Andrew Martin: The ABC of the Ruy Lopez

11/11/2004 – The venerable Ruy Lopez is one of the most interesting of chess openings. In a new multimedia DVD IM Andrew Martin explains how the opening works – in over 200 minutes of high-quality video instructions. The well-respected chess teacher and writer does this in the relaxed style for which he is known. More...

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On the DVD Andrew Martin uses recent, complete master games, and some classics as well, to highlight the most important ideas of the Ruy Lopez! He also gives repertoire suggestions, in the light, easy, relaxed style for which this author is noted.

The DVD contains 21 chapters and more than 210 minutes of video material. It includes a complete Ruy Lopez repertoire for White, dealing with the Chase Variation, Berlin, Cozio, Schliemann, Bird, Steinitz, Classical and Smyslov’s Defence. Other subjects are Sustained Pressure, Solidity, Simplicity.

Andrew Martin is 47 years old and lives in Sandhurst, England, with his wife and four children. He has written several best-selling chess books, including the recent “King’s Indian Battle Plans” and “Secret Weapons”. His latest book, “The Essential Centre-Counter” will be published in October 2004 by Thinkers Press.

Andrew also writes several monthly columns for web sites and for CHESS magazine. He is a well-respected trainer and coach and has recorded many landmark videos and DVDs in the Foxy Openings series. This is his first work for ChessBase. Price: € 24.99

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