OotW: Some Bc5 Defense to the Ruy Lopez

OotW: Some Bc5 Defense to the Ruy Lopez

IM dpruess

This week's opening is a defense to the Ruy Lopez, which I today learned is called the Modern Arkhangelsk. In today's video, we talked about the meaning behind the moves leading up to the characteristic Bc5 move by black, and then played a bunch of practice games to explore some ideas on our own. In a future video later this week, we will look at some GM games. Below the video, I provide PGN viewers of the games from today.

First, viewer has the variations we looked at during the general discussion:

Now the blitz games:

The thematic tournament will be Sunday at 10 am pacific, as usual!