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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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In: Re: [C97-99] Resources for Chigor...
By: LeeRoth
Marshall
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Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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In: Re: GM Jan Gustafsson: Th...
By: RoleyPoley
Archangel
Archangel
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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By: grandpatzer
Open
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Open Variation [C80-C84]
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In: Re: Krykun on 1.e4 e5! wi...
By: rossia
Exchange
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Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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By: FreeRepublic
Berlin
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Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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Schliemann
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Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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By: Tauromachie
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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Poll: Ruy Lopez as Black
The Ruy Lopez is the most common continuation after 1...e5, so I am wondering how people play against it?
I play the line 3...g6 most of the time, and sometimes venture into the Open Defence.

Started 08/09/04 at 18:52:27 by Bond
9 4685 Last Post 06/02/06 at 20:27:31
By: Markovich
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What's so funny about Ruy Lopez 5.d3 ?
What's so funny about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 that Andrew Martin's Chessbase DVD ABC of Ruy Lopez is the only place I have seen it mentioned?

Started 04/29/06 at 13:09:22 by Roy Lopez(Guest) (Guest)
2 2417 Last Post 05/17/06 at 14:45:13
By: Keano
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The Ruy Lopez with 6.Qe2!? (Worrall-Attack)
Actually I want to play the Ruy-Lopez ,but there is very heavy theory about the mainlines and I don't want to study those lines ,in which therory comes to an end at move 30 or so. Angry
Therefore I...

Started 04/14/06 at 12:36:14 by dragon_x
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By: dragon_x
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Books for White in the Spanish game?
Hello everyone,
I have been working on my white repertoire with 1.e4 recently, and I was wondering if there are any books out there that present a White repertoire for the Ruy Lopez?  I have e4 r...

Started 03/31/06 at 20:05:54 by Scott Rex(Guest) (Guest)
6 3235 Last Post 04/03/06 at 02:58:38
By: Scott Rex(Guest) (Guest)
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Ruy Lopez, Deferred Cozio
Is there anything wrong with the Deferred Cozio, I'm wondering. I'm not sure one shouldn't just speak of the Cozio, since the positions I've been looking at are reached via 3 ...Nge7 just as often as ...

Started 03/08/06 at 02:29:32 by Michael Ayton
12 6440 Last Post 03/21/06 at 01:10:36
By: Michael Ayton
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Ruy Lopez Alapin Variation is good???
Hello! Olivier from mexico
this variant  1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bb4!? ( The weapon of fantastic Grand master Jhonny Hector ) looks interesting in some variants, for example:
A) 4.0-0 Nge7 5...

Started 03/03/06 at 14:53:23 by badbishop(Guest) (Guest)
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By: badbishop(Guest) (Guest)
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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 5041 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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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
s...

Started 02/15/06 at 11:58:58 by photophore
6 3919 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 1748 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 21058 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 5855 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
0 1898 Last Post 06/27/05 at 19:47:09
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 16231 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 2109 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 13810 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 2571 Last Post 10/23/04 at 18:53:53
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