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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: FreeRepublic
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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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18 16866 Last Post 01/02/07 at 14:51:16
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 2799 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 2371 Last Post 05/20/06 at 09:44:11
By: JEH
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Breslau variation in Ruy Lopez - worth it?
Hello all.
I posted this question on a different board and was kindly referred here, to what seems a truly great site.
A book first published in 1952, and not altered in the edition I have, ...

Started 03/31/05 at 16:02:03 by Frankly
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By: Frankly
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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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16 7460 Last Post 09/05/20 at 14:11:07
By: rossia
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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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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 27349 Last Post 09/23/14 at 06:50:35
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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6 Re1 in the Open Ruy Lopez
I think that 6 Re1 in the Open Ruy Lopez is very underestimated. What Glenn Flear recommends against it in his book Open Ruy Lopez seems to lead to very unclear positions. What do you guys think about...

Started 08/28/08 at 04:42:11 by Anonymous3
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By: Markovich
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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 11440 Last Post 01/24/07 at 10:51:00
By: Keano
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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
2 5525 Last Post 06/13/17 at 00:06:00
By: FreeRepublic
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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 7436 Last Post 04/19/10 at 08:32:23
By: joakimvitriol
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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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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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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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31 29842 Last Post 11/19/08 at 00:45:09
By: kylemeister
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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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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
6 7675 Last Post 09/26/09 at 21:12:03
By: MNb
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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 9204 Last Post 09/28/09 at 14:46:25
By: rdecredico
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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 6838 Last Post 10/02/09 at 22:28:34
By: Sandman
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