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I have been working hard exploring lines in the Ruy Lopez and found this move, actually in a correspondence game:
Any ones analysis on the key positions is much welcomed as I intend to use this as my mainline and am only too happy to be proved wrong if the gambit is actually not as sound as I think. Otherwise I like to share so hope maybe others can use this idea too.
nice line, kind of funny finish with the trapped queen.
Black's early d6 AND Nf6 has produced an awful situation that you exploited pretty well. After 4. d4, the problem with d5, attacking the pinned Knight, probably forces Bd7, and saying to hell with the pawn structure. Playing exd4 looks like a terrible blunder.
8. ... dxe5 was no good too. Though waaaay behind in development and with White having open lines enough, opening up more is just asking for it.
The importan thing is that you saw your opportunity and went for it.
i once had a game EXACTLY like this! back when i played e4. loooong time ago. about 9 months.
Yes your right DrSpud. I've been looking over it again and I'm sure blacks game is not at all that bad after either the simple 5... Bd7 or perhaps the more aggressive 5... Bg4. I'l have to learn both those lines and then I can close the 'book' on this branch of the Lopez.
What are your top 3 pieces of advice for new players?
by dude667 a few minutes ago
2 x White, 2 x Black
by 12Knaves 5 minutes ago
Wild Chess Imagery
by ChessPlayinDude47 10 minutes ago
by BISHOP_e3 17 minutes ago
5/28/2016 - [Smyslov - Fischer, Yugoslavia 1959
by Ratiti 18 minutes ago
How long did it take for you to cross 1500?
by Perseus82 27 minutes ago
This is not Sharp, this is Yisus Craist (Najdorf)
by RandomBean 35 minutes ago
how does 2. e5 fare against the sicillian?
by RandomBean 37 minutes ago
Philidor Defense. Nc6 is refuted.
by RandomBean 38 minutes ago
Your games shallowly and pessimistically analyzed by some guy.
by P_or 47 minutes ago
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