Ruy Lopez - Part 8

Jul 16, 2012, 8:03 AM |

It would be remiss of me if I did not share with you the Classical Defense to the Ruy Lopez. Which brings up the question: What does it mean for an opening to be called classical? It's quite simple, the classical variation is the one the fights to control the center, by placing it's pawns there; as opposed to the hypermodern variations that try to control the middle with it's pieces, from a distance.  So without futher adieu,

BK Academy of Chess presents:

Link for if video does not work: Ruy Lopez Classical Defense -

In my opinion, Jose Capablanca was one of the finest classical chess players ever.