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Re: What is this Ruy Lopez?
Reply #4 - 05/22/09 at 12:45:10
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Indeed, if I passed by and saw the position after 14 moves, I would automatically think "oh, it's a King's Indian!" Then, if I cared to look closer, I would ask myself two questions:
- How did White manage to exchange the light-squared bishops that early?
- What on earth made Black play ...h6??
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Re: What is this Ruy Lopez?
Reply #3 - 05/22/09 at 07:52:03
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We are reaching the same structure (with slightly but always important differences) via 2 openings:

RUY LOPEZ:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O g6 6. d4 Bd7 7. d5 Ne7 8. Bxd7+ Nxd7 9. Be3 Bg7 10. c4 O-O 11. Nc3 h6 12. Nd2 f5 13. f3 f4 14. Bf2 g5

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1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Be3 f5 11.f3 f4 12.Bf2 g5

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Re: What is this Ruy Lopez?
Reply #2 - 05/22/09 at 03:59:56
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It somewhat resembles lines that occur frequently in the Modern Steinitz except, significantly, that a6 Ba4 has not been interposed. This sequence gives Black the option of denying the light-squared bishop exchange with ...b5 in some lines. Otherwise, the only cosmetic difference seems to be the a-pawn remaining at home.
  
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Re: What is this Ruy Lopez?
Reply #1 - 05/22/09 at 02:40:58
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The word "transposition" is misused. The keywords though are
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a promising position that resembled the King's Indian defence, the main difference being that light-squared Bishops were exchanged.
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The commentator obviously wanted to explain the difference and the similarity with the KID.
  

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What is this Ruy Lopez?
05/22/09 at 02:24:00
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I saw this game at Chessdom (http://tournaments.chessdom.com/asia-chess-championship-2009/round-9-report) with the following comment: "GM Wesley So, playing White against GM Elshan Moradiabadi on board six, transposed from Ruy Lopez into a promising position that resembled the King's Indian defence, the main difference being that light-squared Bishops were exchanged. This proved to be a very smart decision, as Black lacked one of the most important counter-attacking pieces; the Queen was sitting on h4, but there was no that dangerous Bxh3 blow." (Game replayable on webpage at Chessdom.)

The game:
So W. (2641)
Moradiabadi E. (2526)
Ruy Lopez      C65

8th Asian Continental/Individu (9.6)
Subic Bay Free Port, 2009

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O g6 6. d4 Bd7 7. d5 Ne7 8. Bxd7+ Nxd7 9. Be3 Bg7 10. c4 O-O 11. Nc3 h6 12. Nd2 f5 13. f3 f4 14. Bf2 g5 15. b4 Rf6 16. c5 Rg6 17. Rc1 a6 18. Kh1 h5 19. Nc4 g4 20. Bg1 Nf6 21. b5 axb5 22. Nxb5 Nc8 23. Qc2 g3 24. cxd6 cxd6 25. h3 Nh7 26. Nd2 Qh4 27. Qc7 Ng5 28. Qd8+ Kh7 29. Rxc8 Rxa2 30. Rd1 Rf6 31. Qg8+ Kh6 32. Rc7 Rg6 33. Nxd6 1-0

I don't recognise this transposition at all. Anyone can enlighten?

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