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  • Open Ruy Lopez

Open Ruy Lopez

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ABC of the Ruy Lopez
2nd Edition

The venerable Ruy Lopez is one of the most interesting of chess openings. In this diverse and instructive DVD, International Master Andrew Martin explains how the opening works, with the help of mostly recent, complete master games, although there are some classics too! The most important ideas are highlighted and you will get many repertoire suggestions all presented in the light, easy, relaxed style for which this author is noted.

1. Intro 19:12 min.;
2. Sustained Pressure 12:54 min.;
3. Simplicity 08:36 min.;
4. Solidity 9:50 min.;
5. The Lopez Grip 12:58 min.;
6. Black tries to smash the Ruy Lopez 10:40 min.;
7. Intro to Theory and Berlin 11:38 min.;
8. Berlin 1 5:14 min.;
9. Berlin 2 6:15 min.;
10. Schliemann 16:55 min.;
11. Bird 9:19 min.; 12. Cozio
12:19 min.;
13. The Smyslov Variation 14:55 min.;
14. The Classical Variation 10:50 min.;
15. Berlin Classical 6:28 min.;
16. Chase Variation 8:57 min.;
17. Steinitz Deferred 9:28 min.;
18. Main Line 1 9:06 min.;
19. Main Line 2 7:09 min.;
20. Main Line 3 9:49 min.;
21. Conclusion 0:48 min.

Note that this edition includes a 2009 update featuring a significant contribution on how to play against the Berlin Defense, among other new ideas. Video running time: 3h 32min + 1h 22min (Update) = 4h 54min total! IM Andrew Martin is 50 years old and is the manager of Coaching for the English Chess Federation. This is his 14th DVD for ChessBase.

System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Windows7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.


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