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I was looking for a book on the ruy lopez from blacks perspective. I like the Chigorin Variation, but I haven't been able to find any book that cover this line. The book would also need to cover how to play the Exchange variation and whites other alternatives.
Look for a book on the Ruy, forget which side. One common problem with "Repertoire" books is they get too involved with cheerleading for their side and make omissions, mistakes, over optimistic evaluations, etc. If you must have a black view, try:
Play 1e4 e5: A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Open Games (Everyman Chess) by Nigel Davies (Paperback - Nov 1, 2005) - Illustrated
its a good book that has a lot of information. Don't forget, white has several sidesteps even before the Ruy Exchange.
I always recommend Mastering the Spanish by Danny King & Pietro Ponzetto, if you can find it. Discusses in depth the strategic plans for both sides, categorized by central pawn formation.
thanks for the input I'll have to check those books out.
I like The Complete Spanish by A. Suetin .
by scottk74 2 minutes ago
Fact: Carlsen will be historically mediocre
by brankz 3 minutes ago
12/6/2013 - Mate in 8
by deepak64 5 minutes ago
cant unusual openings be used to fox stronger opponents more often than not?
by RustInTime 9 minutes ago
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
by 42FlamingZombies 9 minutes ago
How is this draw by insufficient material? I should have won on time
by Lisztae 10 minutes ago
what is this whole "carlsen plays like a computer" nonsense
by brankz 14 minutes ago
12/5/2013 - Too Many Attackers, Too Little Defenders
by hafiznabolsi 14 minutes ago
Carlsen is mediocre - my analyses
by badger_song 20 minutes ago
The bad thing about chess is its fixed starting position.
by socialista 23 minutes ago
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