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September 17, 2011

Minor Lines in the Ruy Lopez

In this week's lesson, Dennis continues his series, the Quick Ruy Lopez, with an analysis of black's sidelines after 4.Ba4. He studies the Norwegian variation (4...b5 5.Bb3 Na5), the Delayed Schliemann/Jaenisch (4...f5), and the Steinitz Deferred (4...d6). This is a good wrap up for white players looking to fend off pesky sidelines and black players who want to mix things up. Dennis covers a wide variety of ideas for both colors, but don't worry, he keeps it straightforward and easy to follow. Enjoy!