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I like the Ruy Lopez a lot.It is a fun position.
This is my first position!
I love this position!
But it lasts for just a second. Then your opponent messes it all up!
yeah boy it does ! lol
But that is good so I can win.Right?
Well yeah if you play it right.
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
Ah ha.I see.
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.
Join up if you want to kid.
Yeah.I have done the opening.It is fun opening.
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
The last word is yet to be said on this opening.
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...
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...
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"
I guess that's one way to avoid the Two Knights!
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