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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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Marshall  (1 Viewing)
Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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Archangel  (1 Viewing)
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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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
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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 13311 Last Post 02/07/12 at 23:12:05
By: belgian
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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 5856 Last Post 01/03/13 at 06:25:10
By: alicecooper239 - Ex Member
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Sharp Ruy's
Hi all.
What do people recommend as a sharp Ruy to play for the win.  I think the Marshall is drawish at top level.  The Zaitsev has the move order issue with Ng5 leading to a possible draw.  Tha...

Started 03/03/08 at 06:17:36 by Zatara
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25 10438 Last Post 03/21/08 at 13:46:55
By: Templare2
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vs Ruy
Hi all,
What Ruy do people recommend for an attacking player?  What do people think of the Archangel, Scheleman, the open and the Zaitsev?  Or do people have another recommendation?  I hear the m...

Started 11/18/08 at 21:26:11 by Zatara
8 3231 Last Post 11/22/08 at 19:31:29
By: Ender
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the Bird
Hi all,
I am wondering what people think of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4???  Is it playable? Up to what level?

Started 01/21/09 at 23:30:45 by Zatara
4 2107 Last Post 01/26/09 at 10:53:27
By: realpolitik
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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 1927 Last Post 02/04/09 at 06:41:50
By: TN
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Exchange and Archangel/Moller
Hi all,
I am wondering 2 things:
1. What is "best' vs the exchange Ruy Lopez?  I am thinking either Qf6 or Bd6!?!?
2. Archangel/moller stuff.  I have the archangel book ny Panczyk and E...

Started 10/20/09 at 20:13:38 by Zatara
7 3922 Last Post 10/25/09 at 09:12:58
By: lg
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which line??
Hi all,
I have taken up 1...e5 as black.  2 knights vs Guico and Nf6 vs scotch and early d5 vs King's gambit.  However,
not sold on what to play vs Spanish.  Here is why:
1. Marshall ha...

Started 10/30/15 at 00:36:26 by Zatara
14 7869 Last Post 11/06/15 at 19:42:05
By: George Jempty
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what to play against the ruy lopez?
having reestablish that i will play and study the open games more, it is therefore logical that i should study a main line against the ruy lopez.  after looking over my options; my main choice is the ...

Started 01/27/08 at 23:38:36 by wcywing
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19 9599 Last Post 02/20/08 at 11:08:04
By: Dragan Glas
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Learning the Ruy Lopez
I have decided to learn the Ruy Lopez as white. I have got opening according to Annand vols 1+2. However I don't know where to start, should I start with the Chigorin or sharper variations like the ma...

Started 05/31/09 at 08:50:14 by Watsonfox
3 3794 Last Post 06/01/09 at 11:51:38
By: Markovich
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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 3136 Last Post 06/06/12 at 06:37:49
By: Vass
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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 12033 Last Post 08/05/12 at 06:52:16
By: Stefan Buecker
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Ruy Lopez - Krol variation
In Corr 2004 (Chessbase) I found a new defence to the Ruy Lopez. It is called the Kroll defence(named after Wladyslaw Krol, who's a correspondence player) and it starts with:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 ...

Started 04/27/05 at 07:10:55 by Trolletje
9 7865 Last Post 07/19/16 at 19:22:57
By: wkrol
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Sokolov: Ruy Lopez Revisited
New in chess has announced a new opening book (according to
The Ruy Lopez Revisited: Offbeat Weapons and Unexplored Resources
by Ivan Sokolov
~240 pages, ~€23, forthcoming (decemb...

Started 05/19/09 at 14:58:54 by tracke
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17 9906 Last Post 06/20/09 at 21:21:12
By: ghenghisclown
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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 85054 Last Post 02/21/12 at 08:54:41
By: BabySnake
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The Smyslov Var Deferred:Request for Mikhalevski
The following omission has been bugging me for quite some time now,  and rather than keep hoping that it will be addressed in some future update, I'm just gunna  put it out there. GM Mikhalevski has a...

Started 04/01/18 at 18:47:28 by TopNotch
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By: TopNotch
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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 4559 Last Post 06/14/11 at 23:04:52
By: Markovich
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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 3166 Last Post 04/21/08 at 11:49:00
By: trandism
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Books on the Spanish for white
Hi all,
I noticed that there seems to be a few good books lately on the spanish for black - The Ruy Lopez - A Guide for Black, Play 1.e4 e5 and A Spanish Repertoire for Black.
Are there any ...

Started 04/18/08 at 11:06:13 by The King
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By: Ender
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