Ruy Lopez

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8 Total lessons
2.5 Hours of video
0 Exercises
Improver Level
PGN-Files Available

About the course

The Ruy Lopez opening which is also called the Spanish opening is a common used opening in chess and characterized by the following move order 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5. The Ruy Lopez opening which also belongs to the double king’s pawn openings (1.e4 e5), is one of the most played openings and contains a vast number of variations. In this couse we will cover the most common lines and discuss typical ideas, strategies and plans. This opening is used from beginners to world champions and every chess player should have this opening in his repertoire.

Course structure

Lesson 1 Exchange Variation: 4.Bxc6
21:21
  • Exchange Variation: 4.Bxc6
    21:21
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 2 Sidelines and Early d3 Variation
16:49
  • Sidelines and Early d3 Variation
    16:49
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 3 Delayed Exchange and Early d4 Variation
19:00
  • Delayed Exchange and Early d4 Variation
    19:00
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 4 9.d4 Variation
17:20
  • 9.d4 Variation
    17:20
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 5 Closed Mainlines
21:58
  • Closed Mainlines
    21:58
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 6 Non-Closed Mainlines
27:26
  • Non-Closed Mainlines
    27:26
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 7 Berlin Defense - Sidelines after 3...Nf6
17:45
  • Berlin Defense - Sidelines after 3...Nf6
    17:45
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 8 Berlin Defense - The Berlin Wall
15:20
  • Berlin Defense - The Berlin Wall
    15:20
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
  • GM Mackenzie Molner

GM Mackenzie Molner

Mac Molner is an American chess player and gained the grandmaster title in 2013. Besides being an active chess player he also works as a chess coach and commentator at chess tournaments. He has many national titles to his name, including being the 2013 US Open Co-Champion. He also represented the US in the World Junior Championships and started recently writing for the American Chess Magazine.

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ELO (Peak: 2528)
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World Rank

What you’ll learn:

  • 4.Bxc6 Exchange Variation
  • Early d3 Variation and Sidelines
  • Delayed Exchange Variation
  • Early d4 Variation
  • 9.d4 Variation
  • Closed Mainlines
  • Non-Closed Mainlines
  • Berlin Defense

Target Audience

Improver (ELO 1200-1400)

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