Publisher: Chessbase, DVD
The venerable Ruy Lopez is one of the most interesting of chess openings. In this diverse and instructive DVD, International Master Andrew Martin explains how the opening works, with the help of mostly recent, complete master games, although there are some classics too! The most important ideas are highlighted and there are some repertoire suggestions, all presented in the light, easy, relaxed style for which this author is noted. Note that this edition includes a 2009 update featuring a signifcant contribution on how to play against the Berlin Defence amongst other new ideas.
Video running time: 3 h 32 min + 1 h 22 min (Update)= 4 h 54 min
Andrew Martin is 51 years old and lives in Yateley, England. He is the Manager of Coaching for the English Chess Federation.
Intro 19:12 min.
Sustained Pressure 12:54 min.
Simplicity 08:36 min.
Solidity 9:50 min.
The Lopez Grip 12:58 min.
Black tries to smash the Ruy Lopez 10:40 min.
Intro to Theory and Berlin 11:38 min.
Berlin 1 5:14 min.
Berlin 2 6:15 min.
Schliemann 16:55 min.
Bird 9:19 min.
Cozio 12:19 min.
The Smyslov Variation 14:55 min.
The Classical Variation 10:50 min.
Berlin Classical 6:28 min.
Chase Variation 8:57 min.
Steinitz Deferred 9:28 min.
Main Line 1 9:06 min.
Main Line 2 7:09 min.
Main Line 3 9:49 min.
Outro 0:48 min.
Ruy Lopez Update 1 / Berlin Defence ; Zude - Strache 24:01 min
Ruy Lopez Update 2 / Berlin Defence ; Shirov - Levin 10.28 min
Ruy Lopez Update 3 / Berlin Defence ; Stellwagen - Carlsen 16.53 min
Ruy Lopez Update 4 / Schliemann Defence ; Carlsen - Radjabov 11:12min
Ruy Lopez Update 5 / Gajewski Variation ; Le Gallo - Kosten 11:09 min
Ruy Lopez Update 6 / Steinitz Variation ; Tiviakov - Eljanov 8:25 min
Ruy Lopez Update Outro 0:17 min
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard