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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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
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By: Keano
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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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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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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 5824 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
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By: rdecredico
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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
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By: ANDREW BRETT
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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 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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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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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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