The Ruy Lopez


The Ruy Lopez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈrwi ˈlopeθ]; English pronunciation: /ˈri ˈlpɛθ/), also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5


  • 3 years ago


    Okay, Neat.

    But the exchange variation?


  • 3 years ago


    I love the Ruy Lopez.  It was the first opening I learned, and as white, I used it for years. However, I would only play the exchange variation.

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