Ruy Lopez: The Spanish Exchange Variation - Chess Opening Software on DVD
The Spanish Exchange Variation
In his eighteenth video for ChessBase, IM Andrew Martin explains the simple principle underlying The Spanish Exchange Variation: swap off all the pieces and White wins due to his superior pawn structure. The trick for White is to make that happen; the execution of his plan is seldom that simple because of Black's compensation for the doubled pawns in the form of the Bishop pair and his free piece play.
The Ruy Lopez Exchange often leads to the exciting and dynamic battles of the kind which are illustrated on this DVD. Many World Champions (including, most notably, Bobby Fischer) have played this opening and influenced its development; you'll enjoy and learn from many of their struggles on this new Fritz Trainer DVD. The instruction is straightforward and clear, as well as suitable for players of all skill levels.
Running time: 4 hours
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.