Fighting the Ruy Lopez: A Grandmaster's Repertoire Against the Ruy Lopez

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The Ruy Lopez is a hugely popular opening, and anyone who plays 1 e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable answer ready. This book provides a solution.

Drawing upon his years of experience facing the Lopez, Grandmaster Milos Pavlovic devises a sound yet ambitious repertoire for Black based on the legendary Marshall Attack.

The Marshall is a perfect counter-attacking weapon, as it avoids passive positions and the so-called ‘Spanish torture’. Furthermore, Black’s tactical and positional goals are usually clear-cut and often involve a direct attack against White’s king.

The effectiveness of the Marshall is clear if you consider that the last two world champions have both suffered crushing defeats on the white side (Kramnik vs Leko, Brissago 2004; Anand vs Aronian, Morelia 2008) whilst Garry Kasparov always avoided it with White.

• A complete repertoire against the Ruy Lopez
• Highlights the typical plans for both sides
• Full of original ideas and analysis

Milos Pavlovic is a Serbian Grandmaster and a former Yugoslav Champion. He has enjoyed many tournament successes and has represented his country on numerous occasions.

He's a renowned trainer who has worked with many top players and has written for worldwide publications such as Chess Informant and New In Chess.


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Edition : Paperback
Publication date : June 17, 2009
Number of pages : 174
Publisher : Everyman
Weight : 294 gram
ISBN : 9781857445909