Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Main Line Of The Ruy Lopez
Fischer was well known for his use and deep analysis of the Ruy Lopez. This game is taken from the book " Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors".
I like this chess book because each move is commented in plain English somewhat in the sytle of Irving Chernev's book "Logical Chess Move by Move " In that book , Chernev's explains the reasoning behind each move, a good way to improve upon one's chess thinking process.
The game is between Fischer and Shocron at Mar de Plata 1959.
The key is the winning sacrifice Fischer uses at the end of the game.
As always the game is presented in Chess Flash format.
The seond game posted below is the Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez. This game is also taken from the book " Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors".
This is known as the Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez. Black temporarily retreats his knight with the idea of redeploying it on d7.
Karpov vs Spassky Moscow 1973