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.