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9...Na5 10.Bc2 Re8, why so rare?
9...Na5 10.Bc2 Re8 seems like a not unreasonable plan to me: first get White to move his bishop off the a2-g8 diagonal, and only then play ...Re8 when Ng5 no longer accomplishes anything (like a poten...

Started 04/14/16 at 04:48:17 by George Jempty
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By: George Jempty
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Ruy Lopez Keres variation , 12 Kh1 !?
In a Ruy Lopez , Keres variation
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 O-O Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 d6 8 c3 O-O 9 h3 Na5 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Nd7  , my opponent played the odd move 12 Kh1!?
G Flear gi...

Started 02/19/15 at 09:15:36 by vallescure
8 2895 Last Post 01/29/16 at 10:13:22
By: MartinC
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Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black. Content, comments
Does anyone know what will be the line considered? I hope it is Breyer Variation. I have the first book about non spanish lines and it is wonderful

Started 08/02/15 at 13:19:46 by Pingudon
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28 10514 Last Post 12/21/15 at 16:13:53
By: CarriedbyGg
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Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation (PC-DVD) by Pavel Eljan
Hmm, I seriously think Chessbase has been reading my mind. They must know I've been flubbing about my choice of defence to the Ruy Lopez. Maybe I should play the Berlin or the Marshall, but, well, you...

Started 09/10/15 at 09:59:17 by JEH
14 3678 Last Post 11/08/15 at 18:44:00
By: nestor
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The line with no name
Hit play and read on...
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Oh, those computer engines, what do they know about chess? Roll Eyes
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Started 08/10/15 at 21:38:26 by JEH
3 1339 Last Post 11/06/15 at 20:33:39
By: George Jempty
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Breyer move order
In a recent game, I was faced with an unusual move order.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 and now 8. .. Nb8 9. d4 Nbd7 I continued normally with 10. ...

Started 09/05/15 at 15:11:44 by RdC
2 805 Last Post 09/06/15 at 00:27:53
By: RdC
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Tsigorin main line
Simple question on a simple line:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3
d6 9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. d5
It seems to me that in spanois...

Started 06/14/15 at 16:03:59 by ako
4 1909 Last Post 06/23/15 at 21:11:10
By: ako
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Keres Variation-is f5 really so bad?
In the Keres Variation of the Ruy Lopez after 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 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Nd7 12 Nbd2 exd4 13 cxd4 Nc6 14 d5 Nce5 15 Nxe5 Nxe5 16...

Started 02/16/15 at 01:02:58 by Anonymous3
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By: kylemeister
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Ruy Lopez Keres Variation
In the Keres Variation of the Ruy Lopez after 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 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Nd7 12 Nbd2 exd4 13 cxd4 Nc6 14 d5 Nce5 15 Nxe5 Nxe5 16...

Started 11/20/07 at 03:34:16 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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20 14789 Last Post 01/22/15 at 11:38:33
By: vallescure
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...c5 in the Breyer
Does anyone know why Black plays ...c5 after a4 in this line:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. ...

Started 09/25/14 at 16:06:25 by BobbyDigital80
1 1245 Last Post 09/25/14 at 20:06:00
By: kylemeister
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Karpov's Chigorin Line
I saw in a database that Karpov played this line four times as black:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 Bb7
He has a good sc...

Started 06/20/14 at 20:58:51 by BobbyDigital80
2 2051 Last Post 06/21/14 at 10:21:12
By: RdC
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Chigorin: 11...cxd4 12.cxd4 Qc7
How does white prove this move order inprecise? 13.Nc3 would directly take advantage of the fact that white has no pawn on c3 anymore, but I cannot tell if this is better than 13.Nbd2 which would be t...

Started 08/13/10 at 11:31:16 by JhF
7 4483 Last Post 02/16/14 at 11:41:57
By: tony37
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Current Status of the Graf Variation?
Hi, I am thinking of switching from the Sicilian Taimanov to 1...e5 and I wish to know what the current status of the graf variation in the keres ruy lopez is.

Started 05/19/06 at 18:50:32 by evilsamurai(Guest) (Guest)
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19 13585 Last Post 11/12/13 at 09:04:30
By: BobbyDigital80
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Chigorin Ruy Lopez: Panov Variation
Hello everyone, I was wondering if the panov attack in the chigorin ruy lopez is considered playable. The variation is:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 a6
4. Ba4 Nf6
5. 0-0 Be7<br ...

Started 01/12/07 at 15:55:30 by Daniel
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24 15946 Last Post 10/24/13 at 09:54:05
By: Keano
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Miscellaneous questions on Chigorin Defence
I am reviewing the Chigorin Defence from white's perspective and the following are questions which I cannot answer myself or find an answer to in my source material.
As far as I know the Chigorin...

Started 12/31/09 at 14:06:28 by MemoryMaster
9 5116 Last Post 10/13/13 at 22:45:44
By: tony37
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Ruy Lopez - Flohr-Zaitsev 9...Bb7
Hey all,
I'm trying to help my dad understand openings better, and right now we're working through the Ruy Lopez. Kinda difficult cause I live in FL and he lives in NC Grin (and he's really looking...

Started 08/05/06 at 19:45:25 by blueguitar322
14 9953 Last Post 09/02/13 at 08:53:50
By: Matemax
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Breyer according to Monokroussos/ Avrukh?
If you guys don't know already, it may interest you to know that Monokroussos just completed his survey of the Ruy with this last installment on the Breyer - mentioned on his Blog:
http://www.th...

Started 09/01/12 at 02:05:05 by ghenghisclown
3 4548 Last Post 11/27/12 at 10:48:23
By: Jupp53
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Gajewski 2.0
I didn't see anything mentioned on chesspub about the following very interesting game played in the last round of ENCI, see [pgn][Event "ENCI 2012"]
[Site "Maastricht, NED"]
[Date "2012.05.28"...|/pgn]
It looks like a Gajewski, it smells like a Gajewski and black is Gajewski but still it is not a Gajewski.
I've been analyzing this new stunning innovation in detail for the last few weeks and published the summary of my analysis on my blog (because of the painful history on chesspub with copyright earlier). See http://schaken-brabo.blogspot.be/2

Started 07/08/12 at 23:24:09 by brabo
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25 15095 Last Post 09/19/12 at 16:47:33
By: Ametanoitos
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Early three-fold repetition in the Zaitsev
You know the one
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 Bb7, 10 d4 Re8, 11 Ng5 Rf8, 12 Nf3 Re8, 13 Ng5
etc.
Does anybody know any examples of K...

Started 05/19/12 at 14:32:22 by JonathanB
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19 11087 Last Post 07/22/12 at 23:11:40
By: JonathanB
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Ruy Lopez Gajewski
Hello all, I think may be it is time again for a new update what is going on in this interesting line. If anyone has a good recent references showing what white/black has discovered it would be great....

Started 10/05/09 at 20:26:21 by MilenPetrov
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