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C. Schroeder, 2233
S. Boehme, 2323

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Moves :   a6   Nf6   g6   f5   Nb4   Bd6   Be7   Bc5   Bb4   g5   Nge7   f6   Nd4   Qf6   d5   d6   Nce7       (back)


Position after : Bb5 ,   last edited by   Thibault de Vassal   (2407)
[2006 May 11]


The Ruy Lopez, generally called the Spanish Game outside of English speaking countries, is named after the 16th century Spanish priest Rúy López de Segura. He made a systematic study of this and other openings in the 150-page book on chess Libro del Ajedrez written in 1561 (which also included some more esoteric and what some would consider unfair suggestions, such as setting up the board so the sun shines in one's opponent's eyes).

However, although it is named after him, this particular opening was known earlier; it is included in the Göttingen manuscript, which dates from 1490. Popular use of the Ruy Lopez opening did not develop, however, until the mid-1800s when Jaenisch, a Russian theoretician, "rediscovered" its potential.

The opening is still in active use as the double king's pawn opening most commonly used in master play; it has been adopted by almost all players at some point in their careers and many play it from both the white and black sides.

According to Chessbase, white chances are about 58%

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Contributors : Thibault de Vassal



[ECO "C60"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez (Spanish Opening)"]


a6 : 3379 games, White ELO av : 1820, Black ELO av : 1815
    1-0 : 41%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 28.8%  ,   0-1 : 30.2%

Nf6 : 1105 games, White ELO av : 1809, Black ELO av : 1797
    1-0 : 37.4%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 33.6%  ,   0-1 : 29%

d6 : 373 games, White ELO av : 1418, Black ELO av : 1311
    1-0 : 64.8%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 6.2%  ,   0-1 : 29%

f5 : 278 games, White ELO av : 1698, Black ELO av : 1682
    1-0 : 41.7%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 20.5%  ,   0-1 : 37.8%

Nge7 : 139 games, White ELO av : 1461, Black ELO av : 1383
    1-0 : 62.6%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 8.6%  ,   0-1 : 28.8%

Nd4 : 129 games, White ELO av : 1610, Black ELO av : 1609
    1-0 : 52.7%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 11.6%  ,   0-1 : 35.7%

Bc5 : 119 games, White ELO av : 1581, Black ELO av : 1545
    1-0 : 52.1%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 6.8%  ,   0-1 : 41%

Qf6 : 42 games, White ELO av : 1461, Black ELO av : 1463
    1-0 : 73.2%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 26.8%

Bd6 : 19 games, White ELO av : 1476, Black ELO av : 1478
    1-0 : 57.9%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 5.3%  ,   0-1 : 36.8%

f6 : 18 games, White ELO av : 1459, Black ELO av : 1367
    1-0 : 72.2%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 27.8%

Bb4 : 13 games, White ELO av : 1737, Black ELO av : 1752
    1-0 : 53.8%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 30.8%  ,   0-1 : 15.4%

d5 : 13 games, White ELO av : 1540, Black ELO av : 1312
    1-0 : 92.3%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 7.7%

g6 : 9 games, White ELO av : 1853, Black ELO av : 1795
    1-0 : 22.2%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 33.3%  ,   0-1 : 44.4%

Be7 : 4 games, White ELO av : 1517, Black ELO av : 1543
    1-0 : 100%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 0%

Nb8 : 4 games, White ELO av : 1129, Black ELO av : 1156
    1-0 : 50%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 25%  ,   0-1 : 25%

Na5 : 3 games, White ELO av : 1380, Black ELO av : 1452
    1-0 : 100%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 0%

Nce7 : 3 games, White ELO av : 1610, Black ELO av : 1541
    1-0 : 66.7%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 33.3%

Nb4 : 2 games, White ELO av : 2074, Black ELO av : 1850
    1-0 : 100%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 0%

Qe7 : 2 games, White ELO av : 1626, Black ELO av : 1720
    1-0 : 100%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 0%

g5 : 2 games, White ELO av : 1394, Black ELO av : 1656
    1-0 : 0%  ,   1/2-1/2 : 0%  ,   0-1 : 100%



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