By John Emms
This booklet fills a gaping chasm in chess literature. For years, those that desire to tackle the black facet of the Ruy Lopez have needed to clutter their method via opposed to the range of other openings at White's disposal. This booklet provides a decision of platforms for Black, to counter something White may perhaps attempt as a way to steer clear of the Ruy Lopez - the Scotch, King's Gambit, Italian video game, 4 Knights, and so forth. Grandmaster Emms is preferably certified to house this topic, having confronted them as Black, but in addition having performed a lot of them as White sooner than graduating to the Ruy Lopez.