By Jon Speelman
Unique discoveries within the endgame unearthed through Britain's prime professional and international championship challenger.
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During this effortless to keep on with guide,You are taken during the major options that underlie the RUY LOPEZ,leading directly to a delicately prepared repertoire. The content material is up to date and comprises sufficient details to show you how to play the Ruy Lopez with self assurance with no you being flooded with extraneous aspect.
- Earliest Occurrences of Chess Terms
- London : Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament
- Endgame Strategy
- 2001 Linares
- Chess Move by Move
- Montreal 1979 Tournament of Stars
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Lth4? ltxf6. •l:te8?! This puts a rook on an open file, but does little to break down White's dominating centre. 1O... tDe8! with the idea .. fS is better. Play might continue 11 0-0-0 (11 g4? ltxg4! intending 12fxg4? ltxfS 13 tDe2, when 13 ... a5 14 a3! tDf6! has the idea of ... tDb4!? or simply .. J1ae8. 44 MASTERING THE CHESS OPENINGS A duller but sound line is 13 ... tLlb4!? 14 'iVxb4 'it'xe3+ 15 'iVd2 'iVb6!? 11 tLle2 tLleS 12 tLlf4?! Technically, 12 0-0-0 should preface this move, transposing after 12 ...
Naturally, the situation would be far from clear. a3! el d5! g7 8 e4 and, obscurely, by 1 d4 ltJf6 2 c4 d6 3 ltJc3 e5 4 e4 exd4 5 ~xd4, etc. d3ltJg4!? (D) W w Suddenly the game is out of White's control. l:tac8 21 f4? ltJxe4! 22 l:txe4 dxe4 23 fxe5 e3! xe5 Black already has a rook and two pawns for two pieces, and White can hardly defend against the elementary threats. l:tel b5! 27 b4!? ~xb4 The 'long' queen move 27 ... 'iYa8+! wins more easily. d2! xd2 'iYf2+ 34 ~h1 'iYxd2! 35 'iYxd2 exd2 36 ltJe2l:te8!
L:Ie8! (D) (now bS can be answered by ... ). tg4! tbS!? , ceding the light squares, 13 "fiIc2! txf3 14 gxf3lbgS IS 0-0-0 lbxf3 16 h4! has the idea 17 ~e4. There might follow 16 .. te2! e4 18 d3 with complications in which White has open lines and some advantage. 7 b4 d5 8 cxd5 lbxd5 9 'iVc2 ~e8 10 b5 lbd4! (D) A standard piece sacrifice that rips open lines against White's king. The same idea frequently occurs in the Sicilian Defence. 11 exd4 exd4+ 12 lbe2 ~f6 Black threatens ... d3. 13 d3?! tb2!