The Chigorin Bible: A Classic Defence to the Ruy Lopez - Sokolov & Lopez
The Chigorin Bible: A Classic Defence to the Ruy Lopez
by Ivan Sokolov & Ivan Salgado Lopez
The Chigorin Variation is one of the oldest variations of the Ruy Lopez, ‘invented’ at the Monte Carlo tournament in 1902 by
Carl Schlechter in his game versus Siegbert Tarrasch.
The strategic part of the book consists of thirty-two fully-annotated games
divided into five chapters, with the fifth chapter divided into four subchapters. The Chigorin Variation is rich in ideas which can be used in a range of middlegame
positions arising from different variations.
Understanding the strategic ideas of this complex variation is also a middlegame
improvement ‘tool’ and a must for anyone wanting to take his or her
chess to the next level.
This ‘Chigorin bible’ aims to be the ultimate improvement ‘tool’ for club and
tournament players in the variation. Th e fi rst part provides the reader with
a good understanding of general plans and strategic concepts and the second
part provides direct theoretical knowledge.
ISBN: 9789492510419, Paperback, 350 pages, Thinkers Publishing