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Reply #1 - 08/24/08 at 22:05:01
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Reminds me of Daniel King's "Mastering the Spanish" book, which had a ranking system for some of these types of things.
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08/24/08 at 21:36:24
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Which lines from Ruy Lopez complex best fits in following criteria:

1. razor sharp tactical
2. tactical
3. tactical/strategical
4. strategical
5. strategical/endgame-ish
6. endgame-ish

So how to sort all this stuff into mentioned categories  Shocked:

    Black defences other than 3...a6

         o  Smyslov Defence
         o  Cozio Defence
         o  Bird's Defence
         o  Steinitz Defence
         o  Schliemann Defence
         o  Classical Defence
         o  Berlin Defence

    Morphy Defence 3...a6: alternatives to the Closed Defence

         o  Exchange Variation
         o  Norwegian Defence
         o  Variations combining 3...a6 and ...Bc5
         o  Steinitz Defence Deferred
         o  Schliemann Defence Deferred
         o  Arkhangelsk Defence
         o  Russian Defence
         o  Open Defence

    Closed Defence 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7: Alternatives to the main line

         o  Delayed Exchange Variation Deferred
         o  Centre Attack
         o  Worrall Attack
         o  Averbakh Variation
         o  Trajković Variation
         o  Marshall Attack

    Closed Defence, main line: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0

         o  Pilnik Variation
         o  Bogoljubow Variation
         o  Chigorin Variation
         o  Breyer Variation
         o  Zaitsev Variation
         o  Karpov Variation
         o  Kholmov Variation
         o  Smyslov Variation
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