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!