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Spanish Opening Bundle by Chess24

4 DVDs
In this 21+ hour bundle on the Spanish Opening (Ruy Lopez), you can enjoy 6 chess courses that will provide you with useful weapons to win with and against the Spanish Opening. The topics covered in this bundle are the 6.d3 Spanish, the Archangel variation, the Berlin Defense, and the Exchange Spanish. These chess courses are presented by GM Peter Svidler, GM Jan Gustafsson, GM Paco Vallejo, GM Laurent Fressinet, and GM Pepe Cuenca.
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Description / Spanish Opening Bundle by Chess24

In this 21+ hour bundle on the Spanish Opening (Ruy Lopez), you can enjoy 6 chess courses that will provide you with useful weapons to win with and against the Spanish Opening.

The topics covered in this bundle are the 6.d3 Spanish, the Archangel variation, the Berlin Defense, and the Exchange Spanish.

These chess courses are presented by GM Peter Svidler, GM Jan Gustafsson, GM Paco Vallejo, GM Laurent Fressinet, and GM Pepe Cuenca.

 

Introduction to the 6.d3 Spanish – GM Peter Svidler

Peter Svidler is back! In this series, the 7-time Russian champion takes a deep look at the move 6.d3 in the Spanish (Ruy Lopez). The secrets of one of the hottest lines at the top level are now available to everybody!

White players can get a complete repertoire to play 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d3. If you’re on the black side, you can still get a full update on the state of theory in this topical line.

Svidler’s Archangels – GM Peter Svidler

The Ruy Lopez (Spanish) has been played for at least 500 years and so it’s no surprise there are many ideas in this classical opening. However, one that has risen in popularity, largely due to the great attacking chances for Black, is the Ruy Lopez Archangel variation, characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5).

The aggressive early bishop move leads to intense, sharp complications which can quickly overpower the unprepared player making it an excellent weapon to have in your repertoire.

In this 4h 19m course, GM Peter Svidler guides you through all the possible variations White might steer towards including the quiet positional lines and the toe-to-toe, attack, and counter-attack variations.

As you would expect from a top-level GM, the attention to detail and depth of the discussion is of the very highest standard, ensuring you are equipped with a world-class Archangel repertoire.

Although aimed at 1800-2200 rated players, Svidler’s clear explanations make this material accessible to any serious student who wishes to get an edge in the opening.

Berlin Wall – GMs Jan Gustafsson and Paco Vallejo

The Berlin Wall (or Berlin Defense) went from relative obscurity to being the most discussed opening in chess when Vladimir Kramnik used it to successfully frustrate Garry Kasparov in 2000, ultimately winning the World Chess Championship.

Since then Magnus Carlsen has employed it in many top games, notably his matches against Vishy Anand in 2013 and 2014.

If you play 1.e4 or meet that move with 1…e5 then this is an opening you need to be familiar with.

GMs Paco Vallejo and Jan Gustafsson join forces to reveal the main ideas for both sides in this 1h 20m course. The early exchange of Queens does not mean the game will be simple and understanding all the opportunities and difficulties, plus their solutions are essential for good results.

This course provides you with everything you need to know to confidently navigate the murky waters of the Berlin Wall and come out on top.

Play The Berlin – GM Laurent Fressinet

French Grandmaster and Magnus Carlsen second Laurent Fressinet teaches you how to play the Berlin Defence with Black.

The Berlin, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6, is arguably the most popular opening at the highest level, pioneered by Vladimir Kramnik and employed by Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen, and many others.

It also happens to be AlphaZero’s first choice against the Ruy Lopez.

Recipe Against Svidler’s d3 in the Spanish – GM Pepe Cuenca

The course aims to provide the viewer with a repertoire for Black against Svidler´s d3 in the Spanish Ruy Lopez.

Introducing himself, GM Pepe Cuenca presents his new video series. It is a recipe against Svidler´s d3 in the Spanish Ruy López, a very interesting weapon.

A Weapon Against the Exchange Spanish – GM Pepe Cuenca

In this video series, GM Pepe Cuenca teaches us how to face the Exchange Variation of the Spanish or Ruy Lopez.

Our objective in this course is to learn a repertoire with Black against the Exchange Variation of the Spanish. This video will provide you with a weapon to fight for a win with the black pieces.

GM Pepe Cuenca introduces the Exchange Variation of the Spanish or Ruy Lopez, a weapon widely used nowadays. Pepe also explains which approach he’s going to follow to face it in this video series.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

ISBN Does not apply
Host GM Jan Gustafsson, GM Paco Vallejo, GM Laurent Fressinet, GM Pepe Cuenca, GM Peter Svidler
Publication Date Apr 5, 2022
Runtime 21+ hours
Region Lock None - Playable Anywhere
Hardware Requirements Standard DVD Player

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