Chess openings: Learn Ruy Lopez for Black with Chess Master
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Chess openings: Learn Ruy Lopez for Black with Chess Master

Chess opening every chess player must know. With the incredibly popular Ruy Lopez, you can play many good chess games.
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Created by Tigran Petrosyan
Last updated 8/2019
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The oldest and most played chess opening
  • How to get a solid position after few moves
  • Switching from the opening to the middle game and endgame
Requirements
  • Basic understanding of chess
  • Basic-intermediate understanding of chess opening principles
Description

Every chess opening has a main objective. Some positional advantage or attack that you're trying to achieve.

Ruy Lopez was a Spanish priest and chess lover, who wrote a book in 1561 about chess opening techniques. Named after him, this chess opening has become one of the most heavily analysed openings in today’s game and continues to enjoy incredible popularity at all levels.

The main idea behind Ruy Lopez opening for black is to have an easy and clear development in the beginning of the game. Depending on the style, the chess player can choose to play sharp and open game with lots of tactics, or to play closed variation, preferring to maneuver.

During this course, both options for black are described, so depending on your chess game style, you can choose your favourite variation.

Who this course is for:
  • Chess enthusiasts for improving their opening technique
  • For professionals with ELO 1700-2300
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 04:10:04
+ Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation
4 lectures 40:42
Main move d4 followed by Ne2
09:48
Main Variation With Nb3 part 1
09:11
Main Variation With Nb3 part2
12:14
+ Ruy Lopez 5.d4 and 5.d3
3 lectures 28:41
Ruy Lopez 5.d3 variation
13:26
Ruy Lopez 5.d4 variation Part 1
10:09
Ruy Lopez 5.d4 variation Part 2
05:06
+ Ruy Lopez Open Variation
7 lectures 52:56
Ruy Lopez Open Variation secondary moves
07:17
Ruy Lopez Open Variation 9.a4
08:46
Ruy Lopez Open Variation 9.Be3
07:35
Ruy Lopez Open Variation 9.Qe2
08:49
Ruy Lopez Open Variation 9.Nbd2 part 1
06:03
Ruy Lopez Open Variation 9.Nbd2 part 2
07:36
Ruy Lopez Open Variation 9.c3
06:50
+ Ruy Lopez Closed Variation Secondary Moves
3 lectures 25:27
Ruy Lopez Closed Variation Secondary Moves part 1
09:07
Ruy Lopez Closed Variation Secondary Moves part 2
10:51
Ruy Lopez Closed Variation Secondary Moves part 3
05:29
+ Ruy Lopez Closed Variation 9.d4 Without h3
3 lectures 26:25
Ruy Lopez Closed Variation 9.d4 without h3 part 1
06:17
Ruy Lopez Closed Variation 9.d4 without h3 part 2
08:23
Ruy Lopez Closed Variation 9.d4 without h3 part 3
11:45
+ Ruy Lopez Closed Variation Chigorin Variation
3 lectures 17:59
Ruy Lopez Chigorin Variation part 1
06:32
Ruy Lopez Chigorin Variation part 2
05:14
Ruy Lopez Chigorin Variation part 3
06:13
+ Ruy Lopez Closed Variation Breyer Variation
6 lectures 51:15
Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation c4 move
09:26
Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation Main Moves part 1
07:37
Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation Main Moves part 2
07:22
Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation Main Moves part 3
11:07
Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation Main Moves part 4
09:36
Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation Bonus Move
06:07
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 01:40
What to do next?
01:40