By Mikhail Botvinnik
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This ebook fills a gaping chasm in chess literature. For years, those that desire to tackle the black part of the Ruy Lopez have needed to clutter their manner via opposed to the diversity of other openings at White's disposal. This ebook offers a decision of structures for Black, to counter whatever White may attempt with a view to steer clear of the Ruy Lopez - the Scotch, King's Gambit, Italian online game, 4 Knights, and so forth.
I'll trust different reviewers in declaring the unfavourable reponses to this paintings are manner off the mark. the aim of this paintings, as acknowledged within the identify, is to supply the reader with a short beginning repertoire. at the moment i am rated 1977 USCF and because studying this paintings a few years in the past I nonetheless make the most of the black part of Purdy's repertoire.
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Achieving the Aim by Mikhail Botvinnik