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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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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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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 6154 Last Post 12/09/09 at 09:26:27
By: ANDREW BRETT
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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 8199 Last Post 01/24/07 at 10:51:00
By: Keano
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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
2 2279 Last Post 04/02/05 at 09:01:22
By: Frankly
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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
7 3751 Last Post 12/05/19 at 05:52:44
By: FreeRepublic
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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 19687 Last Post 09/23/14 at 06:50:35
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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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 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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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
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By: Sandman
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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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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 6025 Last Post 08/23/10 at 12:23:51
By: GMTonyKosten
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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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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
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By: rdecredico
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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 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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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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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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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
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By: joakimvitriol
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