Rocking the Ruy Lopez – GM Leonid Kritz

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Why is the Ruy Lopez the most popular chess opening ever played? Why do World Chess Champions love to play the Ruy Lopez? Why do chess trainers frequently recommend their students to play the Ruy Lopez? Because there does not exist a more versatile and dynamic chess opening (for both sides!).

To achieve great success with the Ruy Lopez, you must deeply understand the fine balance between long-term positional maneuvers and immediate tactical combinations. This is why nearly World Chess Champion in the history of the game has frequently played the Ruy Lopez - the vastly important subtleties behind every move and plan!

This is why chess trainers almost always recommend their rising students to play the Ruy Lopez - to develop a finely tuned intuition that senses the changing demands, both positional and tactical, of every move in every position. <strong>If you want to take your game to the next level, truly learning and grasping the concepts of the Ruy Lopez is a critical step in the process.</strong>

[quote]I put a great stake in the Ruy Lopez: I like it, feel it, and understand it¨ - 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov[/quote]

<img class="alignright wp-image-10027 size-full" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Grandmaster-Leonid-Kritz.png" alt="Grandmaster Leonid Kritz" width="317" height="397" />This 2 volume chess DVD set presents over 5.5 hours of elite grandmaster content, presented by experienced chess trainer GM Leonid Kritz. ¨Rocking the Ruy Lopez¨ examines all of the main lines of the Ruy Lopez as well as every sideline and rare gambit that you could encounter with the white pieces. After watching this chess DVD, you will develop a much higher understanding of general positional chess.

<strong>Your results will skyrocket, not only in the Ruy Lopez but in any opening - because you will truly comprehend how to combine long-term strategy with the immediate tactical demands of the position.</strong>

With over a decade of impressive tournament success with the Ruy Lopez, GM Kritz is very proud to present his extensive knowledge of this complicated opening system.

Grandmaster Kritz is quick to emphasize that ¨Studying the Spanish Game is crucial not only for your opening repertoire but much more for your general chess education!¨

[quote]The Ruy Lopez occupied a constant place in my opening repertoire. In it is reflected the classical interpretation of the problem of the center ¨ - 7th World Champion Vassily Smyslov[/quote]
<h3>VOLUME 1 - CHAPTER OUTLINE</h3>
<strong>1. Arkhangelsk Variation
2. Open Spanish
3. Anti-Marshall Attack
4. Marshall Attack with d3</strong>
<h3>VOLUME 2 - CHAPTER OUTLINE</h3>
<strong>1. Zaitsev Variation
2. Breyer Variation
3. Chigorin 9…Na5-10…d5
4. Graf Variation
5. Chigorin Side Lines
6. Chigorin Main Line</strong>
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Warning! If you don't like ope

Warning! If you don't like openings filled with theory up to 20-30 moves deep this course is not for you because it starts out with 20 moves into theory in the first video. That being said, this course integrates ideas with theory for example to great 18.Rxf6! in the first video that gives white a much better position. I think this video series can be used by players all the way up to expert or FM level. An example of ideas plus theory is the **** break 7.a4 that accompanies a good lot of theory right after. In a couple of variations, I wondered why black couldn't take the e4 **** and GM Leonid Kritz showed me how to punish those grubby **** grabbers. Sean Gao

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01/04/2019
seanthesheepgao

Warning! If you don't like ope

Warning! If you don't like openings filled with theory up to 20-30 moves deep this course is not for you because it starts out with 20 moves into theory in the first video. That being said, this course integrates ideas with theory for example to great 18.Rxf6! in the first video that gives white a much better position. I think this video series can be used by players all the way up to expert or FM level. An example of ideas plus theory is the **** break 7.a4 that accompanies a good lot of theory right after. In a couple of variations, I wondered why black couldn't take the e4 **** and GM Leonid Kritz showed me how to punish those grubby **** grabbers.

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09/01/2014
Michell H.

This DVD is a complete transfo

This DVD is a complete transformation. I was having some doubts about studying with a DVD instead with books, but I found this way very useful and I can practice while I 'm watching the DVD.

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09/01/2014
Alfred H.

Almost 6 hours of training, wi

Almost 6 hours of training, with a lot of variant of the Ruy Lopez opening. I can't believe it! After watch this DVD I feel I can play like a GM.

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08/03/2013
Calvin Hori

Another great job by GM Kritz

Another great job by GM Kritz in explaining a popular opening which has been "analyzed to death" in under 6 hours! You can spend $$$$ on the dozens of Ruy Lopez books out there, but it so much more instructive to learn one-on-one with an established expert on the opening. The retention rate via the DVD is so much better than "book" learning. Own this one!


Overview

Empire Chess Volume 20

Why is the Ruy Lopez the most popular chess opening ever played? Why do World Chess Champions love to play the Ruy Lopez? Why do chess trainers frequently recommend their students to play the Ruy Lopez? Because there does not exist a more versatile and dynamic chess opening (for both sides!).

To achieve great success with the Ruy Lopez, you must deeply understand the fine balance between long-term positional maneuvers and immediate tactical combinations. This is why nearly World Chess Champion in the history of the game has frequently played the Ruy Lopez – the vastly important subtleties behind every move and plan!

This is why chess trainers almost always recommend their rising students to play the Ruy Lopez – to develop a finely tuned intuition that senses the changing demands, both positional and tactical, of every move in every position. If you want to take your game to the next level, truly learning and grasping the concepts of the Ruy Lopez is a critical step in the process.

[quote]I put a great stake in the Ruy Lopez: I like it, feel it, and understand it¨ – 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov[/quote]

Grandmaster Leonid KritzThis 2 volume chess DVD set presents over 5.5 hours of elite grandmaster content, presented by experienced chess trainer GM Leonid Kritz. ¨Rocking the Ruy Lopez¨ examines all of the main lines of the Ruy Lopez as well as every sideline and rare gambit that you could encounter with the white pieces. After watching this chess DVD, you will develop a much higher understanding of general positional chess.

Your results will skyrocket, not only in the Ruy Lopez but in any opening – because you will truly comprehend how to combine long-term strategy with the immediate tactical demands of the position.

With over a decade of impressive tournament success with the Ruy Lopez, GM Kritz is very proud to present his extensive knowledge of this complicated opening system.

Grandmaster Kritz is quick to emphasize that ¨Studying the Spanish Game is crucial not only for your opening repertoire but much more for your general chess education!¨

[quote]The Ruy Lopez occupied a constant place in my opening repertoire. In it is reflected the classical interpretation of the problem of the center ¨ – 7th World Champion Vassily Smyslov[/quote]

VOLUME 1 – CHAPTER OUTLINE

1. Arkhangelsk Variation
2. Open Spanish
3. Anti-Marshall Attack
4. Marshall Attack with d3

VOLUME 2 – CHAPTER OUTLINE

1. Zaitsev Variation
2. Breyer Variation
3. Chigorin 9…Na5-10…d5
4. Graf Variation
5. Chigorin Side Lines
6. Chigorin Main Line


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