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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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By: Seeley
Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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Open Variation [C80-C84]
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Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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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
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By: John Simmons(Guest) (Guest)
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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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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
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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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By: IM Christoph Wisnewski
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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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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)
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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
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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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By: John Cox (Guest)
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Spanish repertoire
An interesting group project here would be to work out a Spanish repertoire, not necessarily very deep, but deep enough to indicate a strong method of play against all Black's important tries. I am pe...

Started 07/24/11 at 12:04:31 by Markovich
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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 - Bird's Defence
I dare to make a challenging statement:
Bird's Defence (3...Nd4!) allows Black to equalize!
So, I am interested: What is your try to create an advantage against the Bird?!

Started 06/15/05 at 04:48:18 by IM Christoph Wisnewski
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By: Michael Ayton
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New Spanish mainline repertoire book for White
Well friends, I'm sorry to disappoint, but there isn't one.  
I bring this up because I think there is a big gap in chess openings literature right now that some enterprising house, such as Quali...

Started 04/24/09 at 12:45:11 by Markovich
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By: neuronet
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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)
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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)
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By: Michael Ayton
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Which Ruy Lopez Variant to use as Black ?
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 ...

Started 04/10/07 at 16:57:47 by routermeister
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By: Markovich
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Main Lines of the Spanish
It says something about this board that these don't get discussed here very much.  The board fills up with threads about the Latvian, Ponziani, the Schliemann, and all sorts of other minor systems, bu...

Started 01/04/10 at 14:02:53 by Markovich
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