The venerable Ruy Lopez opening 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 significant contribution on how to play against the Berlin Defence amongst other new ideas.
About the Author:
Andrew David Martin (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master.
Martin has won various national and international tournaments. He has been playing for years in the Four Nations Chess League, at present (July 2009) for Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher, previously for the Camberley Chess Club. Martin received his title as international master in1984.
He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000.
Andrew Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications.
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