Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ruy Lopez (Spanish) (C60-99) - Opening Theory

One of the most popular chess openings.
Ruy Lopez Wikipedia page - For a general overview of the opening and its variations.
An Introduction to the Ruy Lopez - 6 Pages taken from (Fines- Idea's Behind the Chess openings)

The Ruy Lopez - Spanish Torture? - Excellent Intro, Ideas behind and Variations by The Exeter Chess Club
The Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez - Another Excellent Lesson by The Exeter Chess Club
The Lopez Grip - by IM Andrew Martin
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
The Ruy Exchange - Article on Chess.com by GM Megesh and GM Arun

Articles From Silmans Opening Archive
Ruy Lopez Articles - 2 part Article by IM Andrew Martin
Birds Defence Article - by John Watson
The Verdict Articles - 4 random annotated Ruy LopezGames (2 Part)

The Classical Defense to the Spanish Part 1 -USCF Senior Master Mark Morss
The Classical Defense to the Spanish Part 2 -USCF Senior Master Mark Morss

Quick Spanish Lessons - Bunch of Minature Spanish games listed by Bill Wall

16 Ruy Lopez articles posted on the Chess Blog/ The Pulse of Chess
The Ruy Lopez for White - an Introduction

Annotated Ruy Lopez Games
Shirov vs Grischuk (C65) - Berlin Defence
Short vs Gelfand (C67) - Berlin Defense
Kasparov vs Kramnik (C67) - Berlin Defence
Luter vs Graf (C78) - Moeller Defence
Anand vs Shirov C78 - Moeller Defence
Kasparov vs Anand (C80) - Open (Tarrasch) Defence
Ivanchuk vs Adams (C88) -Closed
Kramnik vs Lenko (C89) - Marshall Counter Attack
Fischer vs Spassky (C90)-Closed (Breyer Defense)
Fischer vs Spassky (C95) -Closed Breyer Defense

Ruy Lopez Video Lesson Links
Ruy Lopez - Classical Defence - 10 min Video Lesson
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence - 10 min Video Lesson
Ruy Lopez - Cozio Defence - 11 min Video Lesson
Ruy Lopez - Neo Steinitz Defence 5.D4 10 min Video Lesson

Ruy Lopez Lesson 1 - 10 min Video
Ruy Lopez Lesson 2 - 11 min Video
Ruy Lopez Lesson 3 - 11 min Video

Ruy Lopez Mortimer Trap - 4 min Video
Ruy Lopez Tarrasch's Trap - 10 min Video

Ruy Lopez Videos at Chessvideos.tv
16 Game Analysis Videos - Videos run from 5-35min each.

Ruy Lopez Game Downloads
PGN game downloads from Pgnmentor.
Ruy Lopez Classical - 2999 games
Ruy Lopez Schliemann - 4100 games
Ruy Lopez Berlin - 9209 games
Ruy Lopez Exchange - 8203 games
Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz -5274 games
Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack -1908 games
Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall -1932 games
Ruy Lopez Open - 5190 games
Ruy Lopez Chigorin -5605 games

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