A repertoire for Black in the Ruy Lopez based on the main-line closed Chigorin Defence. (1.e4,e5; 2.Nf3,Nc6; 3.Bb5,a6; 4.Ba4,Nf6; 5.0-0,Be7; 6.Re1,b5; 7.Bb3,d6; 8.c3,0-0; 9.h3,Na5; 10.Bc2; c5; 11.d4,Qc7; 12.Nbd2) With the help of analysis, explanation and ECO style tables of variations Marin discusses the Rubinstein system (12..Nc6) and the Petrosian System (12..Bd7) as well as earlier divergences such as the Yates System (9.d4), the Worrall Attack, the DERLD and systems with d3, Nc3, and a4. This is a companion volume to the same author's "Beating the Open Games" which covers the other e4,e5; openings and the Spanish Exchange Variation.
Mihail Marin is a Rumanian Grandmaster and respected chess author.
Published 2007, softback, 232 pages.Sample pages (pdf)