The Ruy Lopez
The Ruy Lopez is perhaps the most classical of all chess openings. It dates back to the 16th century and has featured in the opening repertoire of every modern world champion. It is a highly flexible variation: Bobby Fischer used it to create numerous powerful strategic masterpieces. In the hands of Anatoly Karpov it led to many of his trademark positional squeezes, whereas Garry Kasparov often used it as a springboard for his typically powerful attacks.
Opening Repertoire: The Ruy Lopez is a modern examination of this perennial favourite. Joshua Doknjas has put together a repertoire for White based firmly around contemporary trends in the Lopez. He examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans.
- A complete repertoire for White in the Ruy Lopez.
- A question and answer approach provides an excellent study method.
Joshua Doknjas is a FIDE Master from Canada who has enjoyed success competing internationally. He has won seven national titles for his age and tied for 1st in the 2019 U18 North American Youth Chess Championship. This is his second book for Everyman Chess.
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Part One: Classical Systems
009 1) The Zaitsev: 9...Bb7 and Sidelines
036 2) The Chigorin: 9...Na5
070 3) The Breyer: 9...Nb8
Part Two: Fashionable Lines
087 4) The Anti-Berlin: 4 d3
134 5) The Open Variation
159 6) The Anti-Marshall: 8 a4
Part Three: Sharp Tries and Sidelines
186 7) Systems with 5...b5 and 5...Bc5
217 8) Systems with ...g6 and ...Nge7
236 9) The Schliemann
257 10) Rare Lines
278 Index of Variations
285 Index of Complete Games