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Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black

How to Play for a Win Against the Spanish Opening

Product 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!

And there’s a lot more:
-- A quick guide for those who are new to the Ruy Lopez and have little time
-- An instructive strategy section: how pawn structures define important themes
-- The Fast Lane repertoire (in every chapter) indicates the minimum you need to know
-- A wealth of new ideas in old lines
-- A clear-cut presentation of tactical motifs
-- Transpositions and move-order subtleties are clearly identified
-- Traps & tricks are visually marked
-- Many examples from Bologan’s own games
-- 2200 games referenced and presented in a separate index
-- Lots of practical tips

Victor Bologan has taken the chess opening repertoire book to a next level. He has created a unique instrument of chess instruction for players of almost any playing strength.

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Customer Reviews

Bologan explains the Marshall and what to do if White avoids it Review by Don
This is is followup book to his "Black Weapon's"... which is an outstanding book by itself, but this one is even better. Probably the most comprehensive book on the Marshall and what to do when White opts to play the Exchange, or one of the Anti-Marshall defenses, or some other line where it may suit Black to play a traditional closed line such as the Breyer. As a correspondence player I have found this to be a great guide in the various opening responses. The explanations are great (with humor and historical reference), the analysis is extremely detailed and the provided alternatives are real with concrete followup strategies. (Posted on 1/5/2019)

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Additional Information

ISBN 9789056916077
Manufacturer New in Chess
Author/s Victor Bologan
Pages 528 Pages
Publication Date Dec 15, 2015
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
Book Binding Type Paperback