The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Game) is an extremely popular opening and one of the oldest in the history of chess.
It has been played by virtually all the greats of the game, providing the battle scene for many world championship clashes involving the likes of Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov and Kramnik.
Now Grandmaster Glenn Flear investigates the main line of the Lopez, outlining the crucial ideas and tactics for both White and Black. Using illustrative games, Flear studies the fashionable and theoretical variations, plus the tricky sidelines.
This book is perfect for those wishing to play the positions with either colour.
- Chigorin Defence with 12...cxd4 13.cxd4
- Black's 11 th Move Alternatives
- The Breyer System
- The Zaitsev Variation
- The Karpov Variation
- The Smyslov Variation
- Black's 9th Move Alternatives
- White Plays 9.d4
- White's 9th Move Alternatives