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Modernized Open Ruy
At the moment there are 24 new books announced at TP,
among them 14 opening books, for example:
The Modernized Open Ruy Lopez    by Milos Pavlovic
Thinkers Publishing, forthcoming
tracke  Smiley

Started 02/25/21 at 22:33:11 by tracke
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By: Bibs
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Krykun on 1.e4 e5! with Open Spanish
[Less than 30% of the following repertoire book is on the Open Spanish. But as an answer to the Ruy is maybe the most important part of each black repertoire with 1.e4 e5, it‘s probably better to post...

Started 08/06/20 at 16:32:24 by tracke
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By: rossia
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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

Started 02/06/06 at 10:21:40 by photophore
2 4343 Last Post 06/13/17 at 00:06:00
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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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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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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"Open" Ruy Lopez, GM Seirawan's secret weapon
Open Ruy Lopez - Seirawan Variation
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4
(6. Re1? Nc5 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. Nxe5 Be7 9. d4 Ne6 - black has the bishop pair and a good endgame.) <br...

Started 06/24/13 at 07:41:13 by Plyo
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By: Markovich
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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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Riga Variation of the Open Ruy Lopez
I am just starting to learn to play the Ruy Lopez as White, and I was wondering why the Riga Variation of the Open Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 exd4) is considered inf...

Started 12/25/07 at 23:24:22 by dsr
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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
5 6741 Last Post 08/23/10 at 12:23:51
By: GMTonyKosten
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ruy lopez , open variation
Hi !
I think about including the open variation of the ruy lopez (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.exd5 Be6) in my repertoire for black, because it seems to be...

Started 09/03/07 at 11:27:13 by Strategy_Rules
4 6005 Last Post 04/19/10 at 08:32:23
By: joakimvitriol
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Ruy Lopez Open
Okay I thought in the line 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 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 Nxb3 was suppossed to a huge mistake. Yet it was played in Corus B Gro...

Started 01/28/09 at 01:24:26 by trw
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By: joakimvitriol
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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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Best lines in the open Spanish
Hi all,
I am taking up the Open Spanish.  Yes I have read what seems to be all the posts on the open.  I am confused about the opening.  most other openings I get but Flear's book confuses me.  P...

Started 10/15/09 at 03:49:56 by Zatara
6 6828 Last Post 12/09/09 at 09:26:27
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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 5458 Last Post 10/02/09 at 22:28:34
By: Sandman
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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 7355 Last Post 09/28/09 at 14:46:25
By: rdecredico
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