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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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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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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
1 3827 Last Post 04/19/10 at 07:52:34
By: joakimvitriol
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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 2110 Last Post 05/20/06 at 09:44:11
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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 4781 Last Post 06/13/17 at 00:06:00
By: FreeRepublic
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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 2476 Last Post 07/17/06 at 21:47:05
By: Dji
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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 2806 Last Post 04/02/05 at 09:01:22
By: Frankly
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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: FreeRepublic
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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
4 5492 Last Post 02/20/14 at 14:38:37
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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 6437 Last Post 04/19/10 at 08:32:23
By: joakimvitriol
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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 7307 Last Post 08/23/10 at 12:23:51
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 5918 Last Post 10/02/09 at 22:28:34
By: Sandman
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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 7302 Last Post 12/09/09 at 09:26:27
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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 8005 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, Karpov played 11.Qe2...

Started 09/22/09 at 11:51:32 by ghenghisclown
6 6600 Last Post 09/26/09 at 21:12:03
By: MNb
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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
8 6217 Last Post 03/04/21 at 00:52:33
By: FreeRepublic
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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
12 11616 Last Post 03/17/14 at 17:15:34
By: barnaby
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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
13 2030 Last Post 11/12/21 at 15:21:00
By: FreeRepublic
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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 9966 Last Post 01/24/07 at 10:51:00
By: Keano
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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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