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Reply #10 - 01/03/13 at 06:25:10
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Re: Need good references for Ruy
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Zatarra wrote on 12/28/12 at 23:48:27:
I bit the bullet and bought a gold membership for 2013.  Now id like to take the advice of many on here and search through Mr Mo's spanish info.  but search results for "Mr Mo" dont return anything.  Could I possibly get someone pointing me at the right place please?

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Re: Need good references for Ruy
Reply #8 - 12/29/12 at 00:00:36
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Mr. Mo = Paul Motwani
  
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I bit the bullet and bought a gold membership for 2013.  Now id like to take the advice of many on here and search through Mr Mo's spanish info.  but search results for "Mr Mo" dont return anything.  Could I possibly get someone pointing me at the right place please?

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Re: Need good references for Ruy
Reply #6 - 11/13/12 at 10:00:10
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Matemax wrote on 11/13/12 at 09:39:52:
Chesspublishing is best - "amen".

Smiley I have to agree, although the DW-Spanish book has now gone to the printers ...
  
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Re: Need good references for Ruy
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Re: Need good references for Ruy
Reply #4 - 11/13/12 at 08:52:02
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Zatarra wrote on 11/11/12 at 15:33:19:
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I've taken suggestions on here and obtained Neil McDonald’s 'The Ruy Lopez' move by move, it’s a great resource, but mainly just points to 5. d3 and playing the Worrall attack on occasion.  ...


I am a bit puzzled by your comment above. I mean the first part of the book focuses on early-d3 systems, but the following chapters have a lot of games featuring the various main lines and imo McDonald's comments are quite useful. If you need more detail regarding variations, then 'Mastering the Spanish' won't do (great book though)..

I personally prefer databases to search for specific lines that crop up in my games, or maybe a reference book, e.g. NCO, BCO-type.

Another idea is Khalifman's book 'Opening for White According to Anand 1. e4, Volume 2', which deals with the Spanish, but I have not read it and some lines could be out of date (published in 2003/2004). It is also a repertoire book. Maybe someone else here can comment re Khalifman..
  

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Re: Need good references for Ruy
Reply #3 - 11/11/12 at 18:49:44
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If you like DVD material, Bologan has done a 3 volume set on the Ruy for White.

I've watched it, and liked it. Will it improve my play of the Ruy? Only time will tell...
  

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Re: Need good references for Ruy
Reply #2 - 11/11/12 at 17:23:36
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How about "Mastering the Spanish" by King and Ponzetto.. Its a book a bit tricky to get since the book if from  1994 but it explains the Ruy Lopez well. It is a middlegame book with Ruy Lopez structures.
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Re: Need good references for Ruy
Reply #1 - 11/11/12 at 16:58:01
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Chesspublishing 1.e4 section - start with "Mr. Mo's" games to have some fun and then find your way through all the variations
  
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Need good references for Ruy
11/11/12 at 15:33:19
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I’m astonished by the immense volumes of information for the black side of all the Ruy variations.  I am interested in some good solid systems/lines for white.  I would assume that with all that work being done for black, that white's advantage must be ominous or why ponder so much about black's solutions to white lines.  However, the well of publishing for white's ideas seems mostly dry.

I've taken suggestions on here and obtained Neil McDonald’s 'The Ruy Lopez' move by move, it’s a great resource, but mainly just points to 5. d3 and playing the Worrall attack on occasion.  I like this book but obviously there are a lot more main and sidelines to focus on.  The more I study the less I seem to find, lol.  It’s to the point where I might begin to ponder 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 and change to the well beaten horse of the scotch game.

While I’m sure there isn’t probably one single book to address my problems here, can I get some more suggestions on resources for this study?  Or shall I just play 3 d4 and move along?

Thanks in advance


  
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