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The Ruy Lopez position


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #1

    ltristam

    I like the Ruy Lopez a lot.It is a fun position.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #2

    ltristam

    This is my first position!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #3

    ltristam

    I love this position!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #4

    DrSpudnik

    But it lasts for just a second. Then your opponent messes it all up! Frown

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #5

    ltristam

    It does?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #6

    kco

    yeah boy it does ! lol

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #7

    ltristam

    But that is good so I can win.Right?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #8

    kco

    Well yeah if you play it right. 

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #9

    DrSpudnik

    The vast volume of material after that point is about half a volume of ECO.

    The actual "starting position" of the main line starts on move 9

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #10

    ltristam

    Ah ha.I see.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #11

    DrSpudnik

    But to get to that position, you have to navigate tons of other options. If you learn this opening, you'll be on the way to a much deeper understanding of the game.

    Laughing

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #12

    kco

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #13

    ltristam

    Yeah.I have done the opening.It is fun opening.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #14

    exaltica

    I would go for the Zaitzev variation or the Marshall attack. I would mess up your Ruy Lopez Poony. Black pieces spoken. At white Id go for the exchange variation. Never happens cos Im a d4 player

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #15

    DrSpudnik

    The last word is yet to be said on this opening.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #16

    transpo

    poony wrote:

    I love this position!

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    Do you know the real reason why White plays 3.Bb5?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #17

    Eseles

    transpo wrote:

    poony wrote:

    I love this position!

    ____________________________________________________________________________

     

    Do you know the real reason why White plays 3.Bb5?

    I'm not poony, but i think the primal reason was the Bb5 to be exchanged with the Nc6, so that the Nf3 can take the e5 pawn. But Black can handle this...



  • 19 months ago · Quote · #18

    DrSpudnik

    Which, of course, is why the threat is really for real after White castles and plays Re1. Then Black is forced more or less to play b5 and chase off the Bishop etc...etc...

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #19

    ponz111

    One of the real reasons White plays 3. Bb5 is that it restricts [to some extent] Black's moves.  

    Also, White should play 3. Bb5 in the Ruy because if he doesn't it would no longer be called "The Ruy Lopez"

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #20

    DrSpudnik

    I guess that's one way to avoid the Two Knights! Laughing


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