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August 25, 2012

One of Dennis' finest efforts!

This week, Dennis presents the Quick Ruy 33: the Zaitsev variation. This is one of his finest efforts, and clocks in at 88 minutes. The Zaitsev is one of the most important variations in the entire Ruy, it's strategically-deep, with a high likelihood of entering sharp and tactical play. Because there's so much here, it's probably better to watch in a couple pieces, or with short breaks. In light of that, Dennis suggests taking a break around the 52:45 mark (where he begins to discuss 17...c4). One could also take a break at about the 19:30 mark. There's a HUGE amount here and taking your time is a good idea. Viewers will be rewarded with incredible analysis, and some good chess viewing to boot. As always, let us know what you think!