Play the Ruy Lopez

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
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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! .

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 5
Bibliographyp. 8
Acknowledgementsp. 10
Introductionp. 11
Variations without 3...a6
Introductionp. 19
Unusual Third Movesp. 21
Fianchetto Defence (3...g6)p. 29
Cozio Defence (3...[Knight]ge7)p. 39
Steinitz Defence (3...d6)p. 57
Bird Defence (3...[Knight]d4)p. 82
Classical Variation (3...[Bishop]c5)p. 103
Schliemann Variation (3...f5)p. 119
Berlin Defence (3...[Knight]f6)p. 139
3...a6 [Bishop]a4: Fourth Move Alternatives
Introductionp. 155
Unusual Fourth Movesp. 154
Deferred Fianchetto (4...g6)p. 158
Deferred Cozio (4...[Knight]ge7)p. 161
Deferred Classical (4...[Bishop]c5)p. 165
Deferred Schliemann (4...f5)p. 173
4...b5 5 [Bishop]b3: Unusual Fifth Movesp. 187
Norwegian Variation (4...b5 5 [Bishop]b3 [Knight]a5)p. 190
Deferred Steinitz (4...d6) without 6...f6p. 204
Deferred Steinitz (4...d6): 6...f6p. 220
Worrall System (1 e4 e5 2 [Knight]f3 [Knight]c6 3 [Bishop].b5 a6 4 [Bishop]a4 [Knight]f6 5 [King]62)
Introductionp. 241
Unusual Fifth Movesp. 244
Black delays...b5p. 253
5...b5 6 [Bishop]b3: Unusual Sixth Movesp. 264
Anti-5 [King]e2 Variation: 6...[Bishop]c5p. 269
6...[Bishop]e7 7 0-0: Unusual Seventh and Eighth Movesp. 287
Closed Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d6 9 [Rook]d1): Introductionp. 291
Closed Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d6 9 [Rook]d1): 9...[Knight]a5p. 307
Open Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d5 9 d3): Introductionp. 327
Open Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d5 9 d3): 9...[Bishop]b7p. 344
Open Worrall (7...0-0 8 c3 d5 9 d3):9...[Bishop]e8p. 361
Index of Variationsp. 373
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