Practical Repertoire against Ruy Lopez
We are happy to announce the latest opening project of GM Pavel Eljanov - Practical Repertoire against Ruy Lopez.
In the current database, Eljanov provides a repertoire for Black after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5!?
In the introduction to the database, GM Eljanov writes:
Being a long-time devotee of the Sicilian Defense, I began studying the Ruy Lopez at a relatively late stage of my career as a grandmaster. My initial concentration was on popular variations of the main 3.. .a6 Ruy Lopez, such as the Chigorin. I have played both the Breyer and the Zaitsev while looking in the meantime after earlier deviations, including on the move 3. Naturally, the trendy Berlin variation did not escape my attention. Indeed, the other minor opening lines have not been underestimated.
In this selection, I have decided to examine a rare one with 3...Bc5, which has practically never been tested (although it is likely to transpose through various move orders) at the highest level. It also intersects with the excellent database of Marin's, where he suggests going firstly 3...a6 and only then 4...Bc5 (which is quite popular nowadays), but at the same time I am giving completely different options in many directions.
The database consists of 7 theoretical chapters, 14 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and a Video Version (approx.2h Running Time).
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