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Ilmars Cirulis (2021-03-19)
Why do people keep playing Ruy Lopez if there's Berlin Defense that's drawish more than enough?
I still haven't lost a game in Berlin Defense as black.
Ilmars Cirulis (2021-03-19 19:33:03)
Well, at least I don't remember any loss in long time control games. Maybe I should search my games to be 100% sure about it.
Thibault de Vassal (2021-03-19 23:53:22)
Hmmm, it could be a nice thematic tournament soon :)
You're right actually! I searched games at FICGS, when white elo & black elo > 2300 there is no win for White since 2012 ! (and Black won regularly since then)
That's a good score for Berlin defense. To be continued.
Daniel Parmet (2021-03-21 06:43:20)
I have 160 games in the Berlin Defense since 2007. My last loss was in 2013. I can tell you that most people avoid the Ruy with me or e4 all together.
Wilhelm Schuett (2021-03-23 19:41:03)
i would try to win against the Berlin Wall
Wilhelm Schuett (2021-03-26 18:23:14)
the Berlin Wall as a thematic tournament
Garvin Gray (2021-04-02 06:08:44)
Before giving my thoughts on why white is still playing the Ruy Lopez given the drawing odds of the Berlin in correspondence chess, how many games and out of how many has black won with the Berlin?
Wilhelm Schuett (2021-04-02 13:46:48)
i don't know. White could also play 4. Nc3 or 4. Qe2
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