In chess, the Spanish Opening, also called the Ruy Lopez, is so respected that many Black players immediately start defending. Brunello shows that Black can engage in a tense fight for the win right from the start. He offers coverage of three ambitious counterattacking gambits, the Marshall, the Schliemann and the brand new Gajewski. These three gambits have all been tested by top-10 players, with good results, in recent years.
Attacking the Spanish
A Layman's Guide to the Supergrandmasters' Favourite Gambit
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.
Understanding The Marshall Attack
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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.
Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish