The Ruy Lopez is an incredibly popular opening at all levels of chess; this is perhaps unsurprising given that it's recognized by most experts as White's greatest chance of obtaining a lasting advantage after the moves 1 e4 e5. Also known as the Spanish Opening, the Lopez is steeped in rich tradition, having provided the battleground for countless clashes between World Champions of past and present: Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, Topalov, Kramnik, Anand – the list is endless!
In Play the Ruy Lopez, opening expert Andrew Greet provides the reader with a comprehensive repertoire for White, covering in detail every plausible response from Black after the opening moves 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5. This book is brimming with original ideas and analysis, and also includes extensive coverage of the typical tactics and strategies for both White and Black, thus arming the reader with enough knowledge to begin playing the Ruy Lopez with confidence in his or her own games. An ultimate repertoire guide for White in the Ruy Lopez Covers all of Black’s typical defences Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players