By Sverre Johnsen
“I think of it the simplest ‘Ruy Lopez for Black’ publication generally ... it has a massive quantity of fabric on rules and topics, process within the Ruy, and the way to arrange and perform openings.” - IM John Watson, The Week in Chess
The Ruy Lopez (or Spanish beginning) is without doubt one of the serious chess battlegrounds. It has lengthy been steered as a superb chess beginning for education reasons, because it results in a large choice of buildings and methods. This booklet is an entire consultant to dealing with the black aspect of the Lopez, dependent mostly round the Zaitsev version, upon which Anatoly Karpov relied in the course of a lot of his occupation. This line ends up in sharp play, frequently in open battles the place Black profits energetic counterplay and demanding situations White to grab the initiative at the kingside. The authors clarify intimately how Black can climate the typhoon. in addition they clarify how Black can deal with the sensible challenge of the Ng5 repetition, and suggest trustworthy approaches opposed to White’s different suggestions within the Lopez, taking off with the alternate edition, and relocating directly to quite a few closed platforms. all through, the emphasis is on what readers really need to understand and comprehend with a purpose to play the outlet effectively in perform. there's a good deal of clarification of significant rules, and the authors take pains to steer their readers clear of capability pitfalls.
“I really loved Johannessen’s preface ... many helpful information are offered for gamers over 1600. The study and research are decent and present. A well-written and well-researched publication” - Lou Mercuri, Chess Horizons
Sverre Johnsen is a FIDE-rated participant from Norway. he's an enthusiastic chess analyst, researcher and author, and co-author of Win with the London approach the most well known openings books of modern years. Leif Johannessen is a tender grandmaster, additionally from Norway. He performs in numerous nationwide leagues and has represented his kingdom in lots of staff occasions. the standard of his commencing training is proven through the truth that he received the prize for many very important theoretical novelty in Informator 92.
“Good chess starting books are all approximately ‘feel’ - do you are feeling the authors are making you at domestic within the version, do you are feeling they're giving up their ‘secrets’ to you, the reader, and do you get the sensation they're in your aspect? good, this e-book ratings very hugely during this appreciate, take the Preface, for instance. It’s a 15-page dialogue via GM Johannessen on easy methods to research a chess starting (albeit geared toward the Zaitsev, however the classes are common) - and it does the subject material very good justice. I’ve learn journal and net articles which don't come just about Johannessen’s logical clarification of taking a gap from a notion over a espresso at a chess book shop to a whole a part of your event repertoire. For my cash, the easiest a part of the publication, even if the remainder of the fabric doesn’t lag in the back of in quality.” - Munroe Morrison, Open File
“The booklet is very thorough, with abundant quantities of effectively referenced research, feedback, and enhancements over current thought, a great deal of unique research, and lots of explanatory prose to help the differences. the writer presents special descriptions of the suggestions and long term plans for each side. furthermore, the illustrative video games are expertly annotated and supply additional fabric for the coed to realize an realizing of the hole. I hugely suggest this e-book to gamers who're fascinated with their beginning repertoires and approximately enhancing their total game.” - Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe.com