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Ruy lopez


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    John_Doe18

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In the ruy lopez position above, why black should not play b5?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    t-lo

    He would get captured by the black pawn

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    John_Doe18

    ok, but what after this?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Scottrf

    Castle apparently, with the idea of opening the a file for the rook if you take the bishop.

    Not sure if that is good enough compensation for the doubled pawn and bishop pair though, but white seems to have success.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    nyLsel

    John_Doe18 wrote:

    ok, but what after this?

     

    This move loses a pawn and gains a open file for White. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    nyLsel

    Scottrf wrote:

    Castle apparently, with the idea of opening the a file for the rook if you take the bishop.

    Not sure if that is good enough compensation for the doubled pawn and bishop pair though, but white seems to have success.

    White will capture the e5 pawn if Black moves ...Na5

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    nyLsel

    pfren wrote:

    Black does not gain much from ...b5 THAT quickly. The bishop is well placed on b3, and sometimes the b5 pawn gives white a target for queenside play with a2-a4.

    Playing ...b5 quickly will weakens the dark-squares for Black. And will give White an powerful d5 post for Bishop.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Scottrf

    nyLsel wrote:
    Scottrf wrote:

    Castle apparently, with the idea of opening the a file for the rook if you take the bishop.

    Not sure if that is good enough compensation for the doubled pawn and bishop pair though, but white seems to have success.

    White will capture the e5 pawn if Black moves ...Na5


    What about Qg5 after your diagram, forking knight and g2 pawn?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    nyLsel

    6...Qg5 7.Bxf7+ Ke7 8.d4 Qxg2 9.Rf1 Qxh2 10.Bg5+ is better for White, with an exposed King.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    nyLsel

    or 6...Qg5 7.Qf3! (7...Qxe5 8.Qxf7+ Kd8 9.Qxf8+ Qe8 10.Qxe8 Kxe8 is better for White) 7...Nxb3 8.Qxf7+ Kd8 9.Qxf8#

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    Scottrf

    Thanks, I'll take a look through later.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    nyLsel

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    nyLsel

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    nyLsel

    The point of ...a6, ...b5, ...Na5 doesn't helps Black to develop. 


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