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Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez

Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez

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Product type: Printed book

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John Shaw

The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand .. the list goes on! From very early on White activates pieces, takes the initiative and sets about building a dominant centre.

In this user-friendly book, John Shaw goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Ruy Lopez and its many variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

The five chapters are Third Move Options for Black, Fourth Move Options, Fifth/Sixth Move Options, Marshall Attack and Rare Closed Lines and Main Line Closed Ruy Lopez. This allows coverage of all the important defensive systems at Black's disposal. Shaw does not attempt a comprehensive coverage but selects a few lines of play in each variation to illustrate some of the underlying ideas.

The eighty illustrative games around which the text is based are bang up-to-date being taken mostly from 2001 and 2002.

Published 2003, softback, 144 pages.

Price:14.99


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