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Breyer
Given the number of new books on the Ruy Lopez for both sides, does anyone know if a repertoire book on the Breyer is on the way?  What is the status of the Breyer at present?

Started 11/18/07 at 15:12:20 by HgMan
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48 21441 Last Post 10/12/19 at 23:07:11
By: kylemeister
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A good introduction to a main line
Hi, I intend to settle on a defence against the spanish. As such, I am looking for a good set to introduce myself to a reasonable one, preferably of the closed spanish, of a strategical nature. I pref...

Started 09/08/19 at 15:18:38 by nocteus
8 1012 Last Post 09/12/19 at 16:17:47
By: Jupp53
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Smyslov's other system
Perhaps superseded by the Zaitsev, but the Smyslov system 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 0-0 9 h3 h6 is well known. The idea behind 9. .. h6 being to pre...

Started 06/16/18 at 11:31:56 by RdC
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By: RdC
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12.a4 in the Keres Variation
Hi everyone, this is my first post here on the ChessPub forum.
The Keres Variation, and especially the Graf variation, have become popular recently as a sound way of fighting the Ruy Lopez. Howe...

Started 01/27/18 at 01:18:54 by Syzygy
5 2481 Last Post 01/28/18 at 02:09:33
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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9...Na5 10.Bc2 Re8, why so rare?
9...Na5 10.Bc2 Re8 seems like a not unreasonable plan to me: first get White to move his bishop off the a2-g8 diagonal, and only then play ...Re8 when Ng5 no longer accomplishes anything (like a poten...

Started 04/14/16 at 03:48:17 by George Jempty
8 5391 Last Post 05/03/16 at 16:33:32
By: George Jempty
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Ruy Lopez Keres variation , 12 Kh1 !?
In a Ruy Lopez , Keres variation
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 O-O Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 d6 8 c3 O-O 9 h3 Na5 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Nd7  , my opponent played the odd move 12 Kh1!?
G Flear gi...

Started 02/19/15 at 09:15:36 by vallescure
8 6615 Last Post 01/29/16 at 10:13:22
By: MartinC
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Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation (PC-DVD) by Pavel Eljan
Hmm, I seriously think Chessbase has been reading my mind. They must know I've been flubbing about my choice of defence to the Ruy Lopez. Maybe I should play the Berlin or the Marshall, but, well, you...

Started 09/10/15 at 08:59:17 by JEH
14 9163 Last Post 11/08/15 at 18:44:00
By: nestor
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The line with no name
Hit play and read on...
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Oh, those computer engines, what do they know about chess? Roll Eyes
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Started 08/10/15 at 20:38:26 by JEH
3 3617 Last Post 11/06/15 at 20:33:39
By: George Jempty
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Breyer move order
In a recent game, I was faced with an unusual move order.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 and now 8. .. Nb8 9. d4 Nbd7 I continued normally with 10. ...

Started 09/05/15 at 14:11:44 by RdC
2 2592 Last Post 09/05/15 at 23:27:53
By: RdC
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Tsigorin main line
Simple question on a simple line:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3
d6 9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. d5
It seems to me that in spanois...

Started 06/14/15 at 15:03:59 by Lauri Torni
4 4516 Last Post 06/23/15 at 20:11:10
By: Lauri Torni
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Keres Variation-is f5 really so bad?
In the Keres Variation of the Ruy Lopez after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 d6 8 c3 0-0 9 h3 Na5 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Nd7 12 Nbd2 exd4 13 cxd4 Nc6 14 d5 Nce5 15 Nxe5 Nxe5 16...

Started 02/16/15 at 01:02:58 by Anonymous3
7 5721 Last Post 03/27/15 at 17:12:52
By: kylemeister
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Ruy Lopez Keres Variation
In the Keres Variation of the Ruy Lopez after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 d6 8 c3 0-0 9 h3 Na5 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Nd7 12 Nbd2 exd4 13 cxd4 Nc6 14 d5 Nce5 15 Nxe5 Nxe5 16...

Started 11/20/07 at 03:34:16 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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20 25912 Last Post 01/22/15 at 11:38:33
By: vallescure
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...c5 in the Breyer
Does anyone know why Black plays ...c5 after a4 in this line:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. ...

Started 09/25/14 at 15:06:25 by BobbyDigital80
1 2878 Last Post 09/25/14 at 19:06:00
By: kylemeister
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Karpov's Chigorin Line
I saw in a database that Karpov played this line four times as black:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 Bb7
He has a good sc...

Started 06/20/14 at 19:58:51 by BobbyDigital80
2 4131 Last Post 06/21/14 at 09:21:12
By: RdC
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Chigorin: 11...cxd4 12.cxd4 Qc7
How does white prove this move order inprecise? 13.Nc3 would directly take advantage of the fact that white has no pawn on c3 anymore, but I cannot tell if this is better than 13.Nbd2 which would be t...

Started 08/13/10 at 10:31:16 by JhF
7 7860 Last Post 02/16/14 at 11:41:57
By: tony37
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Current Status of the Graf Variation?
Hi, I am thinking of switching from the Sicilian Taimanov to 1...e5 and I wish to know what the current status of the graf variation in the keres ruy lopez is.

Started 05/19/06 at 17:50:32 by evilsamurai(Guest) (Guest)
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19 22850 Last Post 11/12/13 at 09:04:30
By: BobbyDigital80
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Chigorin Ruy Lopez: Panov Variation
Hello everyone, I was wondering if the panov attack in the chigorin ruy lopez is considered playable. The variation is:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 a6
4. Ba4 Nf6
5. 0-0 Be7<br ...

Started 01/12/07 at 15:55:30 by Daniel
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24 28863 Last Post 10/24/13 at 08:54:05
By: Keano
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Yates closed Ruy Lopez 10.d5 trick.
Hello,
After:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.d4 Bg4 10.d5 Na5 11.Bc2 c6 12.h3 Bc8 reaches to a well known position of the Ruy Lopez Yate's Variat...

Started 03/06/09 at 21:12:12 by jarechu
2 2400 Last Post 03/09/09 at 13:13:21
By: jarechu
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Ruy Lopez 7...0-0 8.d4!? d6 9.c3 Bg4
Hi at all,
i want to start a new discussion about the following line:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d4
d6 9. c3 Bg4 *
I think since tw...

Started 07/19/06 at 12:48:32 by FinnMcCool
6 4597 Last Post 07/27/06 at 16:31:00
By: OstapBender
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Status of Closed Ruy Lopez mainlines
I have not been keeping up with the theory of the Closed Ruy Lopez for the last few decades.
Could anyone please update me on the status of the mainlines? I am in principle interested in all the...

Started 08/16/05 at 07:23:27 by tafl
7 3962 Last Post 09/14/05 at 15:54:04
By: Fernando Semprun
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