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Easy Guide to the Ruy Lopez [Paperback]

John Emms
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July 1 1999 Easy Guide
In this easy-to-follow guide, you are taken through the main concepts that underlie the Ruy Lopez, leading on to a carefully organized repertoire. The content is up-to-date and contains enough information to enable you to play the Ruy Lopez with confidence without you being flooded with extraneous detail. Written by a renowned Ruy Lopez expert, this guide covers all Black's main replies. Everyman's Easy Guide series represents a new approach to chess opening books: just enough detail and just enough explanation to enable readers to play an opening with confidence, without months of memorizing theory-the easy way to master a chess opening. Grandmaster John Emms is one of the stars of English chess, and shared first place in the super-strong 1997 British Championship. He is an extremely experienced player and trainer, and part of the team that wrote Everyman's one-volume openings encyclopedia, Nunn's Chess Openings.

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In this easy-to-follow guide, you are taken through the main concepts that underlie the Ruy Lopez, leading on to a carefully organized repertoire. The content is up-to-date and contains enough information to enable you to play the Ruy Lopez with confidence without you being flooded with extraneous detail. Written by a renowned Ruy Lopez expert, this guide covers all Black's main replies. Everyman's Easy Guide series represents a new approach to chess opening books: just enough detail and just enough explanation to enable readers to play an opening with confidence, without months of memorizing theory-the easy way to master a chess opening. Grandmaster John Emms is one of the stars of English chess, and shared first place in the super-strong 1997 British Championship. He is an extremely experienced player and trainer, and part of the team that wrote Everyman's one-volume openings encyclopedia, Nunn's Chess Openings. (5 11/16 X 8 3/16, 144 pages, illustrations)

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John Emms is one of Britain¿s strongest Grandmasters and is a member of the English national team. He has also carved out a reputation for being an excellent chess writer and has many works under his name. He is co-author of the very popular openings bible Nunn¿s Chess Openings.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good easy-guide book to learn this opening June 18 2004
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Hello I'm a player who first used to play openings like the scotch gambit, and the itialian (Bc4), but I began to see it is difficult to get a opening advantage with that openings and the tricks only work until 1800-level. In this book you get the ideas and the most impotant variantions. The subvariations are not to much mentioned but most of the times that's because you have to be able to refuse the worse moves yourself. It's rather written for the white side, but it's more objective than most books. It's a repertoire book and there are parts of the ruy lopez like the Marshall gambit you won't find here because they advice for white to play the anti-marshall. I think that's a adventage so you won't have to see in a game yourself why some variations are worse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good easy-guide book to learn this opening June 18 2004
By A Customer
Hello I'm a player who first used to play openings like the scotch gambit, and the itialian (Bc4), but I began to see it is difficult to get a opening advantage with that openings and the tricks only work until 1800-level. In this book you get the ideas and the most impotant variantions. The subvariations are not to much mentioned but most of the times that's because you have to be able to refuse the worse moves yourself. It's rather written for the white side, but it's more objective than most books. It's a repertoire book and there are parts of the ruy lopez like the Marshall gambit you won't find here because they advice for white to play the anti-marshall. I think that's a adventage so you won't have to see in a game yourself why some variations are worse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Working Picture of the Opening Jan. 10 2000
This book offers advice for the practitioner of the Spanish. It is reasonably complete in the fact that it covers the opening from the point of view of black's responses.
As you know the Spanish goes 1. e4-e5, 2. Nf3-Nc6 3. Bb5 ... It is here where the author starts. The book goes through all the major variations in some detail. (Often my computer will eventually diverge down some hidden lines of play which were overlooked by this book.) The only major drawback with this book is that the exchange variation is not covered in-depth.
Overall, this is a good book and recomended for any player. (Also, if you are a beginner and are looking to study the openings, the Ruy Lopez and the Queen's Gambit are a good place to start.)
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