Deal of the Week: Winning with the Ruy Lopez Vol. 1 - 3

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8/7/2019 – In this Victor Bologan trilogy, the veteran grandmaster shows you how to succeed after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 with the Ruy Lopez: 3.Bb5. This week only you can get all three volumes as a package for nearly USD $50 off the regular price.

Winning with the Ruy Lopez Vol. 1 - 3 Winning with the Ruy Lopez Vol. 1 - 3

Really, among the open games the only opening with which White can really fight for an advantage in the long term is the Ruy Lopez. But in order to make this serious effort, he has buckle down and learn a whole series of sub-variations. That is what the professionals do, including of course Viktor Bologan, who now reveals the secrets of his own grandmaster repertoire.

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Deal of the week of August 5-11

Winning with the Ruy Lopez Vol. 1 - 3

Really, among the open games the only opening with which White can really fight for an advantage in the long term is the Ruy Lopez. But in order to make this serious effort, he has buckle down and learn a whole series of sub-variations. That is what the professionals do, including of course Viktor Bologan, who now reveals the secrets of his own grandmaster repertoire.

Vol. 1: Variations without 3...a6, Bird, Berlin, etc.

Winning with the Ruy Lopez Vol. 1: Berlin Wall and others

In the first part the top Moldovan player deals with systems in which Black avoids the main continuation 3...a6 on his third move. These include exotic lines such as 3...♞d4, 3...♞ge7, 3...g6 and 3...♝c5, which should however not be under-estimated. In 3...f5 (the Schliemann Defence) he examines a system which has even found its way into the repertoire of many a top player. But the most important variation starts with 3...♞f6 and in its main move order leads to the Berlin Wall. Nowadays, anyone who plays the Ruy Lopez must know above all what he is going to play against this modern defence.

Video running time: 4 hours 42 min.

Vol. 2: Steinitz, Anti-Marshall, Open & Co.

On his second Ruy Lopez DVD Viktor Bologan shows how things continue after 3...a6 4.♗a4. Black has some possible deviations before we reach the main lines which are dealt with in Part 3. These include the solid Steinitz Defence and the Archangelsk Variation which has again been brought up to date. In the Open Ruy Lopez quite different types of positions are reached — and White need to understand these too. And our author prefers to avoid the Marshall Attack — so he suggests the Anti-Marshall beginning with 8.h3.

Video running time: 5 hours 20 min.

Vol. 3: Main Variations 

For many the Ruy Lopez really only begins after the moves 3...a6 4.♗a4 ♞f6 5.0-0 ♝e7 6.♖e1 b5 7.♗b3 d6 8.h3 0-0 9.c3 - the starting point for Bologan’s third DVD:

 

Black then has a whole host of variations, but the ensuing structures have much in common and if you are equipped with some insider tips you will be able to take the correct decisions which can frequently only be made on a basis of generalized evaluations. Viktor Bologan is an outstanding adviser because when one considers his super score against the Ruy Lopez, he must have excellent knowledge of the ins and outs of this opening, and he does not hold back from sharing this knowledge with you.

Video running time: 5 hours

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About Victor Bologan

Viktor Bologan, born in 1971, was a pupil of the top Moldavan trainer Vecheslav Chebanenko. For many years Bologan has been the number 1 in Moldava and has represented his country in more than 10 chess Olympiads. His greatest successes were in 2003, when he first of all won the Aeroflot Open and then the famous Dortmund Tournament, ahead of Kramnik and Anand. The Moldovan has extensive experience as a trainer and has also published his first books. He's currently serving as the Executive Director of FIDE under the administration of President Arkadij Dvorkovich.


Winning with the Ruy Lopez Vol. 1 - 3

Really, among the open games the only opening with which White can really fight for an advantage in the long term is the Ruy Lopez. But in order to make this serious effort, he has buckle down and learn a whole series of sub-variations. That is what the professionals do, including of course Viktor Bologan, who now reveals the secrets of his own grandmaster repertoire.

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