Ruy Lopez Classical Defense

Ruy Lopez Classical Defense

GreenLaser
NM GreenLaser
Dec 19, 2008, 12:00 AM |
21 | Opening Theory

The Classical Defense to the Ruy Lopez uses 3...Bc5. This idea has been played for hundreds of years with the aim of obtaining active piece play. White can use the position of the bishop on c5 to play c3 and d4, which gains a tempo in the struggle for the center. The following example comes from the Russian Team Championship where opening strategy and concrete variations are put to the test.

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