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Is the Open Spanish a good way to play for a win?
I'd always been under the impression that the Open Spanish was a good way for Black to imbalance the play and go for a win. However, now that I'm actually sitting down to look at some theory from the ...

Started 05/31/17 at 08:12:15 by mn
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By: FreeRepublic
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Ruy Lopez : a bust for Open Defence?
The game Topalov-Sokolov , Antwerp 1997 went :
1 e4 e(
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 Bb5 a6
4 Ba4 Nf6
5 O-O Nxe4
6 d4 b5
7 Bb3 d5
8 dxe5 Be6
9 Nbd2 Nc5
10 c3 Be7
1...

Started 02/06/06 at 10:21:40 by photophore
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By: FreeRepublic
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Open Ruy Lopez
It seems to me that the open ruy is never played at the high levels anymore. Maybe its because of the 9. Nbd2 line?

Started 05/08/04 at 17:12:02 by Bond
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By: CarriedbyGg
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Learning the Open Lopez
I have decided to learn the Open Lopez as black and I have a few questions.
What are the critical lines?
What model games do you recommend to study?
Who are the experts in this line<br ...

Started 01/24/10 at 13:05:57 by Watsonfox
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17 19296 Last Post 09/23/14 at 06:50:35
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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Riga and Dilworth variations - viable for black?
Reading through Grandmaster Secrets: Openings  by Andy Soltis (2002), he recommends both the Riga and Dilworth variations for black saying they can be learned over a long weekend.
How difficult ...

Started 03/17/14 at 00:12:08 by RoleyPoley
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By: barnaby
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Open Lopez against a low rated opponents
I really liked korchnoi games and start playing open lopez...I play it regularly these days...I had also good results on it..But I found that it is hard to play against a low rated opponent who is pla...

Started 02/20/14 at 08:50:30 by chandrashekharkoravi
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By: PANFR
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Theory - Open Ruy Lopez vs Worrall System
I mean, how often is the Open Variation played these days?

I'm asking because in looking over Andrew Greet's book on the Worrall System for the Spanish he recommends using the move order 5...

Started 03/07/13 at 05:14:56 by Chris Wainscott
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By: bragesjo
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Riga Variation - Berger Line 8.Bg5 (Two CC Games)
2 Recent Riga Variation games.  First game is not critical, but may be interesting because Black's position is ugly looking and looks impossible to hold, but a nice resource appears!
The second ...

Started 12/03/08 at 02:12:58 by drkodos
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By: NeverGiveUp
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Spicing up Black's play vs 6 Re1 in the Open Lopez
At lower levels of play, the otherwise attractive Open Defence to the Spanish is often met by 6 Re1 instead of 6 d4, and after 6..Nc5 Black is OK if he know what he is doing, but the play can become v...

Started 06/30/10 at 17:32:38 by Paddy
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By: Paddy
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Open Ruy Lopez Literature
There doesn't seem to be much of this lately. There was Flear's book in 2000 and I've heard about Krasenkow's book published mid '90s...but that's all. Anything more recent that I've missed?

Started 08/22/10 at 19:58:17 by Seth_Xoma
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Open Spanish-Dilworth
The eternal question in Dilworth line of the Open Spanish (5..Nxe4; 11..Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 ). It's preferable both White two minor pieces or Black rook in the immediate ending ?.
All books not recco...

Started 01/05/10 at 14:13:14 by AMM
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By: AMM
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Open Lopez Questions...
Hello all,
I've recently been test driving 1...e5 in some blitz games and some informal correspondence games, and I was just curious about some theoretical questions. Most books on the Open are ...

Started 10/02/09 at 15:00:50 by TonyRo
5 4773 Last Post 10/02/09 at 22:28:34
By: Mayhem
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Open Spanish - Berlin move order
I'd like to hear some discussion of white's possible deviations when black attempts to reach the Open spanish using the Berlin move order.  An expert or class A player will only get an Open Spanish ab...

Started 09/28/09 at 06:00:36 by Eclectico
6 6612 Last Post 09/28/09 at 14:46:25
By: rdecredico
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What could Short's Improvement be?
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In the given position, according to GM Bischoff's coverage of the Short-Efimenko match on Chessbase.com, Karpov played 11.Qe2...

Started 09/22/09 at 11:51:32 by ghenghisclown
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By: MNb
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New Open Ruy Lopez Book?
I think we need a new book on the Open Ruy Lopez since their hasn't been a book on the Open Ruy since GM Glenn Flear's book in 2000. Is their any chance Glenn would be willing to do a second edition o...

Started 07/31/08 at 04:48:07 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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By: kylemeister
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Open Spanish: Smyslov Var (7. ...Be7)
Hello.   Here is a line I am considering:

1.e4 e5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3.Bb5 a6  4.Ba4 Nf6  5.0-0 Ne4  6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 Be7  
Looking for some opinions on this interesting choice from Black.  I...

Started 02/18/08 at 00:27:32 by drkodos
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By: drkodos
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Books on Open Ruy Lopez?
What good books are there that deal with the spanish 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Nxe4 ? Latest theory is not especially important as I have informator/NIC/Chesspub.
Thanks in advance. Smiley

Started 10/23/05 at 01:08:03 by lnn2
14 8073 Last Post 01/24/07 at 10:51:00
By: Keano
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Open Spanish
I have noticed there is a bit of a hole in the coverage of the Open Defence in the Spanish e-book.
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6, the e-book co...

Started 10/27/03 at 08:33:49 by alumbrado
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By: IMJohnCox
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Ruy Lopez Open with 5.-Nxe4
What is the best way for white to play for an advantage in the Lopez Open? Recently I saw a game between two GM:s that went 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 ...

Started 07/17/06 at 15:15:28 by Kyodai
2 1897 Last Post 07/17/06 at 21:47:05
By: Dji
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The Great variation
I imagine many of our readers will not know I'm talking about !?. The "pseudo-called" Great variation is a serie of moves characterized as follows: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 ...

Started 05/19/06 at 22:41:53 by AMM(Guest) (Guest)
1 1726 Last Post 05/20/06 at 09:44:11
By: JEH
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