ruy lopez

Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to search for "ruy lopez" on Google.

Location: The Dark Side of the moon, United States
Joined: 10/26/16
Last Online: 10/28/16
Points: 3 points
Location: United Kingdom
Joined: 9/18/16
Last Online: 10/28/16
Points: 0 points
Location: chaguazoso, Galicia
Joined: 2/22/16
Last Online: 10/28/16
Points: 0 points
Location: United States
Joined: 1/31/16
Last Online: 2/1/16
Points: 0 points
Location: Islas Canarias,Tenerife, Spain
Joined: 1/7/16
Last Online: 10/11/16
Points: 1 points

  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll realize that the Morphy's "Ope... | Read More

  • The Death Of The Berlin Defense

    "You might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least die like a samurai." -- Kill Bill, Vol. 1.  The Berlin Defense in the Ruy Lopez is a very peculiar opening. Spectators hate it, most chess players hate it (coun... | Read More

  • Who Loved These Knight Moves?

    When we analyzed "An Opening Line For Masters" last week, I chose GM Igor Zaitsev as our opening guide for a reason. It is difficult to name another chess player who introduced that many absolutely paradoxical opening novelties. Today ... | Read More

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | Read More

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there are also opening variations "fo... | Read More

    • My Games 17/10/2016 - Day 1 at SMAK 6 Cup

      So today, I was going for a big mission: to defend my title as the champion of SMAK 6 Cup Chess Competition. However, I knew that it won't be anything near easy, since I must be better than the other 15 players (whereas last year's competition was... | Read More

      • williamn27
      • | Oct 25, 2016
    • Activity, Activity, Activity

      And the Genie said: "I grant you but one wish, and one wish only. Name what chess trait you most desire ...". I quivered beneath his gigantic torso, meekly suggesting "Activity ... oh Great One". With that, the Genie disappeared. Who is to know ... | Read More

    • Players in Their Favorite Openings #1 Kramnik 1. Nf3

      One of Kramnik's favorite openings is 1. Nf3. I just found 2 games of his that I thought were pretty good and lightly annotated them. Here is the first game, Kramnik completely outplays Karpov in a Nimzo-Indian like position. Some think this is o... | Read More

    • Indiana Jones versus the Boulder of Connected Pawns on the 6th

      That's what it must feel like when Indiana Jones is being chased by the boulder. Connected passed pawns, three of them no less, are coming at you. One can stem the tide with material, but like a minefield waiting to explode, every step is vital. ... | Read More

    • Best defence is....

      I think that Ruy Lopez | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Soltis, Andrew

    • 29 Reads
    • | 29 Reads

    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

    • 18 Reads
    • | 18 Reads

    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Castling

    • 2247 Reads
    • | 2247 Reads

    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

    • 2 Reads
    • | 2 Reads

    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

    • 23 Reads
    • | 23 Reads

    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 »