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How to learn playing Ruy Lopez for White in five Lessons

Comprehensive guide to one of the most complex openings in chess
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Created by GM Evgeniy SOLOZHENKIN


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To analyze all reasonable responses of black and the only best move of ourselves. That is the principle of the construction of the opening repertoire.
Ruy Lopez is one of the most rich openings in chess. Different pawn structures and numerous positional methods of playing will help a chessplayer to improve his level of understanding of chess. Illustrative games will give to students the understanding how to surf in the middlegame.
In Lesson 1 variations occurred after moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 are analyzed. Except Chigorin Variation. These variations are:

9…Nb8 (Breyer Variation)
9…Bb7 (Zaitsev Variation)
9…Nd7 (Karpov Variation)
9…Be6 (Kholmov Variation)
9…h6 (Smyslov Variation)
and others.
Variations and typical structures of Chigorin System are presented in Lesson 2.
The Opening Defense and The Marshall Attack as well as Averbakh Variation are examined in Lesson 3.
Lesson 4 contains variations which take place after moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6
like the following:

4…b5 5.Bb3 Na5 (Norwegian Defence)
4…b5 5.Bb3 Bc5 (Graz Defence)
4…b5 5.Bb3 Bb7 (Caro Variation)
4…Bc5 (Classical Defence Deferred)
4…Nge7 (Cozio Defence Deferred)
4…g6 (Fianchetto Defence Deferred)
4…f5 (Schliemann Defence Deferred)
4…d6 (Modern Steinitz Defence)
4…Nf6 5.0-0 d6 (Russian Defence)
4…Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 (Møller Defence)
4…Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 (Arkhangelsk Defence)
4…Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 (Modern Arkhangelsk Defence)

And final Lesson 5 is devoted to variations obtained after moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5.
With rest the variations.


Requirementsable to play chess

You will learn

✓ Chess opening

This course is for

• chessplayers of all levels

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More info about the instructor, GM Evgeniy SOLOZHENKIN

Grandmaster and Professional Chess Coach
I’m GM Evgeniy Solozhenkin from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Professional player in the past. Chief Trainer in the Grandmaster Chess School of Nord-West region of Russia at the current moment. Twice champion of Leningrad-Saint Petersburg, winner of club championships of Russia, France, Finland . Winner of tens international tournaments in Europe and Russia, among them Cappelle-la-Grande, Reggio Emilia. World Senior champion (2017) in the team of Saint Petersburg. FIDE Senior Trainer since 2019. World champion Alexander Khalifman recruited me in 1990th as a second. Having stopped active chess carrier in the beginning of 2000th, I started my carrier of professional chess teacher and coach in a chess club of my home city St.Petersburg where I worked with children of all levels from beginners to advanced players. Last years I do train mainly advanced teenagers including members of Russian Youth team. In 2014 and 2015 I was nominated by Russian Chess Federation among three best youth coaches in Russia (3rd and 2nd awards). In 2000 I wrote CD for Chessbase “Opposite Colour Bishop Endgames”devoted to rare ratio of chess material. My book “The Main Spanish Road” on Ruy Lopez with Zaitsev System as a corner variation was published in 2016. Two other my books were published in 2018 (“Play Queen’s Indian Defense”) and 2020 (“Challenge 2020”) As if I was impressed by Nimzowitsch masterpiece “My System”, games of Petrosian and Karpov in my youth, the positional way of playing was established on subconscious level in my own creation. Opening repertoire was wide enough for both sides during my professional chess carrier and it was even increased when I became trainer. Modern chess with its trend of reducing time control dictates the development of certain qualities: quick and correct evaluation of the position, quick and precise calculation of short tactics, deep knoledge of your opening repertoire with clear understanding of up-coming plans for both sides in the middlegame. All is needed. Chess do not stand unchangeable. Chess as a game still is developing. Some aspects of modern (sometime called “computer”) chess are represented in my last book “Challenge 2020”. I speak Russian, English, French.


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