In this week's ChessVideos show, we examine one of the meatiest variations in the entire Ruy Lopez, the Chigorin Variation. (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5) This complex is too rich to be exhaustively covered in a single video (obviously!), but there is enough material here to get you started and then some. After 10.Bc2 c5 I examine both 11.d3 (but fairly briefly) and 11.d4, and after 11.d4 both 11...Nd7 and 11...Qc7 are covered in some depth. As a sort of ad for the video, I'll note that the research I did on the Graf Variation (11...Nd7 12.Nbd2 [12.dxc5 is examined as well] 12...exd4 13.cxd4 Nc6) helped me to win a pretty easy and devastating victory over a strong IM (albeit in blitz) - it's good material!
As always, the show is free. Two more to go in the Quick Ruy series: the Zaitsev is next, and then we'll finish up with the Breyer.