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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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55 630 Last Post 10/12/19 at 23:07:11
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Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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38 305 Last Post 08/07/19 at 19:13:47
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By: Jack Hughes
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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31 306 Last Post 08/22/19 at 21:52:01
In: Re: 7.d3 in the Moller
By: stockhausen
Open Variation [C80-C84]
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27 488 Last Post 10/10/19 at 22:39:50
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By: Syzygy
Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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26 210 Last Post 02/22/18 at 16:11:52
In: Re: C69 Alapin Gambit - v...
By: FreeRepublic
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Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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43 704 Last Post 05/31/19 at 20:09:25
In: Re: My approach and a fun...
By: MW
Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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20 417 Last Post 07/11/19 at 05:25:37
In: Re: Books on the Schiliem...
By: Jonathan Tait
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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Journey into Lopez territory.....
Well I'M returning to 1e4 & that means time to brush up on the Ruy. I just picked up a copy of Lane's new book. I also managed to find an ole copy of Talburt's book. Both seem basic in their approach...

Started 02/11/06 at 01:31:03 by RotGut
10 4333 Last Post 02/28/06 at 10:22:16
By: Willempie
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Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defence
Great to have the Forum back! A Happy New Year to all!
I've been getting very interested, over Christmas and the New Year, in various Spanish lines, esp. the Modern Steinitz (chiefly 3 ...a6 4 Ba...

Started 01/24/06 at 12:16:53 by Michael Ayton
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33 19537 Last Post 02/25/06 at 09:27:58
By: TalJechin
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Ruy Lopez : How to attack with Black
I am an attacking player , even with Black , and I need initiative
Formerly , I used to play Open Defence
I had good chances with Dilworth or McKenzie , but 9 Nbd2 has killed all that

Started 02/15/06 at 11:58:58 by photophore
6 3291 Last Post 02/20/06 at 11:21:23
By: John Simmons(Guest) (Guest)
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Steinitz deffered
Any book recomendations in regards to this line in the Ruy? How does it hold up in modern theory? Any current GM's specializing in this line?

Started 01/27/06 at 18:17:31 by JOE(Guest) (Guest)
1 1449 Last Post 01/27/06 at 18:36:50
By: Michael Ayton
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Steinitz Defence Deferred
In another thread, Scipio_Rex enthuses about this defence to the Ruy, and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on critical variations.
Of course, there are many move-order possibilities and...

Started 10/06/05 at 09:44:16 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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How to defend against Ruy Lopez
What is the best move in the ruy lopez after Bb5 for black to defend aganist it?

Started 08/20/05 at 16:26:52 by PIEMAN
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41 17868 Last Post 09/29/05 at 07:03:29
By: Willempie
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Closed Ruy Lopez 5...b5 or 5...Be7
I am still struggling with the basics of the Closed Ruy Lopez.
I have always believed 5...Be7 to be the normal way to reach the CRL. But after reviewing the current state of theory, I am slightly...

Started 09/05/05 at 04:23:07 by tafl
13 4902 Last Post 09/06/05 at 08:48:15
By: tafl
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Black Defense vs. Ruy Lopez
I want to start playing 1...e5 more frequently when confronted by 1.e4, and am trying to figure out what I should play if hit by the Spanish.  For background purposes, I play at about 1450 USCF and ha...

Started 08/29/03 at 10:18:32 by Jerry_Taylor
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By: Zarvox
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Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defence major lines
What do people think of Bird's Defence to the Ruy Lopez (3 ...Nd4!?)? There are several main lines after 4 Nd4 ed 5 0-0:
(1) 5 ...h5!?. The choice of Bird himself, and a subject of Davies's May u...

Started 06/27/05 at 19:47:10 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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the ruy lopez for black
Hi everyone!
peering through the new book from Khalifman, one gets a depressing feeling for the black side of the spanish: solid in the main lines but with a small edge for white and not a lot of...

Started 03/15/04 at 16:17:42 by krugman
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30 13967 Last Post 06/16/05 at 14:12:19
By: IM Christoph Wisnewski
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Refuting Ruy Lopez With Old Steinitz
[C62] 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 d6 4 d4 exd4 5 Nxd4 Bd7 6. Nc3 g6
Any opinion on this line for black?  
Or 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 d6 4 d4 Bd7 5 Nc3 exd4 6 Nxd4 g6 (e.g. Lasker-Vidmar, St. Pet...

Started 05/07/05 at 01:17:36 by Crusader_Bishop
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By: Crusader_Bishop
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ruy lopez
I may play 1... e5 against e4 but online nobody has played the lopez against me.  How often do people under 2200 get to play the lopez

Started 05/02/05 at 18:48:36 by alex (Guest)
1 1751 Last Post 05/04/05 at 20:01:37
By: Bilbo Baggins
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Opinions wanted on the Classical Ruy
Having given the Pric my best shot for three years, I have finally come to the same conclusion as GM Davies and I'm slowly becoming convered to the 'classical' way of thinking.
With the help of a...

Started 11/20/04 at 06:00:00 by naughtyknight
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25 11996 Last Post 12/01/04 at 20:08:06
By: MNb
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Question in main line Lopez
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0
Here 5. ... Be7 6.Re1 b5 is main line
However it allows versions of the Worall and Center attack where black has commited to Be7. These aren't too...

Started 10/07/04 at 13:19:41 by bob000 (Guest)
1 2199 Last Post 10/23/04 at 18:53:53
By: MNb
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Good Book on the Lopez (and Glenn Flear's new book
I have played the Lopez for about a year with overall success and based it mostly on lines I looked up in NCO or something like that. Is there a good book out there that covers the variations AND them...

Started 01/16/04 at 08:51:39 by AmateurDragoneer
8 4654 Last Post 07/05/04 at 07:46:17
By: John Cox (Guest)
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Two Black TN's in Spanish Fianchetto
I started playing 3...g6 against the Spanish a couple of years ago and love it.  There's lots of room for experimentation, but at its heart its logical and sound.  After all, the Spanish is all about ...

Started 04/21/03 at 11:19:41 by gjempty
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