Winning In The Lopez

Winning In The Lopez

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Jan 1, 2017, 12:00 AM |
0 | Opening Theory

There's no such thing as too much Ruy Lopez. This time GM Ivan Sokolov makes his Chess.com debut with a new take on winning with White in the most popular opening. You'll enjoy the in-depth analysis and final verdicts on some of those sidelines you that might have you on the fence. 

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Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4.Nge7 GM Ivan Sokolov makes his Chess.com video debut with an in-depth lesson on the classical Ruy Lopez. You might not realize some of the hidden advantages of the classical move order, but GM Sokolov is here to guide you on this deep dive into historical chess theory. In this lesson, learn the two main options White has on the fourth move of the traditional Lopez, and see how Black’s knight responds in each option—including the lines GM Sokolov recommends himself. 

Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: ...Nd4 GM Ivan Sokolov wraps up his five-part series on the Lopez with a video on 4...Nd4, a surprising weapon that he has used on the very levels. Learn how to escape passivity and take the fight to White!

Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: ...f5 Main Lines Theoretician and GM, Ivan Sokolov, is here to bolster your knowledge of 3...Bc5 4.c3 f5!? in the Ruy Lopez. Come along for a wild ride as Sokolov shows you how to take the fight to White in these challenging and intricate lines.

Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: ...f5 Sidelines In part three of his series on the Ruy Lopez, Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov shows you key theory in the exciting 3...Bc5 and 4...f5 lines in the Ruy Lopez. While you book up, enjoy the some incredible miniatures such as the astonishing battle battle GM Grigorian vs. GM Dzindichashvili.

Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4...Nf6 GM Ivan Sokolov continues his lesson on in-depth Ruy Lopez theory with the most common fourth move, …Nf6. If you play the Ruy Lopez from either side, you absolutely must know the consequences of this move. Learn this important opening from one of the leading Lopez theoreticians of all time—and find out how the opening has evolved since the days of Bobby Fischer.

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