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The Spanish Opening (or Ruy Lopez) is one of the most popular King's Pawn Openings and is played from club level right up to World Championship matches. After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5, the first branch occurs straight away, since black has to decide whether to push white's bishop back with 3...a6. Advancing the a-pawn is black's usual choice, but there are several important lines in which black leaves the white bishop on b5. If black plays 3..a6, white usually retreats his bishop with 4.Ba4, but the Exchange Variation, 4.Bxc6 dxc6, is also relatively common.
After 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 one possibilty for black is to play the Open Defence, 5...Nxe4, in which he obtains active piece-play in return for structural detects. If black chooses to play 5...Be7 many complicated lines arise with names such as the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation, The Smyslov Variation and the Breyer Variation. One other line worth mentioning is the sharp Marshall Attack, that scares even the strongest grandmasters in the world.

from Nunn's Chess Openings.

Play the Ruy Lopez - Andrew Greet

Play the Ruy Lopez - Andrew Greet

After White plays 1.e4 e5 many players find the Ruy Lopez, also known as the Spanish Opening, the best possibility of creating a lasting advantage for White. The Ruy Lopez is an opening which has been played in numerous encounters between the greatest players on earth such as Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov and many, many more.

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$17.79Everyman Chess, 2007/015 Stars

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