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Chess: Learn to Play the Spanish (Aka Ruy Lopez) Opening

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16 Lessons (2h 46m)
    • 1. Spanish Opening Promo

    • 2. Lesson 1 Intro to the Spanish

    • 3. Lesson 2 Bobby Fischer Style

    • 4. Lesson 3 The Classical Spanish

    • 5. Lesson 4 A Strong Knight Maneuver

    • 6. Lesson 5 Strong Central Play

    • 7. Lesson 6 Creating Multiple Ways to Win

    • 8. Lesson 7 Attacking the King

    • 9. Lesson 8 How to Make Your Knight a Beast

    • 10. Lesson 9 Ne7 Variation

    • 11. Lesson 10 Why Black Plays a6

    • 12. Lesson 11 Anticipating Your Opponent's Plan

    • 13. Lesson 12 Finding Strong In Between Moves

    • 14. Lesson 13 How to Read the Board

    • 15. Lesson 14 When Your Opponent Tries to Surprise You

    • 16. Lesson 15 Spanish Opening Conclusion


About This Class

THE SPANISH (aka Ruy Lopez) has long been one of the most popular chess openings played at all levels. And for good reason, it's a very fun opening to play while also being extremely effective.

In this course, you will learn how to play the Spanish with both the black and white pieces, including:

1. Must know tactics

2. Must know positions

3. Key defensive moves to avoid checkmate

4. Key attacking patterns to crush your opponent's king

5. Important piece maneuvers

6. Critical middle game positions

7. How to fight for key squares

8. How to best use the bishops 

9. How to take control of the center

10. How to get a strong position out of every opening

11. Much more

Understanding the opening phase of the game of chess is fundamental to becoming a strong player and will help you tremendously in blitz chess as the first several moves of the game can gain you a huge advantage and need to be made quickly in order to save time on the clock.

Once you finish this course and apply what you learn, you will be a relative expert at the Spanish and easily defeat most players that will not be as familiar with its many variations and intricacies. of this very effective opening.

LEARN TO PLAY THE SPANISH, and drastically improve your overall chess performance!