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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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In: Re: Spanish, Closed, Zait...
By: Seeley
Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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38 342 Last Post 12/29/19 at 05:37:33
In: Re: GM Jan Gustafsson: Th...
By: TopNotch
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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In: Re: 7.d3 in the Moller
By: stockhausen
Open Variation [C80-C84]
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By: FreeRepublic
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
Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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45 733 Last Post 05/19/20 at 20:07:18
In: Re: Is black suffering in...
By: tony37
Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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By: Pawnpusher
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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4. Qe2!? vs. the 3...d6 Steinitz Defense
Today when faced with the Steinitz Defense 3...d6, despite knowing of course that 4. d4 is what is called for, I am never especially happy (or unhappy for that matter) with the position that I get as ...

Started 02/21/13 at 04:29:07 by George Jempty
7 4943 Last Post 05/26/13 at 19:26:35
By: George Jempty
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Seeking scholastic/club Black system
I think that a reasonable line of play against the Spanish, recommendable to club and scholastic players anyway, is 3...Bc5.  If 4.c3 then f5 and I think that even in the lines that lead to White's ad...

Started 05/05/13 at 22:01:48 by Markovich
6 4820 Last Post 05/10/13 at 10:11:39
By: MNb
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Fianchetto Defence (3..g6) in the Ruy Lopez
Andrew Greet gives in his very interesting spanish book on page 35 the line "10..Qxa1? 11.Qxh8 Kf8 12.Ng5 is obviously no good for black"
But after 12...Ba6 13.Nxh7+ Ke7 14.Qe5+ Kd8 it looks like...

Started 05/13/08 at 20:40:10 by FM Dikkie
12 9818 Last Post 01/08/13 at 13:31:26
By: BabySnake
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Need good references for Ruy
I’m astonished by the immense volumes of information for the black side of all the Ruy variations.  I am interested in some good solid systems/lines for white.  I would assume that with all that work ...

Started 11/11/12 at 15:33:19 by Zatarra
10 5876 Last Post 01/03/13 at 06:25:10
By: alicecooper239 - Ex Member
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Worrall Variation of Ruy Lopez
I am trying to find out some info on Worrall lines with white playing d4.  Andrew Greet's book is wonderful but it opts for d3 as it's repertoire choice in many lines.  Any advice?

Started 06/03/09 at 19:34:28 by Philipov
14 11721 Last Post 11/29/12 at 17:43:00
By: kylemeister
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1.e4 e5 - An active Repertoire for Black
There is a new DVD by Adrian Mikhalchishin with a complete repertoire in the Open Games, video running time: 6 hrs. 48 min.
For young and developing players a very important piece of advice is...

[b]The Two Knights

Started 07/06/12 at 00:46:16 by Mortal Games
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46 29997 Last Post 08/31/12 at 13:53:26
By: ghenghisclown
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C60 Ruy Lopez, Bulgarian var., original analysis
Hi, guys!
I would like to present you the original analyses of the so-called Bulgarian variation in the Ruy Lopez, made in 1990-1992 by the late Dr. Georgi Popov (an ICCF GM, 1934-2008) - the bes...

Started 07/25/12 at 09:33:04 by Vass
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20 12061 Last Post 08/05/12 at 06:52:16
By: Stefan Buecker
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Ruy Lopez Center Attack
The following game really impressed me. The line white played is called the center attack, I think. Anyway, I always thought it was a duffers line, but look at the practical problems it gives a GM  in...

Started 07/12/12 at 06:46:49 by Reverse
10 5209 Last Post 07/13/12 at 14:17:52
By: kylemeister
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The Ruy Lopez: Move by Move
Everymanchess is going to publish a book on the Ruy Lopez:
What do you think about this book?

Started 09/05/11 at 18:47:58 by Pionist
8 11348 Last Post 06/12/12 at 00:53:22
By: dfan
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Guides for white against the offbeat 3...Qf6?!
Hi all!
It occured to me as the first player in a correspondence game of mine:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Qf6  Cheesy
Well, not too much written about it. White has three distinctive ways to fight agains...

Started 05/28/12 at 10:23:31 by Vass
4 3145 Last Post 06/06/12 at 06:37:49
By: Vass
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Books for Non-Mainline Spanish for Black
What are some repertoire books for Black on the Spanish non-main lines, i.e., any of these lines:

Started 04/08/12 at 23:14:00 by Gilchrist is a legend
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By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Caruana's 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto
Much to my delight I've found 5 or so games of Caruana's in using the line with 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto featured in the PGN I am attaching where I handily beat somebody rated 100...

Started 03/13/12 at 01:44:51 by George Jempty
3 2898 Last Post 03/13/12 at 14:12:49
By: George Jempty
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Poll: Slay the Spanish!
Everyman has announced a new book
(acc. to
Slay the Spanish!
by Timothy Taylor
~192 pages, $25 / €19
forthcoming august2010
Probably another black repertoire book ?!<br...

Started 08/05/09 at 13:22:33 by tracke
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146 85208 Last Post 02/21/12 at 08:54:41
By: BabySnake
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Good Ruy-repetoire book?
Im looking for a good (as comprehensive as possible) repertoire book for 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5.   
Im having trouble finding some advantage in some correspondance games and really want to exhau...

Started 01/29/12 at 22:01:24 by Zatarra
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15 13355 Last Post 02/07/12 at 23:12:05
By: belgian
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Sideline in Bird question
Hi, I would like to ask if somobody knows books, articles etc. analysing  in details 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.0-0 h5!?

Started 09/21/11 at 11:44:09 by Dzambus
5 3127 Last Post 11/20/11 at 12:22:13
By: tp2205
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Russian Defence
The Russian Defence (C79) is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 d6!?. It is currently quite out of fashion, but is it bad? I don't think so. It leads to interesting and complicated positions. ...

Started 09/28/11 at 09:36:23 by NeverGiveUp
8 4294 Last Post 09/30/11 at 13:27:28
By: NeverGiveUp
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Modern Steinitz Understanding
In the modern Steinit of the Ruy Lopez, a variation american GM Hess has been playing his whole career successfully, I don't quite understand why 3..a6 is played and then 4..d6; why not just play 3..d...

Started 10/06/10 at 17:24:57 by Reverse
13 10332 Last Post 08/19/11 at 08:16:57
By: NeverGiveUp
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Best Resources on the 3...g6 Fianchetto variation
What are my best resources, online or in print, for the 3...g6 fianchetto line against the Spanish.  In particular I have a correspondence game that has gone "old school" 4. d4 exd4  5. Bg5 f6  6. Bh4...

Started 07/16/11 at 16:14:50 by George Jempty
8 4009 Last Post 08/07/11 at 17:36:41
By: kylemeister
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Poll: Poll: Favorite Ruy Lopez variation for black
Wanted to know what is the most popular variation in Ruy Lopez

Started 01/19/08 at 14:57:50 by saubhikr
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24 14602 Last Post 07/27/11 at 08:19:38
By: NeverGiveUp
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What Spanish variation ?
Hi ,
This is Thork . I want to know your opinion about what is the best option from black´s point of view to face the Spanish for a 1450 elo rating level kid .
Thanks for your help !

Started 06/13/11 at 23:01:40 by THORK
8 4569 Last Post 06/14/11 at 23:04:52
By: Markovich
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