The Ruy Lopez Part 2 – GM Damian Lemos

Topics: Ruy Lopez Instructor: GM Damian Lemos Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This repertoire follows a consistent logic, making it easier to know how to continue if Black plays something unexpected. While volume 1 covered things like the Steinitz (3…d6) and Berlin (3…Nf6), volume 2 shows you how to play everything after 3…a6.


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16 Lessons
6 Hours of video
59 Variations to learn
13 Games in database

Course Outline

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and 4..b5 with 5..Na5
  • Chapter 2: The Schliemann Gambit, Part 1
  • Chapter 3: The Schliemann Gambit, Part 2
  • Chapter 4: The Deferred Steinitz, Part 1
  • Chapter 5: The Deferred Steinitz, Part 2
  • Chapter 6: The Deferred Steinitz, Part 3
  • Chapter 7: Black Plays 4..Nge7, Part 1
  • Chapter 8: Black Plays 4..Nge7, Part 2
  • Chapter 9: Black Plays 4..Nge7, Part 3
  • Chapter 10: Black Plays 4..g6
  • Chapter 11: Main Line 4..Nf6, Part 1
  • Chapter 12: Main Line 4..Nf6, Part 2
  • Chapter 13: Main Line 4..Nf6, Part 3
  • Chapter 14: Main Line 4..Nf6, Part 4
  • Chapter 15: Main Line 4..Nf6, Part 5
  • Chapter 16: Recap

The Ruy Lopez Vol 2 – GM Damian Lemos

Every World Champion has played it. AlphaZero rediscovered it and quickly made the Spanish it’s favorite e4 opening.

Named nearly 500 years ago by a Spanish priest, the Ruy Lopez is THE classical chess opening.

If you don’t study it, you might never hit your true chess potential.

About the Author:

Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina with a peak rating of 2559 Elo.

In his lessons, Damian works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected.

By developing specifically-tailored training regimens for every one of his students, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches dream of.

Is this course for me?

While volume 1 covered things like the Steinitz (3…d6) and Berlin (3…Nf6), volume 2 shows you how to play everything after 3…a6.

This repertoire follows a consistent logic, making it easier to know how to continue if Black plays something unexpected.

Tricks and Traps. We don’t play for traps… but some of our lines are going to tempt Black into expensive mistakes! Few will be able to resist the Noah’s Ark Trap with …c5, planning …c4 here (diagram) – but Bxf7+ wins the game!

The Price of the Spanish Bishop. Our light-squared bishop is our most valuable minor piece and we don’t give it up easily. However, every man has his price and we refer to a Kasparov World Championship game to see when and why we should cash in.

Stomping the Schliemann. The Schliemann (…f5) is one of those lines where Black can cause chaos… but White gets a definite advantage with accurate play. The key move to remember is the counter 5.d4! And we cover the critical lines in chapters 2 and 3.


This repertoire is the result of months of hard work…

Hand-selecting the most instructive games, the best examples of attacking play, searching databases for little-known ideas, and doing deep engine analysis to verify the accuracy of the recommended moves.

What you get is an opening repertoire that feels right and you can play with confidence against any level of opposition.

The course is 6 hours long and comes with annotated PGNs, puzzles, plus a PDF summary.