Mastery: Openings

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

Want to learn an opening that doesn't require too much theory and was a favorite of Bobby Fischer? IM Keaton Kiewra teaches you what you need to know to play either side of the fascinating Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation!

  • How To Win With The Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

    Get Started Learning the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation, an important strategic option. White gains a better pawn structure in return for the bishop pair and both players must know what they're aiming for to reach a good position.

    • 11 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Win With The Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation: The Ending

    One of White's main goals in the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation is to reach a winning king and pawn endgame. Follow along as IM Keaton Kiewra explains one of the most important and famous pawn endings in all of chess!

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Win With The Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation: The Delayed Exchange

    If you like the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation, but want to mix things up, you can try the Delayed Exchange! IM Keaton Kiewra demonstrates this tricky line which first lures a Black knight to f6 before entering the exchange structure.

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
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