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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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By: LeeRoth
Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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By: RoleyPoley
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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By: grandpatzer
Open  (3 Viewing)
Open Variation [C80-C84]
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By: Bibs
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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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By: Tauromachie
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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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
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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 11074 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 4438 Last Post 08/07/11 at 17:36:41
By: kylemeister
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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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51 38121 Last Post 08/03/11 at 17:48:11
By: Michael Ayton
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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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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 4962 Last Post 06/14/11 at 23:04:52
By: Markovich
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Post here only about the Spanish.
If anyone starts a thread in this section that concerns anything other than the Spanish, something that happens with strange regularity, I will summarily delete it.  I will also delete discussions tha...

Started 03/18/11 at 20:31:49 by Markovich
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By: Pingudon
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The Modern Steinitz -- what's wrong with it?
I’ve noticed there’s been a bit of interest on the Forum recently (from Bibs and others) in the Modern Steinitz, so I thought I’d open a couple of new threads on it. This one is intended to be general...

Started 03/12/08 at 00:30:08 by Michael Ayton
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By: BabySnake
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The Ruy Lopez Revisited - Sokolov
Out now
In a way you could see this as an update of Glenn Flear's Offbeat Spanish as except for the Berlin Wall almost the same variations are co...

Started 11/19/09 at 11:05:48 by Schaakhamster
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45 34515 Last Post 02/14/11 at 11:54:32
By: BabySnake
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studying ideas: Ruy Lopez. Game collections?
Asking for advice:
Any suggestions for games collections which contain plenty of Ruy Lopez?
Have been punting other stuff for years (Glek, Vienna/Bishops), finally decided to do some proper...

Started 06/22/07 at 10:56:58 by Bibs
14 10748 Last Post 01/08/11 at 04:47:56
By: belgian
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Bird's Defense
From looking at the contents of "Secrets of Opening Surprises 12", I see that Glenn Flear looks at the line 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nd4 4 Nxd4 exd4 5 0-0/Bc4 h5. Does he conclude that Black can equali...

Started 09/24/10 at 02:51:14 by Anonymous3
8 4478 Last Post 09/27/10 at 14:07:25
By: Markovich
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5.d3 in the Spanish
Having played several games with this move and countless on playchess I have noticed that the coverage of the site is less than appropriate (no fault of the site - too wide a subject to cover a sideli...

Started 06/24/10 at 18:08:44 by zen_learner
12 8476 Last Post 09/19/10 at 17:07:00
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Poll: Favorite Ruy Lopez Black Repertoire Book?
For this poll, add "Beating the Open Games" coverage of the Ruy Lopez Exchange variation" to your opinion of "A Spanish Repertoire for Black" and disregard Play 1 e4 e5!'s coverage of Non Lopez lines....

Started 08/24/10 at 19:51:00 by Anonymous3
7 8353 Last Post 09/05/10 at 15:05:49
By: realpolitik
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Beginning to play the Ruy Lopez
Dear chess friends,
I have played the Ponziani (e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 c3?!) for a long time now and I think it's time to face that this is just a stupid opening Angry
I want to play the Ruy Lopez now ...

Started 04/22/10 at 12:09:57 by Spongebobiscool
2 2590 Last Post 06/22/10 at 13:21:33
By: ChessMonkey
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Help with a Ruy Lopez book
I wonder if anyone could help me to find title and author of a book that I miss a lot.
When I quitted chess 25 years ago I sold almost all of my chess books.  Six  years  ago when I was sure neve...

Started 06/12/10 at 13:56:12 by Göran
3 2573 Last Post 06/12/10 at 14:38:49
By: Göran
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Russian defence
What's the status of the Russian defence:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O d6
or move order from Steinitz deferred
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Nf6 <br...

Started 04/18/10 at 11:44:01 by joakimvitriol
3 2083 Last Post 04/19/10 at 16:01:17
By: kylemeister
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Ruy Lopez move order
Is there a difference between these two move orders? 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 and 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Be7
If the second ...

Started 12/05/09 at 13:50:41 by BobbyDigital80
8 4108 Last Post 04/08/10 at 02:16:40
By: kylemeister
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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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By: TonyRo
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Attacking Spanish: Marshall, Schliemann & Gajewski
New book is upcoming:
Attacking the Spanish: Marshall, Schliemann & Gajewski
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Author: Sabino Brunello
Publisher: Quality Chess (May 2009)
Paperback: 176 pages

Language: English

Started 11/19/08 at 14:13:05 by rossia
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By: Fromper
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Norwegian Ruy Lopez
The Norwegian variation of the Ruy Lopez is severely underrated. (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Na5). The best move here isn't 6.Nxe5 so why shouldn't black play ...Na5? The fact that Nxe5...

Started 01/03/10 at 03:29:02 by BobbyDigital80
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