Ruy Lopez: Move By Move

Ruy Lopez: Move By Move

Ref: p4669

Series Foreword 5
Introduction 7
1 White Plays d2-d3 11
A plan to get you started with the Ruy Lopez 11
White’s restrained centre 12
The restrained centre versus a Closed Lopez set-up 13
The restrained centre versus a ...Bc5 (Møller) set-up 33
The restrained centre versus a ...Bb7 (Archangelsk) set-up 39
The restrained centre versus the Steinitz Deferred 45
The restrained centre versus the Berlin Defence 59
A restrained line against the Schliemann Defence 65
2 White Plays d2-d4 71
The Chigorin Variation 72
The Breyer Variation 99
The Karpov Variation 123
The Zaitsev Variation 134
The Smyslov Variation 146
The Steinitz Deferred and similar centre-holding ideas 151
3 Black plays ...Bc5 158
The Classical (or Cordel) Defence 160
The Berlin with ...Bc5 168
The Møller Defence 179
Bird’s Defence 189
4 White’s e5 Pawn Centre 194
The Berlin Defence with 4 0-0 Nxe4 5 d4 Be7 195
The Berlin Endgame 202
The Open Variation 225
5 Gambit Lines 255
The Schliemann Defence 255
The Steinitz Deferred: Siesta Variation 279
The Gajewski Gambit in the Chigorin 284
The Marshall Attack 291
The Anti-Marshall with 8 h3 301
Index of Variations 311
Index of Complete Games 316