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Pavlovic: Fighting the Ruy Lopez

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Beschreibung

The Ruy Lopez is a hugely popular opening, and anyone who plays 1 e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable answer ready. This book provides a solution.
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\r\nDrawing upon his years of experience facing the Lopez, Grandmaster Milos Pavlovic devises a sound yet ambitious repertoire for Black based on the legendary Marshall Attack. The Marshall is a perfect counter-attacking weapon, as it avoids passive positions and the so-called ‘Spanish torture’. Furthermore, Black’s tactical and positional goals are usually clear-cut and often involve a direct attack against White’s king. The effectiveness of the Marshall is clear if you consider that the last two world champions have both suffered crushing defeats on the white side (Kramnik vs Leko, Brissago 2004, Anand vs Aronian, Morelia 2008) whilst Garry Kasparov always avoided it with White.
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\r\n- A complete repertoire against the Ruy Lopez
\r\n- Highlights the typical plans for both sides
\r\n- Full of original ideas and analysis
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\r\nContents
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\r\nPreface 5
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\r\nIntroduction: The Ideas Behind the Marshall Attack 7
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\r\nPart One: Gambit Lines
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\r\n1 - The Main Line 15
\r\n2 - The Modern Rook Shuffle: 15 Re4 26
\r\n3 - The Mysterious Retreat: 13 Re2 40
\r\n4 - The Kevitz Variation: 12 Bxd5 cxd5 13 d4 45
\r\n5 - The Dangerous 12 d3 49
\r\n6 - The Tricky 12 g3 64
\r\n7 - Declining the Marshall 69
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\r\nPart Two: Anti-Marshall Lines
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\r\n8 - The 8 h3 Anti-Marshall 75
\r\n9 - The 8 a4 Anti-Marshall 96
\r\n10 - The 8 d4 Anti-Marshall 107
\r\n11 - The Steinitz Variation: 8 d3 119
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\r\nPart Three: Other Lines
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\r\n12 - The Worrall Attack 130
\r\n13 - The Delayed Exchange Variation 137
\r\n14 - Early d4 and Nc3 Variations 144
\r\n15 - The Exchange Variation 156
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\r\n168 Index of Variations
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\r\n174 Seiten, 2009, kartoniert, englisch.