Thursday, December 3, 2015

4 Ruy Lopez Books for Christmas

The third day we consider the Ruy Lopez in chess books. We know the Ruy Lopez 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as an opening full of possibilities. Most of the pieces remain in action for a long time in this well established opening. For over 100 years the top players in the world happily play either side in the hope to win. If you want the same, you must be prepared. You need good tools that help you understand how to play the Ruy Lopez. Books such as the ones below provide you with good ideas to improve your play. You don't need to play everything, but you do need to play something. The books below might give you some good ideas.

1. Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black: How to Play for a Win against the Spanish Opening by Victor Bologan
This book offers the latest theory for Black in both the Marshall Attack and the Breyer.

2. Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez by John Emms, Tony Kosten, and John Cox
A team to respected theoreticians over a collection of surprising and often tricky ideas.

3. The Ruy Lopez: Move by Move by Neil McDonald
This is an excellent basic guide to the ideas of all the major variation in the Ruy Lopez.

4. Fighting the Ruy Lopez by Milos Pavlovic
A grandmaster provides a complete Ruy Lopez with the aim to reach a Marshall Attack.

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You may also like: King Pawn (1.e4 e5) and Queen Pawn (1.d4 d5)
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