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    • MORTIMER'S TRAP OF THE RUY LOPEZ

      James Mortimer played chess with the likes of Steinitz, Zukertort, Chigorin and Blackburn in the 1880s and continued playing tournament chess until his death in 1911 at the age of 78.  He was a playwright, a journalist and avidly wrote about ches... | Read More

    • 1922 International Masters Tournament - Capablanca vs. Bogoljubov

      A diagram of a chess game between José Raúl Capablanca and Efim Bogoljubov. Capablanca started the game with the Ruy Lopez opening. | Read More

    • An Opening Guide

      This guide is for anyone who would like to brush up on their openings and defenses. Remember: A good opening strategy is to reach a playable middlegame. Protecting your king, controlling the center, development and mobility are all essential par... | Read More

    • Ruy Lopez Berlin Variation

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    • The power of the two bishops

      Hello everyone! Knights and bishops are equally strong chess pieces. While the knight is a slow piece, it can go to any square, while the fast bishop only has the squares of his colour to move to. Such, the two bishops are very strong, as they ca... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • ruy lopez (spanish)

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    the ruy lopez is a very old and still awesome opening widly used through the world. E.lasker used it before, and it is still very popular. It is still loved by chess players. Read More »

  • Hopkins Gambit

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    The Hopkins Gambit is a variant of the Ruy Lopez. Experimented with during the late 19th century, the Gambit is not generally accepted and is rarely seen in modern competition. It is named after Richard Hopkins, an amateur player who is first know... Read More »