Author John Shaw goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Ruy Lopez and its many variations. Starting Out: Ruy Lopez by John Shaw (). / The Ruy Lopez. A wild and original idea does not often turn out to be a successful concept. This is home study, I started to notice that many players spend large amounts of time on Anatoly Karpov: Master specialist of structures in the Ruy Lopez (photo Jos .

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With these three moves, White immediately puts pressure on the center.

Following these ideas, White achieves the 3 main goals of any opening: control of the center, rapid development, and preparation for castling to safety. Unsurprisingly, there are many variations to choose from in the Ruy Lopez Opening for both sides.

In the following article, we want to provide you with an overview of three of the most common lines. The variation starts with the moves 1. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6. Now, taking the e5-pawn with 5.

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Nxe5 is no good because Black has the strong response 5…Qd4, forking the knight and the e4-pawn. Black threatens to capture the e4-pawn with check, forcing the queen exchange and preventing White from castling.

This only brings trouble for White who should away from this line. White has a couple of moves at his disposal on move 5 5. Nc3, 5.

Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 see the diagram below : This position shows the basic Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation pawn structure. White already has better control of the center and has stuck Black with doubled pawns. These doubled pawns can either be a weakness or a strength, depending on how Black uses them and how White fights against them.

In a late endgame with many of the pieces traded off, this doubled pawn will be a big problem for Black because his pawn majority on the queenside 4 vs 3 is nullified. With pieces on the board, however, this doubled pawn is less of a liability. Aside from the pawn majority problem for Black, he does have an extra half-open file available that White does not have. Both sides have the open d-file to use but only Black has the half-open e-file leading towards the e4-pawn that could be a potential target.

Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez

Black can also begin to push his c-pawns to c5 and c6 in order to control more space. The Closed Ruy Lopez Instead of taking the knight after 1. Ba4, Black always has the opportunity of playing the move …b5, breaking the potential pin against along the a4-e8 diagonal.

But in establishing his pawn on e5, and maintaining it there with the assistance of In the diagram position, White is ready to attack e5 with d2-d4, and the b5-pawn with a2-a4. This means that the pawn on e5 is both an asset — it restrains the energy of the white pieces — and a liability as it is a target for attack with d4. Regarding the pawn on b5, if Black 8 Introduction manages to develop his pieces efficiently, and White plays with insufficient accuracy or vigour, it might become a virtue — the spearhead of a queenside pawn advance.

But certainly for the opening phase, and often long into the middlegame, the pawn on b5 remains fragile. We might say that the fate of the b5-pawn is one of the most important factors in deciding the outcome of a Ruy Lopez game. As the game develops, with White playing a2-a4, Black often has to tie down one of his big pieces to defend b5, thereby losing energy. Nonetheless, it has to be repeated that the pawns on b5 and e5, though potential targets and a structural liability, are also doing a valuable job.

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The e5-pawn stops White over running the centre with the advance e4-e5, which would energize the white pieces as a prelude to an attack on the black king. The pawn on b5, whilst statically weak, is guarding the c4-square — as will be seen, this can be a useful post for a white knight in the middlegame.

It also blocks an attack by White on the a6-pawn that sits behind it. No other mainline opening exposes the black pawns to such long-term attack. Black is downloading a safe and full development, and restraining the power of the white pieces, at the cost of a couple of static blemishes in his pawn structure.

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Is it a price worth paying? If these seem too easy or too hard, or to have no clear answers, never mind! You are at least learning the right questions you should be asking yourself in a certain type of position, and that is half the battle when it comes to finding good moves. When opening theory comes to an end, a difficult stage of a game is reached wherein opportunities are either converted into a promising long-term plan or allowed to fade away due to irresolute play.

Where necessary, supplementary games and excerpts have been added to further reinforce the ideas under discussion. I hope you enjoy examining the great ideas of great minds in this book. Nonetheless, it is alive and kicking more than years later.

Without any preparation, Black challenges the e4pawn. There is no definite refutation, and Radjabov has played it with success at the highest level.

Playing like this requires an adventurous spirit combined with some hard knowledge of theory. Game 34 K. For example In contrast after It allows Black to build a big centre, but White aims to cut it down to size with the help of some sharp tactics.

For example if Against Or if Question: Okay, but after It looks all wrong to me. Generally speaking in the Ruy Lopez, the downfall of the e4-pawn is a cause of celebration for Black, and a source of regret for White. But here things have happened very fast — the black king is still in the centre and his defences have been weakened by the removal of the f7-pawn. Does Black really have time to construct a pawn centre and also get the king to safety?

It has to be challenged by the black pieces — but how?

This is the most popular move at the time of writing. The ambitious alternative Lahno defends her knight and keeps up pressure on the black centre. Answer: Be patient! The next game will answer this question.

Still, building a broad pawn centre was the whole point of dislodging the white pawn from e4. You could say that a centre is only as powerful as the pieces that are supporting it.No other mainline opening exposes the black pawns to such long-term attack.

It has been used, or defended against, by virtually all the greatest players in the history of chess. White already has better control of the center and has stuck Black with doubled pawns.

Lahno calmly defends her knight and strengthens the pin on g8. Hot Topics. But if you're looking for a starter book, this and any of the Everyman Starting Out series that I have studied, which is most of them, are great places to start. With pieces on the board, however, this doubled pawn is less of a liability. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 11,