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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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Marshall  (2 Viewing)
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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1...e5 and Ruy Lopez expert
Hello dear chess lovers. I am looking for a role player/specialist on 1...e5. I know many players play 1...e5 lets say top 100 but is there any real specialist who has played 1...e5 almost exc...

Started 11/11/13 at 01:38:28 by Bogojump
12 9992 Last Post 02/13/14 at 04:34:58
By: BladezII
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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 34455 Last Post 08/31/12 at 13:53:26
By: ghenghisclown
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10. Na3 in the Siesta as against Timman last year
In the online chessbase I can only find one game with 10. Na3 after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 f5 6.exf5 Bxf5 7.O-O Bd3 8.Re1 Be7 9.Re3 e4, a game where Timman beat IM Poets...

Started 11/03/15 at 21:29:52 by George Jempty
1 3118 Last Post 11/06/15 at 20:17:18
By: George Jempty
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3...a5 against the Ruy Lopez - G. Popov Variation
The above title is not a typo - 3...a5 is the move I would like to discuss. Have you seen this move before? Do you think it would make a decent surprise weapon?
Before you take this thread as a j...

Started 04/19/08 at 07:11:32 by The_Shah
6 3769 Last Post 04/21/08 at 11:49:00
By: trandism
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3...a6, 6...Bc5 setup - a4 vs c3+d4 idea for W?
I tried to search for an existing Bc5 topic but failed to find it.
Here's the position after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5
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Started 11/01/17 at 22:52:14 by ahu_lee
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By: IsaVulpes
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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 5644 Last Post 05/26/13 at 19:26:35
By: George Jempty
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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 9015 Last Post 09/19/10 at 17:07:00
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6.d4 in the spanish
Recently I was going over The life and games of Mikhail Tal. I noticed a game in the Ruy Lopez which caught my eye. Usually I would check for a search of the games played in this line but...

Started 07/28/09 at 15:14:32 by Jormechea
5 3854 Last Post 11/02/09 at 17:53:15
By: TopNotch
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9. d4 Spanish
Now that the Breyer seems to be extremely difficult to crack, why haven't elite players been switching over to 9. d4? When Giri played this against Carlsen, he got a pretty decent position and I also ...

Started 12/29/15 at 18:26:04 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
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By: RdC
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A 2200 player beat Andrew Greet based using Worral
Andrew Greet wrote a nice book on Spanish using Worral Attack. Last week a 2200 player (white) beat him using this variation. Does anybody have the game ?

Started 12/31/08 at 03:06:40 by saubhikr
11 5568 Last Post 01/11/09 at 18:23:09
By: Roger Williamson
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A Comparison Chart For Ruy Lopez?
From what I understand, like the Sicilian, the Ruy Lopez has "something to suit everyone's taste".
As someone who doesn't play e-pawn openings, but would like to find a similar ty...

Started 01/29/09 at 20:49:33 by Dragan Glas
11 5228 Last Post 02/07/09 at 03:56:24
By: LeeRoth
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A Spanish Repertoire for Black- Marin
The second book of Marin to complete the repertoire for Black against 1...e5 is out soon.
I think this book and The Ruy Lopez a Guide for Black from Sverre are the best books on the Spanish avai...

Started 06/11/07 at 12:12:50 by Mortal Games
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80 48053 Last Post 11/24/07 at 21:07:31
By: MNb
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A ´new´ kingside fianchetto for Black in the Ruy!?
I just noticed an interesting game played today in the German Bundesliga:

However, the line cannot exactly be called new. Checking Megabase the earliest encounter I could find was this game:
[pgn][Event "Tarrasch ...|/pgn]
There is nothing new under the sun...
The line looks interesting to me and maybe Black can use this move order to avoid some of the problem lines in the Cozio-Defence. But I am sure White will find ways to put Black under pressure here as well.
Does anybody know about some published analysis on this line?

Started 05/01/18 at 16:21:25 by Fllg
7 5219 Last Post 07/22/18 at 07:37:18
By: tipau
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a4 idea in Ruy Lopez
In the following game Fischer playes 11.a4 this move seems standard in many the ruy lopez variations. Ofcourse it threatens axb but what it the rea...

Started 07/18/07 at 19:38:42 by chesscheese
3 2180 Last Post 08/26/07 at 20:05:15
By: dsanchez
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ABC of the Ruy Lopez 2nd Edition
I have the 1st edition of this DVD, not sure if it's going to be worth me getting the 2nd edition, so I'm touting for feedback.

Started 06/04/09 at 17:52:28 by JEH
7 5546 Last Post 06/15/09 at 20:58:43
By: tracke
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Active Ruy Lopez Repertoire for Black
Does anyone have any suggestions for an active Ruy Lopez repertoire for black? I've looked at a bunch of different lines but can't really decide on one. I want it to be somewhat active, sound, and avo...

Started 01/31/15 at 23:16:02 by BobbyDigital80
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By: CarriedbyGg
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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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82 53271 Last Post 03/15/10 at 14:16:43
By: Fromper
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attacking the Ruy
Hi all,
Thanks for reading.
1. what is the reputation of the Archangel in the Ruy?  It isn't nearly played as much as say the Marshall.  Is there a line that makes it no good or is it just ...

Started 02/04/09 at 03:06:04 by Zatara
1 2260 Last Post 02/04/09 at 06:41:50
By: TN
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Beating the Ruy Lopez
I'm starting a new correspondence tournament and am looking to return to 1 ... e5 as Black after considerable time away.  Increasingly, drawing with Black is tantamount to finishing midway down the ta...

Started 10/27/06 at 22:07:42 by HgMan
12 6790 Last Post 02/13/07 at 11:38:39
By: MarinFan
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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
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By: ChessMonkey
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