Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov

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Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire with GM Marian Petrov

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Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire With Gm Marian Petrov

GM Marian Petrov is back with his complete guide to this fascinating opening. His 10-hour Complete Ruy Lopez walks you through every major variation, explaining how the different choices change the dynamic of the game.

The Ruy Lopez is the opening that Kramnik used to take Kasparov’s world crown. It’s one of the two openings that Anand says all players simply must master if they want to get really good at the game.

It’s strategic, tactical, offers play on the queenside, kingside and in the center. Direct attacking play, positional squeezes. Learn how to play the Ruy Lopez well and you’re not just learning an opening, you’re learning chess.

In this incredible course, GM Marian Petrov reveals the ideas behind every major Ruy Lopez variation, backing them up with model games played by World Champions from Steinitz to Magnus Carlsen!

Right now, the Ruy Lopez is THE most important opening you can learn.

It may have been played for over 500 years but Google’s AI AlphaZero not only rediscovered it, it proved the Ruy Lopez is the BEST continuation for both colors after 1.e4.

About the Author:

Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world.

GM Petrov is also a FIDE trainer and was the coach of Team Wales at the 2016 Baku Olympiad. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.

How is this course going to help me?

Each variation has a theory and practice section, with GM games (mostly from World Champions) illustrating the middlegame themes and strategies.

Here’s part of what you’ll see in Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire:

  • Complete Ruy Lopez Repertoire With Gm Marian PetrovThe crazy must-know line in the Berlin that either gives one side a win in 15 moves or leads to an attacking imbalanced endgame. Chapter 5 gives you the insights to win with either color after …Bxh2+!
  • Bobby Fischer’s secret weapon. In the 1966 Olympiad, Fischer destroyed Portisch, Gligoric, and Jimenez with his new ideas in the exchange variation (4.Bxc6). GM Petrov explains how to apply Fischer’s strategy in chapter 6.
  • Playing the Marshall Attack. Kasparov considered the Marshall Attack so dangerous that he never allowed it as White. It’s razor-sharp and one slip means a quick loss for either side. Learn the 4 key things to look out for in chapter 9.
  • The thematic knight sacrifice that Karpov shocked another World Champion with – you can use this idea whenever Black fianchettos kingside!
  • When to use Lasker’s trademark e4-f5 pawn setup to effectively paralyze your opponent’s pieces and attack unopposed.

Studying GM Petrov’s lessons is the clearest path to becoming adept at the Ruy Lopez, the opening everyone is going to be playing by next year.

This is your real chance to get ahead of the curve!

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10 hours

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Chapter List:

  • The Ruy Lopez with  3…d6
  • The Ruy Lopez with  3…g6
  • The Ruy Lopez with  3…Nd4 and 3…Bc5
  • The Ruy Lopez with 4  3.f5
  • The Ruy Lopez with 3…Nf6
  • The Ruy Lopez with 4.Bc6
  • The Ruy Lopez with 5…Nxe4
  • The Ruy Lopez with an  Early b5
  • The Ruy Lopez – Marshall Attack
  • The Ruy Lopez – Main lines