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Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation
Can anyone post some good sidelines (or main lines) in the Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez?

Started 06/18/03 at 21:29:49 by AmateurDragoneer
1 2385 Last Post 07/24/03 at 09:00:01
By: Tzanidakis Michael (Guest)
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Poll: What's the best response to the Spanish Exchange?
5...f6 (recommended in "Beating the Open Games" and "A Ruy Lopez: A Guide for Black")
5...Bg4 (recommended in "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White")
5...Qd6 (surprisingly, not recomme...

Started 04/03/12 at 06:31:01 by Anonymous3
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17 12537 Last Post 05/11/12 at 15:51:37
By: MarkG
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Can someone explain why 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Bxc6 is known as the Delayed Ruy Lopez Exchange Deferred? Why is their the Deferred at the end? Wouldn't "Delayed Ruy Lopez Exc...

Started 01/04/12 at 06:12:01 by Anonymous3
7 5505 Last Post 01/09/12 at 08:52:55
By: Stefan Buecker
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Exchange since Kindermann
During this years Swedish Championship I bought Kindermanns book on Exchange Ruy Lopez from 2005.
I bought it for the introduktion and ideas chapter to increase my generally positonal understandn...

Started 07/21/14 at 19:01:14 by bragesjo
3 2751 Last Post 07/24/14 at 15:38:52
By: chk
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Ruy Lopez Exchange
It's finally happening. For Christmas I treated myself to Dvoretsky/Yusupov's "Positional Play" book, the second positional book I've ever bought after Nimzowitsch's "My System". Now, the first time I...

Started 01/25/06 at 11:25:08 by CraigEvans
9 6381 Last Post 01/29/06 at 11:50:07
By: TimS
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Strange Exchange Variation
Can white get anything from 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.h3? The idea being to continue as in the 5.0-0 line whilst avoiding 5...Bg4. I suppose that 5..h5 6.0-0 Bg4 would transpose, althou...

Started 07/20/06 at 23:12:32 by devinjc
9 6410 Last Post 06/18/11 at 18:15:34
By: breizatao
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Spanish Exchange - Current Status
Newbie here. Probably doesn't even know how to spell newbie. Anyway, wondering about current status of Spanish Exchange A) 5.0-0 Qf6 idea Ne7-g6, B) 5.d4 Qf6!? or here maybe just 5...exd4 ...

Started 05/10/13 at 11:28:33 by doctorK
5 5058 Last Post 08/29/13 at 22:30:37
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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Does This Line have a name?
Hi all. Its about this Line: 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-Nc6 3. Bb5-a6 4.Bxc6-dxc6 5. 00-Le7(!) 6. Nxe5- Qd4 7. Qh5-g6 8. Nf3-Qxe4 9. Qa5
I guess 5...Be7 is relatively new move, i just could find 5 Games. Can ...

Started 02/18/09 at 04:21:46 by Dumpster2000
6 3096 Last Post 02/18/09 at 22:19:58
By: lg
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TN in the 5. Nc3 variation of the Spanish Exchange
There are 28 games in chessbase featuring the following position after 7...c5, nineteen of them where White was over 2200, twenty-three where White is over 2000, and 8. Nde2 is played in every single ...

Started 03/21/13 at 04:31:33 by George Jempty
6 3645 Last Post 03/28/13 at 23:18:55
By: George Jempty
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Spanish Exchange Fishing Pole Deferred
Running my engine while looking at games in the 5...Be6 variation that has gotten played lately by Carlsen, Caruana and Gajewski I noticed the engine briefly had considered the following:
1. e4 e...

Started 07/03/12 at 23:54:20 by George Jempty
4 4017 Last Post 07/13/12 at 23:57:57
By: George Jempty
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White improves in the Nc3/...f6/d4 Exchange line
I just played what I believe to be a subtle improvement for White in the Exchange line with 5. Nc3 as follows:
1. e4  e5  2. Nf3  Nc6  3. Bb5
a6  4. Bxc6  dxc6  5. Nc3  f6
6. d4  exd4...

Started 06/15/12 at 20:59:04 by George Jempty
9 4403 Last Post 06/18/12 at 19:11:52
By: kylemeister
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Seeking analysis of 5. Nc3 in the Exchange
Is there a good source of analysis on 5. Nc3 in the Exchange variation?  I've found 3 games with the line in my copy of Hannak's book on Lasker and that's certainly a start. 
Did Fischer ever pl...

Started 04/04/12 at 15:30:10 by George Jempty
7 3795 Last Post 04/06/12 at 06:01:10
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Best books dealing with the Exchange for Black?
What are the best books dealing with the Exchange Ruy from Black's perpective? I have seen Bologan dealing with the ...Ne7 and ...Be7 lines in some detailed way... Any other good books? Perhaps dealin...

Started 07/16/16 at 10:54:49 by grandpatzer
4 1271 Last Post 07/17/16 at 10:42:23
By: TN
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Understanding the Ruy Lopez (Exchange Variation)
Hi, All
I'm trying to make sense of this most annoying opening Undecided
I play the Black side of the Classical Lopez religiously,
but the Exchange Variation always ruins things. I'd

Started 11/24/07 at 04:43:04 by greengiant
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37 36501 Last Post 02/19/14 at 10:27:38
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Ruy Exchange
Hi everyone!
Just wondering where one can find the most up-to-date theory on the neglected Ruy Exchange.  I'm well aware that 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O is considered most ...

Started 08/04/09 at 19:58:45 by ih8sens
14 7472 Last Post 10/10/09 at 12:20:31
By: TN
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Poll: Exchange Spanish - best response for Black
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Bxc6 dxc6 5 O-O , lets have a poll to see what reply people prefer.... I´ll keep my own opinion private for the moment...

Started 12/04/06 at 16:35:56 by Keano
4 3290 Last Post 02/05/07 at 17:03:35
By: Keano
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Spanish Exchange 5. d4: how to win as Black?
If White chooses the most unassuming continuation 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4, what should Black do if he's the higher rated player and wants to win? I suppose tradin...

Started 05/23/06 at 03:54:54 by lnn2
9 4118 Last Post 06/12/06 at 14:07:01
By: Markovich
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Surprise Shot in the Exchange
Hi friends!
A special topic for our weird gambit players  Wink
Playing over the years you really meet a lot of weird gambit ideas in the Open Games. Recently I tried the variation with f6 agai...

Started 08/17/08 at 09:44:41 by Matemax
4 3060 Last Post 08/17/08 at 18:36:02
By: SWJediknight
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Spanish Exchange 4 Bc6 dc 5 d4 Nf6!?
Can anyone give me any info on the line 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Bc6 dc 5 d4 Nf6!? (also reachable via 3 ...Nf6 4 d4 a6)? A 'back from the pub' idea of mine (not, alas, original!) ... Is it sound/...

Started 03/22/08 at 00:52:33 by Michael Ayton
0 1539 Last Post 03/22/08 at 00:52:31
By: Michael Ayton
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MNb meets the Ruy Lopez Exchange
After HgMan and Willempie I think it's my turn to write something about the CL. As Black I have met no less than 4 Ruy Lopez's. Maybe I will post about the others later, as the games hardly have left ...

Started 11/20/07 at 03:41:38 by MNb
5 3367 Last Post 01/16/08 at 21:33:43
By: MNb
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