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The ruy lopez gives black great attacking chances but is incredibly passive for white.
I think you're really off the mark.
Exchange and Delayed Exchange Variation
This will keep you busy for the next decade or so.
Doctor Spudnik completely overlooks the Steinitz and the Steinitz deferred. For shame. And tsk tsk, no Archangel or new Archangel?!
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)
Ah, someone played that against me in Online Chess back in April. It did not end well for him.
I used to play it but got worse and worse results. It's a tough one to play as Black.
In case anyone is interested:
Don't waste your time. Look up good things instead.
You bast*rd! I'm joking of course. ;)
Ruy Smith is good!
I want to become an IM
Learning the Lopez is a good way to start down that path.
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.
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?
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
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
Sounds like some GM used a metaphor.
Got yer Ruy Lopez right here:
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