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Re: Which Ruy Lopez Variant to use as Black ?
Reply #1 - 04/10/07 at 17:17:16
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routermeister wrote on 04/10/07 at 16:57:46:
Hello all,

I decided to construct a repertoire, including the Ruy Lopez as both black and white.  I have been enjoying the study of IM Greet's outstanding new book, but I'm looking for advice as to which variant to employ when facing the Ruy Lopez as black.

Reading advice on Jeremy Silman's website, he recommends that anyone below master avoid the Zaitsev.  Does everyone here concur?  I'm looking for the best variant to allow for a sharp tactical game, yet remain sound, and that has IM/GM's playing the line so I can study their games.  My playing strength is in the 1600-1800 range, but I'm studying quite a bit right now.

All advice will be greatly appreciated.


On that basis, I would recommend the Open.
  

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Which Ruy Lopez Variant to use as Black ?
04/10/07 at 16:57:46
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Hello all,

I decided to construct a repertoire, including the Ruy Lopez as both black and white.  I have been enjoying the study of IM Greet's outstanding new book, but I'm looking for advice as to which variant to employ when facing the Ruy Lopez as black.

Reading advice on Jeremy Silman's website, he recommends that anyone below master avoid the Zaitsev.  Does everyone here concur?  I'm looking for the best variant to allow for a sharp tactical game, yet remain sound, and that has IM/GM's playing the line so I can study their games.  My playing strength is in the 1600-1800 range, but I'm studying quite a bit right now.

All advice will be greatly appreciated.
  
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