The Open Ruy Lopez (also known as the Open Spanish) has always been a popular choice at both club level and at grandmster level, where it has withstood the test of time after decades of close scrutiny. It offers both sides the opportunity for a sharp clash of forcs in which the beeter prepared player will ofen come out on top. I is therefore no surprise, that fighting players such as Victor Korchnoi and Jan Timman have always used the Open Ruy Lopez as an important weapon in their armoury.
- A fascinating insight into the Open Ruy Lopez from one of its foremost proponents
- Explains the basic elements, strategies and tactics for both sides
- Offers an accessible, digestible blend of explanatory and theoretical material