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The Ruy Lopez position


  • 12 months ago · Quote · #102

    DrSpudnik

    Breyer Variation

    Tchigorin Variation

    Zaitzev Variation

    Open Variation

    Exchange and Delayed Exchange Variation

    This will keep you busy for the next decade or so.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #103

    owltuna

    Doctor Spudnik completely overlooks the Steinitz and the Steinitz deferred. For shame. And tsk tsk, no Archangel or new Archangel?!

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #104

    DrSpudnik

    Throw them on the heap too.

    By the time you get done with an in-depth Lopez study, you'll be a really good chess player.

    (Just don't bother with the Bird Variation 3...Nd4) Laughing

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #105

    owltuna

    Ah, someone played that against me in Online Chess back in April. It did not end well for him.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #106

    DrSpudnik

    I used to play it but got worse and worse results. It's a tough one to play as Black.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #107

    owltuna

    In case anyone is interested:

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=69410890

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #108

    MSC157

    DrSpudnik wrote:

    Don't waste your time. Look up good things instead.

    You bast*rd! Laughing I'm joking of course. ;)

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #109

    ltristam

    Ruy Smith is good!

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #110

    ltristam

    I want to become an IM

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #111

    DrSpudnik

    Learning the Lopez is a good way to start down that path.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #112

    ltristam

    Isi'nt Ruy a good position? I know we talked about it on the first page but the king's pawns are good. And bread and butter.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #113

    ltristam

    kco wrote


     thought starting off with the king pawns (or queen pawns) opening and work your way up to the Ruy Lopez would be good.  

    Is Ruy Lopez a real person?

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #114

    owltuna

    Yes, Ruy Lopez was a real person, Rodrigo (Ruy) López de Segura, who wrote the book Libro de la invención liberal y arte del juego del Axedrez.

    See also: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=78728

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #115

    ManlyLadyLumps

    Can you please show us a PGN of this "Bread and Butter" opening you've mentioned, as it seems no one except you knows what it is

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #116

    DrSpudnik

    Sounds like some GM used a metaphor.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #117

    owltuna

    Got yer Ruy Lopez right here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFUWa_5CyUU


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