions with either color.

*Written by a Ruy Lopez expert
*Up-to-date theory on the sharpest lines
*Ideal for club and tournament players

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857443516
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

English Grandmaster Glenn Flear is one of the most popular professionals on the international tournament circuit. He is resident in France.

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Table of Contents

Bibliography 4
Introduction 5
1 Chigorin Defence with 12...cxd4 13 cxd4 7
2 Chigorin Defence: 12th Move Alternatives 28
3 Black's 11th Move Alternatives 44
4 The Breyer System 64
5 The Zaitsev Variation 87
6 The Karpov Variation 115
7 The Smyslov Variation 128
8 Black's 9th Move Alternatives 139
9 White Plays 9 d4 154
10 White's 9th Move Alternatives 166
Index of Complete Games 175
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