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    The Chigorin Bible
    A Classic Defense to the Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: B0034TH

    This ‘Chigorin bible’ aims to be the ultimate improvement ‘tool’ for club and tournament players in the variation. The first part provides the reader with a good understanding of general plans and strategic concepts and the second part provides direct theoretical knowledge.
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    The Chigorin Bible

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    Understanding Before Moving - Ruy Lopez and Italian Structures
    Catalog Code: B0030TH

    It has been shown that results do not match the amount of study invested in the opening, as in practice it is much harder to navigate your way around an opening when the opponent deviates from theory. This is why Herman treats the study of openings in a completely different way. In this book, he discusses the backgrounds of openings, provides guidelines and explains in an instructive and accessible way the basic principles of a position. In this book, the first in its series, provides an overview of the positions and corresponding plans arising from the Ruy Lopez and Italian openings.
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    Understanding Before Moving - Ruy Lopez and Italian Structures

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    The Schliemann Defence - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0482EM

    White players who enjoy playing the Ruy Lopez (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5) often expect to have an easy time in the opening. Numerous Black systems allow White to complete development with natural moves which often results in a small but clear advantage. Not so The Schliemann. The Schliemann (3 ... f5) is a ferocious beast that immediately takes the fight to White.
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    The Schliemann Defence - Move by Move

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    Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez: Main Lines
    Chess Miniatures
    Catalog Code: B0011CH

    The Ruy Lopez Main Lines, arise (with a few exceptions for move order and such) after 1 e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0. Some of the lines are incredibly theoretical, but rather than burden you with a ton of theory in lines you will have limited chance of using in your own games, the emphasis in this book is on the lines that are more likely to occur in your games.
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    Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez: Main Lines

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    My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez
    Unpublished Ideas and Analysis from Decades of Elite-level Chess
    Catalog Code: B0198GB

    In this book, he opens his extensive opening files and presents the most important games and unused novelties in the Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Game). He also explains the strategies and ideas behind these lines, and places the key games in their historical settings. Anecdotes abound, as do reflections on his key rivals, including Fischer, Karpov, Tal, Larsen, Spassky and Timman.
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    My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez

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    SHOPWORN - The Zaitsev System
    Fresh Ideas and New Weapons for Black in the Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: SWB0179NIC

    The Zaitsev System is one of the most dynamic setups for Black in the ever popular Ruy Lopez chess opening. When Alexey Kuzmin joined the coaching staff of World Champion Anatoly Karpov in the 1980s he started analysing the Zaitsev System, and later continued his investigations as a second of Alexander Morozevich. For this book he has updated and improved his analysis, and found countless innovations that change the assessments of many lines.
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    SHOPWORN - The Zaitsev System

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    CLEARANCE - The Zaitsev System
    Fresh Ideas and New Weapons for Black in the Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: B0179NIC

    The Zaitsev System is one of the most dynamic setups for Black in the ever popular Ruy Lopez chess opening. When Alexey Kuzmin joined the coaching staff of World Champion Anatoly Karpov in the 1980s he started analysing the Zaitsev System, and later continued his investigations as a second of Alexander Morozevich. For this book he has updated and improved his analysis, and found countless innovations that change the assessments of many lines.
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    CLEARANCE - The Zaitsev System

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    The Spanish Main Road
    An Opening Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: B0117EU

    This book presents an opening repertoire for Black to players who are not excited by defending the dull endgames in the “Berlin Wall” variation and who strive for initiative, counterplay and a tense fight, having in mind the strategy of reliability defined by Tigran Petrosian.
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    The Spanish Main Road

    $29.95
    Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black
    How to Play for a Win Against the Spanish Opening
    Catalog Code: B0164NIC

    The Ruy Lopez remains one of the most popular chess openings, both at club level and among top players. In this book, the companion volume to his acclaimed bestseller Bologan’s Black Weapons in the Open Games, Victor Bologan presents a cutting-edge repertoire for Black based on the favorite lines of Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. Bologan’s Ruy Lopez for Black is more than just a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses against the Spanish Opening. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line. It’s actually two books in one!
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    Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black

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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black
    How to Play for a Win Against the Spanish Opening
    Catalog Code: SWB0164NIC

    The Ruy Lopez remains one of the most popular chess openings, both at club level and among top players. In this book, the companion volume to his acclaimed bestseller Bologan’s Black Weapons in the Open Games, Victor Bologan presents a cutting-edge repertoire for Black based on the favorite lines of Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. Bologan’s Ruy Lopez for Black is more than just a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses against the Spanish Opening. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line. It’s actually two books in one!
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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black

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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games
    How To Play For A Win if White Avoids The Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: SWB0147NIC

    If you are ready to play the Ruy Lopez with Black, you also need to be prepared if White avoids the Ruy. In this book Victor Bologan covers all relevant lines with a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses. But Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games is not just another chess opening repertoire book. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line: a common sense approach and an aggressive weapon. It’s actually two books in one
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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games

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    Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games
    How To Play For A Win if White Avoids The Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: B0147NIC

    If you are ready to play the Ruy Lopez with Black, you also need to be prepared if White avoids the Ruy. In this book Victor Bologan covers all relevant lines with a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses. But Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games is not just another chess opening repertoire book. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line: a common sense approach and an aggressive weapon. It’s actually two books in one
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    Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games

    $34.95
    The Cozio Defence
    Anti-Spanish
    Catalog Code: B0104EU

    Alexey Dreev offers a new look at the old system 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 Bb5 Nge7 which is one of the most challenging ways to combat the Spanish. At the beginning of the 21st century this system was given a new impulse and its popularity increased considerably.
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    The Cozio Defence

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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: E-B0363EM

    Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

    $19.95
    Spanish Inquisition - Zaitsev Variation
    Catalog Code: B0216IS

    The Zaitsev variation of the Closed Spanish is a favorite line of many of the world's best chess players, including many World Champions. Until now, however, there has not been a compilation of the theory of the line, together with the relevant lines of the Breyer and Smyslov Variations into which play often transposes. This book is intended for experienced chess players rated 1700 and above. It contains. heavy-duty theory with many ideas simply credited to the appropriate sources and a good deal of unannotated games. The Zaitsev variation leads to rich positional and tactical play which requires deep understanding of chess.
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    Spanish Inquisition - Zaitsev Variation

    $14.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0073QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire 13 – The Open Spanish provides a complete repertoire for Black after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6, based on the Open Variation which occurs after 5.0–0 Nxe4. Black’s system is built on the principles of fast and active development, and fighting for the initiative whenever the opportunity arises.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish

    $39.95
    Schliemann's Defense
    Catalog Code: B0197IS

    The Schliemann Defense is one of the most difficult and dangerous defenses in chess that Black has available. It starts with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 !!!! This is not considered a Gambit because it would be useless for White to take the pawn with 4. exf5. Passive Defense is likely to give White a bad game. So, White must counter with 4. Nc3. There are now two main branches. This book was previously published as a two volume work. However, most players of the Schliemann prefer the second and more risky line, so the two volumes have been combined into one book here. This is an update with the latest new games and analysis on the two main branches of the Schliemann Defense. These branches arise after the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4. The more conservative move favored by most strong players was 5. …. Nf6. The more dangerous and risky line is 5. …. d5, allowing 6. Nxe5 dxe4 7. Nxc6 Qg5. This was thought to have been refuted but now grandmasters and others have proven that it is perfectly playable.
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    Schliemann's Defense

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    How to Play the the Dilworth Attack
    Catalog Code: B0135IS

    In this, the first ever monograph devoted to the line, noted author Eric Schiller explains all of the critical ideas in the opening and endgame, and provides many examples of each from tournament play.
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    How to Play the the Dilworth Attack

    $14.95
    The Berlin Defence
    Catalog Code: B0084EU

    A thorough examination of the popular Berlin Defence (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6).
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    The Berlin Defence

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    The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0334EM

    This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
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    The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

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    EBOOK - The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0334EM

    This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
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    EBOOK - The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

    $19.95
    Spanish Gambits - UPDATED
    Updated in 2011 with New, Improved Lines of Play
    Catalog Code: B0084IS

    The Spanish Chess Opening, also known as the Ruy Lopez, named a Spanish clergyman who made it popular, is one of the oldest and most heavily analyzed of openings, with many variations having been analyzed up to move 20. Yet, there are still new things being discovered about it. This book covers early attempts by either side to wrest the initiative from the other by means of an early pawn sacrifice.
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    Spanish Gambits - UPDATED

    $15.95
    EBOOK - Slay the Spanish
    Weapons Against the Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: E-B0323EM

    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, with a repertoire based on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines, and it's easy to see its appeal. The Modern Steinitz can lead to razor-sharp positions, such as in the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, and Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner.
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    EBOOK - Slay the Spanish

    $19.95
    CLEARANCE - Understanding The Marshall Attack
    A Layman's Guide to the Supergrandmasters' Favourite Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0160GB

    The Marshall Attack is a chess opening like no other. Rather than subjecting himself to the 'Spanish torture' so typical in the Ruy Lopez, Black simply gives away a centre pawn. But in return, he gets long-term attacking chances and activity that can persist well into the endgame.
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    CLEARANCE - Understanding The Marshall Attack

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    EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: E-B0262EM

    The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
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    EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: E-B0016EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Ruy Lopez.

    The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand - the list goes on!
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

    $19.95
    CLEARANCE - Schliemann Defense - Vol. 2 - Classical Variation
    Catalog Code: CB0403RB

    In this book, Grandmaster Leonid Shamkovich and National Master Eric Schiller continue their examination of this variation, which they have been writing about for over a dozen years. They present much new analysis and critically review the many publications which have appeared in recent years.
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    CLEARANCE - Schliemann Defense - Vol. 2 - Classical Variation

    $5.00
    CLEARANCE - Understanding the Spanish
    Catalog Code: B0070BT

    Understanding an opening is more important the knowing a mass of variations. For no opening is this more true than for the Spanish. The most famous of chess openings leads to a deep strategic maneuvering battle. Experienced GM's seem almost clairvoyant when handling the positions. It is not a sixth sense, but a knowledge of the typical maneuvers and themes that enable them to have their pieces where they need them, when they need them. This book provides a complete course in helping the reader to understand those themes.
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    CLEARANCE - Understanding the Spanish

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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation
    Catalog Code: CB0087CD

    Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation
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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

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    CLEARANCE - The Closed Spanish - Karpov/Zaitsev Systems
    Catalog Code: CB0243RB

    Over his five matches for the World Championship against Gary Kasparov, the Closed Spanish was Kasparov's most common defence to the King's Pawn. Time and time again these two great rivals returned to the same dramatic arena armed with new weapons from their laboratories, greatly enriching the theory of these highly fashionable systems and creating a remarkable series of chess masterpieces.
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    CLEARANCE - The Closed Spanish - Karpov/Zaitsev Systems

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    CLEARANCE - Archangel!: A Defense Against the Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: CB0359RB

    Study the 70 key games in this book and learn the 48 carefully selected Power Play! positions and you'll find yourself an instant expert in this effective, little-known answer to the Ruy Lopez. IGM Ron Henley is one of America's strongest players and a born teacher. In 1990 he served as Anatoly Karpov's second in his bid to regain the title from Garry Kasparov. Paul Hodges, a correspondence master both in Britian and the United States, has made a career out of isolating key positions for definitive testing in postal competition.
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    CLEARANCE - Archangel!: A Defense Against the Ruy Lopez

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