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Spaniards Settin' Sail
Compiled by fredthebear
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Where ya from, sailor?
Oh...sorry. No, this is not Berlin. Wrong collection.

Thank you to Mughug, Prasha, JakOTheShadows.

"Ruy," as we all know, comes from Ruy Lopez, and is of Spanish derivation. Ruy is pronounced phonetically as "rwi," similar to "muy" (very) in Spanish.

Ruy Lopez
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5

Ruy Lopez (Alapin Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bb4

Ruy Lopez (Berlin Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6

Ruy Lopez (Bird's Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4

Ruy Lopez (Classical Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5

Ruy Lopez (Closed Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7

Ruy Lopez (Closed-Chigorin Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5

Ruy Lopez (Closed-Smyslov Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7

Ruy Lopez (Closed-Zaitsev)

Ruy Lopez (Cordel Defense)
see Ruy Lopez (Classical)

Ruy Lopez (Cozio Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7

Ruy Lopez (Dilworth Attack)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Bc5 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Bc2 Nxf2

Ruy Lopez (Exchange Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6

Ruy Lopez (Jaenisch Gambit)
see Ruy Lopex (Schliemann)

Ruy Lopez (Marshall Attack)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5

Ruy Lopez (Modern Steinitz Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6

Ruy Lopez (Open Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4

Ruy Lopez (Open Defense-Harksen)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. c4

Ruy Lopez (Schliemann Gambit)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5

Ruy Lopez (Siesta Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. c3 f5

Ruy Lopez (Steinitz Defense)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6

Ruy Lopez (Vinogradov)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Qe7

Ruy Lopez (Worrall Attack)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Qe2

Four Knights Spanish. Classical (C48) 0-1 A Morphy Masterpiece
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

4Ns Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Q pinned to the mate square
Shumov vs Winawer, 1875 
(C48) Four Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

After 10 moves, all Blacks units retreated back
Maroczy vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C48) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Pawn thrust to 6th
Maroczy vs Von Bardeleben, 1905 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Classical Var (C48)1-0 P fork trick works
Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1906 
(C48) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Four Ns Spanish. Classical (C48) 0-1 She offered a draw instead
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical C48) 1-0 Pawn superiority
Najdorf vs Pilnik, 1948 
(C48) Four Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Look deeply
Short vs Adams, 1991 
(C48) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish (C48) 1-0 Think Lawn Mower Mate
J Gallagher vs L Cooper, 2001 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C48) 1-0 Good W technique
Joel Benjamin vs R Hess, 2013 
(C48) Four Knights, 74 moves, 1-0

4 Knights, Spanish Rub. (C48) 1-0 Can't defend 2 mating squares
Jowett vs McDonald, 1885 
(C48) Four Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48)1-0 Classic Queen Ending!
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48) · 0-1 14 moves
A Dusek vs Nepustil, 1915 
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1-0 Boden's #
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 0-1 Notes by Mieses
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1-0 Notes by Reti, Tart
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920  
(C48) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1-0Knight Stalkers
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(C48) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Hans Kmoch "Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces", Dover, 1960 p.129
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-Heavy duty batteries
Kamsky vs Adams, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-1/2
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-1/2 Q for 9 pts.
Ivanchuk vs Svidler, 1999 
(C48) Four Knights, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Four Knights: Ranken Var (C48) 1-0Lengthy exchange gem
Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48) 0-1 Pawn majority
Ed. Lasker vs Marshall, 1923 
(C48) Four Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48) 1-0 R ending
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 54 moves, 1-0

G40: Four Knights Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 0-1
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Gossip vs Chigorin, 1889  
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish, 4 Knights Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Keep file closed!
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Copycat BUSTED!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Double Spanish (C49) 1-0 Stuck in absolute pin
Blackburne vs Von Scheve, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

4 Knts Spanish (C49) 0-1 Strategic Masterpiece, Classic R EG
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

Game 7: 50 Great Games of Chess, by Harry Golombek
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908  
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Double Spanish (C49) 1-0 Cross pins are a bitchew
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2- Black wriggles off
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Active nearly always beats passive, especially w/a passer
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Double Spanish (C49) 0-1 Rxg2 Sac
R D Gillon-Ferguson vs Euwe, 1921 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Double Rook sac
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

"You can't win by resigning!" -Tartakower; 39...Qf7! saves it.
A Martorelli vs Antunes, 1985 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Passer
Short vs Speelman, 1991 
(C49) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Four Ns Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2- Cntr & Kside skirmish
Speelman vs Karpov, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights, Dble Spanish (C49) 1/2-1/2Exchange to opposition
M Mrva vs Kholmov, 1996
(C49) Four Knights, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2 Pawn skeleton
Adams vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0 Ng6 is not the answer
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1859 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def (C60) 1-0From Reinfeld's checkmate book
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Dbl R sacs, Greco's Mate
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Another Dbl R sac
Blackburne vs Burn, 1868 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schleimann Def. Jaenisch G. Acptd (C40) 0-1 Full devel
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game (C60) 1-0 White was a terrific player
D Daniuszewski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Renaud & Kahn's The Art of the Checkmate, pp. 79-80
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Immune rook, discovery
S Boden vs Bird, 1873 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 A Tour de Force!!
V Kahn vs Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Rob the pin
Lasker vs NN, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Kside attack
Reti vs Spielmann, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Greek gift, 19 moves
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Dyckhoff (C63) 1-0 Target the heavy pieces
Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1919 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical Modern Main Line (C64) 1-0 dxe5 piles on pin
W Pritchard vs I Hund, 1981 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Anderssen goes fishin' w/a pole
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Pawn rampage, Q sac
G Neumann vs J Schulten, 1865 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

This Alexander plays like Alekhine.
A Alexander vs O Cordel, 1870 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical (C64) 0-1 Weak back rank, overworked Q
D Mitran vs M Carbajo Berrocal, 2007 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Excellent notes
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin, Improved Steinitz Defense?! (C66) 1-0 Dbl ++
Nimzowitsch vs Ryckhoff, 1910 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Capa's famous combo
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Improved Steinitz (C66) 0-1 15 captures in 21 m
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Tarrasch Trap (C66) 1-0Remove the Guard
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Alekhine Var (C68) 1-0 Early Q exchange
Duras vs Breyer, 1912 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 22 moves, 1-0

Cecil Valentine de Vere (1846-1874) - Born on Valentine's Day
De Vere vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C70) 1-0 Odd correspondence game
O Lie vs Olsen, 1985 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta Var (C74) 0-1Gem
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

If 17.Qxh6, then 17...Rg8+ 18.Ng3 Rxg3+ 19.hxg3 Qxg3+
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Scene in Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

A Capablanca miniature: Q sacrifice allows mate on f7
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open Var. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Pin it to win it
Alekhine vs J Ganzo Mediavilla, 1944 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 e-pawn makes way
R Felgaer vs Kaidanov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 1-0

"The Art of Sacrifice in Chess" by R. Spielmann
G Schories vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 0-1

15(!) of Kasparov's last 16 moves are with pieces, 25-move win!
Kasparov vs E Vladimirov, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 7, GK leads 5 1/2-1 1/2 The threat is stronger than the X
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk 100 selected games-Kalinichenko's book
Ivanchuk vs Adams, 2002 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

Standard Kingside Attack You Should Know
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

1) C88
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

2) C88
Jakovenko vs Leko, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

3) C88
Svidler vs Leko, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

4) C88
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 1/2-1/2
S Sevian vs D Naroditsky, 2015 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Anti-Marshall (C84) 1-0 4Rs ending
Karjakin vs Aronian, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

1) Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Variation (C89) 0-1
Anand vs Aronian, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 34 moves, 0-1

2) Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern ML(C89)1-0EGbrilliancy
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

3) Spanish Marshall Attack; Notes by Raymond Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

4) Hardly anything is cooler than the Marshall when it works.
Smirin vs Grischuk, 2001 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 22 moves, 0-1

5) Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C88) 1/2-1/2
Anand vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

6) A good example of a straightforward Ruy Lopez Closed (C84)
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

8) 8.h3 !? Kasparov usualy plays a4 here (the Anti-Marshal).
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 White rampage
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 85 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Mackenzie Variation (C77) 1/2
Reshevsky vs Euwe, 1950
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Morphy Attack (C77) 0-1
Keres vs Euwe, 1939 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78)1-0 Cut-off opposingK
Euwe vs W Koomen, 1941
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 Logical play
Euwe vs Prins, 1940
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0
Euwe vs Keres, 1939 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open. Classical Def(C83) 0-11st check is the last check
Boleslavsky vs Euwe, 1946 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Delayed Exch(C85) 1-0Capture gives W initiative
Euwe vs H Kramer, 1940 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Worrall Attack Delayed castling (C86) 1-0
Euwe vs A J van den Hoek, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 0-1Pills take time to absorb
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Rook on the 7th
Euwe vs H Kramer, 1941
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System(C99) 0-1K cut-off
Unzicker vs Euwe, 1951
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 4
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 64 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 15
Bronstein vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 51 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 22
Bronstein vs Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 30
Cherepkov vs Bronstein, 1961 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 R shot! Q to nab Q!
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

Stop plissing everybody
Tal vs Pliss, 1950 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 37 moves, 1-0

No one. NO ONE plays like Tal.
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Caro Var (C70) 0-1 Crossfire!
Tal vs J G van Eybergen, 1959 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Minckwitz Var (C67) 1-0 So good it's creepy
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Riga 1958 "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

19...Kh8 was a mistake.
Tal vs Keres, 1973 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 44 moves, 1-0

Tal- amazing finish.
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Rc5!! looks insane
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Puzzle of the day 16 Sep 2007
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

Tal scored four wins against Korchnoi out of 44 games.
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 57 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 0-1 Pins to win
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

An attacking genius - right up there with Keres, Tal & Alekhine
Nezhmetdinov vs Estrin, 1951 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

This seems to be the earliest Ruy Lopez in the database
W Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

C60 0-1 39
G W Medley vs Morphy, 1858 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1Rob the pins
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Morphy Attack (C78) 0-1 Both promote Qs
P Journoud vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 66 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Surprise end
M Lange vs G Schultz, 1863 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 48 moves, 1-0

Nice! Q Sac Sets Up the Q Trap
Zukertort vs Mayet, 1867
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

An attempted draw from a crazy rook
Cordel / Minckwitz / Allies vs Anderssen / Goring / Allies, 1871 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 67 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0 Black K caught in center
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1873  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Found in Masters of the Chessboard
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

A decisive Zukertort sacrifice which runs like clockwork.
Zukertort vs Winawer, 1878 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Fleissig varied first with 15.Bb3.
B Fleissig vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Cozio Def (C70) 1-0Decoy, Discovery
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1882 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Personal antagonism amongst two old masters?
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 89 moves, 0-1

Active vs. Passive; 3 pieces on the kingside will win
Mackenzie vs Winawer, 1883
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 17 (C60) Spanish game, fianchetto, 43 moves, 0-1
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open Classical Def (C83) 1-0 Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1887  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: General (C60) 0-1 Mortimer Trap
P Eiffe vs J E Crewe, 1887 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open Classical Def. ML (C83) 0-1 Q sac, pin pawn to Q
J W Baird vs W Pollock, 1889  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 White knows better
J Mason vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 15: Elements of Combination Play in Chess - Reinfeld
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

The Squares of the City
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 Cross pin
Lasker vs G Simonson, 1892 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Def (C60) 0-1 Pawn promotion
Showalter vs Pillsbury, 1893 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Var(C77) 1-0Ruined by blunder
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1893 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0 Notes by JHB; h-file attack
Blackburne vs NN, 1894  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def(C71) 1/2-1/2SeeNotes
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1895  
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Morphy Tarrasch Var (C77) 1/2-1/2 Entertaining draw
Schlechter vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black should have traded off bishops instead of pushing pawns
Napier / Allies vs Marshall / Allies, 1896
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

h7 attack sets up a back ranker
Schlechter vs Winawer, 1896 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Deutsches Wochenschach 1896, page 435 (Whyld, game 394)
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0Kside N sac, Rob pin, etc
Janowski vs Winawer, 1896 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

One queen gets trapped, the other queen takes charge
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

White grabs pawns; Black cuts it close
D G Baird vs Schlechter, 1898 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0Remove Def
G Marco vs H W Trenchard, 1898
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 54: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1Who's the challenger?
F J Lee vs Lasker, 1899 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Hook Mate if continuation: 36. ... Rf6 37. Rh8+ Kf7 38. Rf8#
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Sacs on the 7th leave Black up three pawns
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Steinitz Def; Black's pawn shuffle slows development
Schlechter vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Morphy Attack (C78) 1-0 Knight on the 6th
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1Arabian Mate
Gunsberg vs Janowski, 1902 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schliemann De. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0 Back ranks
G Marco vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1 Crushing move
B Leussen vs C Trimborn, 1903 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy, Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1Close only counts in...
Lasker vs Loman, 1903 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish: Brentano Gambit (C60) 1/2-1/2 This game is absurd!
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Exchange. Lutikov (C68) 0-1 Black owns the open lines
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open Variations (C80) 0-1 Minor piece sacs
Schlechter vs H Faehndrich, 1904 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
W John vs E Dyckhoff, 1904 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed Averbakh (C87) Another exch heavy pieces & draw
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1905
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed Chigorin Defense (C97) 0-1Namesake Defense
Duras vs Chigorin, 1906 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 57 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open St. Pet(C82) 1-0 17.Re1 is the usual continuation.
Duras vs Maroczy, 1906 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 48 moves, 1-0

Pin and Breakthrough vs. Bad Bishop
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1907 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

Keep the line closed unless you can control it?!
O Bernstein vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Over protection
Schlechter vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Morphy Defense. Duras Variation (C77) Duras deals it
Duras vs Swiderski, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin, Hedgehog (C66) 0-1Black's R is asking for it
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange Variation (C68) 1-0 Zugzwang finish
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Worrall Attack Delayed 0-0 (C86) 1-0 Notes by Emanuel Lasker
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange (C68) 1-0 Illusionary Pin
Lasker vs Janowski, 1909 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Hedgehog Var (C66) 1/2-1/2
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

"One of the finest games of his whole career" -- Reinfeld
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Careful defense, connected passers
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1909 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

1st brilliancy prize at 1909 St. Petersburg - Miscalculation
Schlechter vs Salwe, 1909 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Notes by J. R. Capablanca
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Jose Raul Capablanca
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Duras Variation (C77) 1-0 Oldrich Duras (1882-1957)
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Notes by Tartakower
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Schlechter Def (C80) 0-1 W is Imprisoned
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open Main Lines (C80)1-0 P lever, h-file battery, Bf6
R T Black vs J Bernstein, 1913 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

A Complete Rout by Capa
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alekhine Variation (C68) 1-0 Voila
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Keres Variation (C68)1-0 Understanding
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Wizardry
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 89 moves, 0-1

Knight sac seizes a long initiative
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

When at a disadvantage in time, maintain any available threat
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 IQP & backward c-P
Lasker vs Rubinstein, 1914 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack(C77) 1-0Notes by E. Schiller
B Beffie vs W A T Schelfhout, 1915  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Breslau Var (C83) 0-1 Notes by Chernev
NN vs Tarrasch, 1915  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 72, Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

prepared for years
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Here, have a pawn...now ur forked by a pawn!
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1918 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1-0

B vs R ending; the restricted king will lose
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1918 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Verlinsky 1st Soviet GM
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Unsound works again!
Z von Balla vs Reti, 1918 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Lasker is a fighter!
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 0-1

Experience wins over Youth (Sammy was just 9!)
Reshevsky vs Ed. Lasker, 1921 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 0-1

Knights dominate closed positions
P Romanovsky vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Q picks off pawn for EG plus
Lasker vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Instructive Q vs Q ending
Tartakower vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 99 moves, 0-1

Spanish Steinitz, Nimzowitsch Attack: Black slowly suffocated
Alekhine vs A Brinckmann, 1927 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Norwegian Var (C70) 1-0 Blunder
L Asztalos vs A Brinckmann, 1927
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1 Engaging!
C Mansfield vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1928 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Rook & Pawn EG; Chernev did "rave" about this game
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

"Ukraine Immortal" shows the power of Rooks and Bishop
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C84) 1-0 Mobile R defeats B&N on guard duty
Grob vs P F Johner, 1932 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Einstein and Lasker were friends
Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Kecskemet Variation (C79) 0-1 EG after 15 moves
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1933 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 55 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 0-1 Hogtied
Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk, 1934 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

The horses save White's bacon
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Lutikov Variation (C68) 1-0, 12 moves
I Rabinovich vs L Savitsky, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C73) 1-0 Castle nabs Rook
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 The Q for a price
A Pearsall vs White, 1935 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Hedgehog (C66) 1-0 1935 Men Chess Olympiad
K Treybal vs I Solin, 1935 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Unusual game, P sac, common finish picks on back rank defender.
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Def. Alekhine Gambit (C90) 1-0 Q aims @4 units
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

The finish is just as beautiful as the exchange sac.
Fine vs Keres, 1938 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Queenless MG; White comes up w/connected passers
W Cruz vs F Apsenieks, 1939 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 0-1 Ng4 & Qh4
F Bohatirchuk vs G Dzagurov, 1939 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 0-1

9 passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Smyslov played Kh2 so he could break down Keres' defenses with
Smyslov vs Keres, 1941 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 72 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 1-0Fork-Check-Pin
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Worrall Attack Delayed 0-0 (C86) 1-0 Livin' Dangerously
Alekhine vs P F Schmidt, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

"107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945" by Alekhine; R on 7th
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 0-1 Half-open g-file
NN vs Breithaupt, 1942 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

The Sea Dragon Variation
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1945 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
L Schmid vs Welz, 1945 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Greek gift and clearance sacrifice from each knight, then the B
Gligoric vs Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Variation (C80) 0-1 Q forks LPDO & Mating square
V G Kirillov vs Taimanov, 1947 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 12 moves, 0-1

From Averbakh's Selected Games; Preparation and Kside Attack
Averbakh vs V Zak, 1947 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Variation (C84) 0-1 Pick on back rank defenders
M Radojcic vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Sac to expose
Hoffmann vs Lambert, 1947 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Backrank Q sac similar to PM!
J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Variation (C90) 0-1Endgame Debate
Fine vs Najdorf, 1949 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 71 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 Fab Black sacs!
V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1-0 Quick Anastasia's Mate in one
J Penquite vs K A Anderson, 1949 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Kecskemet Var (C75) 1-0A bit like a Greek Gift
L Schmid vs K Gumprich, 1950 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 1-0

Black forgot the open file
Robert E Byrne vs O'Kelly, 1951
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Ng4, Qh4, Ba6
NN vs G Sewell, 1951 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Italian Variation (C82) 1-0 Restriction
T Florian vs G Kluger, 1951
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical, Central Var (C64) 1-0...d5 blunder, f7 crush
Smyslov vs G Barcza, 1952 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

25.c3+ allows Black to breakthrough on the 2nd rank
Ivkov vs Smyslov, 1956 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 Odd pawns
N Karaklajic vs G Pfeiffer, 1957 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish,Marshall Attack. Steiner Var (C89) 0-1 Exposed royalty
C B van den Berg vs Szabo, 1958 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1/2-1/2 Befuddled
Fischer vs Bronstein, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Refusing the draw opportunity
Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 81 moves, 1-0

The system with 10..Na5 and 11..Nc4 is rarely used.
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Found in My 60 Memorable Games
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 65 moves, 1-0

Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess by Wade and O'Connell
Fischer vs Wade, 1960 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

Spanish Cordel Gambit (C64) 1-0 Robbing the pin smothers the Q
Vasiukov vs S Giterman, 1960 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical Var (C64) 1/2-1/2 Fischer's drawing line
Larry Evans vs Fischer, 1960 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Certainly this must rank among Keres' finest
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Black doesn't get castled
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

A pretty discovered attack ends it
Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 1-0 BxNf6 creates corridor mate
N Folke Ekstrom vs G Carrisson, 1961 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

"Kavalanche"
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy, Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 1-0 Common Qf6 trap
Fischer vs V Ciocaltea, 1962 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Keres Def. (C96) 1-0Pinned to mating square e8
Fischer vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Don't dilly dally w/open lines in the center!
J Richman vs Fischer, 1963 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish: Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1 US Championships
W G Addison vs Fischer, 1963 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

A knight on the rim is dim, it's chances are slim!
Fischer vs J Terrone, 1964 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

The B is superior to the N w/pawns on both sides of the board
Prins vs Spassky, 1964
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) 1-0 Spearhead
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Breyer Defense (C95) 1-0 Q sac deflects R
Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

Spell that!
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Deep combo with g6 by Spassky
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1, 21 moves, Q+
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Fischer gets a lesson-geat break-thru+ strategy by Kholmov
Fischer vs Kholmov, 1965 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 0-1 P wedge mating net
S Tears vs G Flum, 1965 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

Fischer Loses w/the White Pieces
Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 30 moves, 0-1

f6 and Kf7 was not safe enough
Fischer vs Portisch, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Exchange Variation, Quick Perpetual
Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Looks slow and easy
Keene vs D A Learner, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

how fischer metes out punishment for fanciful opening play desi
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Smashing kingside mob
Spassky vs H Ree, 1967 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 12 moves, 2 en prise
Hort vs V Zheliandinov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 Rook robs the pin
S Malesic vs Reshevsky, 1967
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

longest decisive game without captures
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Ruy Lopez Steinitz Def (C62) 0-1 Who takes the rook?
Kupreichik vs Dzindzichashvili, 1968 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Var (C70) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO R
B Wall vs J Chance, 1969 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Deflection!
Mecking vs A Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

BF
Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

If 34. g4 Bxh4 35. g5, then the Black Bishop is trapped
Geller vs Mecking, 1970 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 48 moves, 1-0

Mitrofanov's Deflections
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1970 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Definately NOT your typicaly Ruy Lopez!?!
H Westerinen vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

High class unpin, exchanges & passer by white; space hurts blac
Gulko vs Podgaets, 1971
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 1-0

Black is overmatched
Karpov vs M D Tseitlin, 1971 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange Var. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 P fork backfires
Piotrowski vs J Sokolow, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Just sit there and get ran over
I Mosionzhik vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1972
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 14 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Improved Steinitz Def (C66) 1-0 Strange K
Matulovic vs Asfary, 1972 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed Keres Defense (C96) 0-1 He got off the hot seat
B Ivanovic vs Keres, 1972 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Bronstein 5...Qd6 (C69) 1-0
Marjanovic vs I Biriescu, 1973
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Geller's best -- Shifting from center to kingside
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1 2SpeculativeBlk Sacs
N Padevsky vs H Messing, 1973 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 0-1

Old Wine in New Bottles
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
Privalov vs V Malaniuk, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 15 moves, 0-1

Oh my, what a semi-zugzwang
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Q fork
J Lechtynsky vs J Trevelyan, 1974
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 1-0 A lovely game
Short vs B Kimber, 1975 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Removing the defender of both units!
A Matanovic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Archangelsk Variation (C78) 0-1 A Stunning Game!
Minic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Black is cramped
Kasparov vs A G Donchenko, 1976 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Variation (C63) 0-1Upset
Karpov vs Garriga, 1976 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Passer
Kasparov vs Vasalomidze, 1976 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 34 moves, 1-0

A pawn avalanche is hard to stop
E Formanek vs A Lein, 1977 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1/2-1/2 She had the last word!
Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Weak backward pawn
Kasparov vs G Kuzmin, 1978 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Another fantastic crush
Kasparov vs A Roizman, 1978 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. K's Bishop Var (C68) 1-0 Exchange & Unpin
V Bradley vs J Bath, 1978 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 0-1 Valiant Knight
Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange, Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 h-file attack
T Garner vs L Rowland, 1979 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 9 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 f6 allows Qh5+ fork B
J Foley vs J Hoffman, 1979 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Defense Cordel Var (C67) 0-1 Exposed White King
Tarrasch vs F Riemann, 1879 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 1-0 Outnumbered on e-file
Moore vs Peto, 1980 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Scholar's Mate
A Haas vs K Lee, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Bronstein Var (C69) 0-1 White can't defend g2
Besada vs Mabille, 1982 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 8 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed Var (C84) 1-0 Black picked the wrong poison
Nunn vs Igor Ivanov, 1983
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Q sac removes f7 defender
Karpov vs Geller, 1983 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

A great example of Timman's finnese in the attack.
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Give up the bishop pair for an inferior pawn structure
E Raaste vs Nickoloff, 1986 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open (C83) 0-1 Sac speeds things along, promotion looms
Yurtaev vs Anand, 1987 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed, Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0The safer K wins, maybe
Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 0-1 Long SCB ending
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 74 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0 R lift, pin, sac 2 Ns
Ivanchuk vs P Lukacs, 1988 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Morphy Defense. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 0-1Interference
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

24...d4 might be better says Smyslov
T Rondio vs G Gorges, 1990 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 0-1

Una delle più belle di Kaspy
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Norwegian Variation (C70) 1/2- Draw?
Shabalov vs V Matychenkov, 1990 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sacrificing a piece for two pawns...one version wins, one loses
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed Defense (C96) 0-1 A knight on the rim is dim;
P Cladouras vs Romanishin, 1992
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Breyer Def. Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0
Anand vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89) 1-0 Super
Anand vs Topalov, 1993 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 40 moves, 1-0

Raking Bishops threaten mate by White Queen often
Adams vs W Stanton, 1993
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, St. Pburg Var (C82) 0-1 3 piece # pattern
B Lengyel vs V M Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Generic exchanges, better pawn structure wins EG
Karpov vs Lautier, 1994 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C74) 1-0 Kside attack
Anand vs Yusupov, 1994 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86) 1-0Blow out
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Flohr System (C92)1-0 c4 to prevent queen trade
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1/2-High class
Judit Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Relentless attack from Anand
Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Variations (C84) 0-1 Greco Mate in 2
Nijboer vs Adams, 1998 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 Morphy Mate
T Palmer vs D Moody, 1999 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C84) 1-0 Poor black kNight
Kasparov vs Adams, 1999 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 65 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 A pawn circus
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Most active GM proponent of the Marshall Attack in the world
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 1-0Attack Masterpiece
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Piket spent an hour on 15..h6?! but it was not an improvement
Anand vs Piket, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Voted the 5th best game in Informant 80.
Anand vs Bologan, 2000 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 1-0

"the kind (of move) you find once in a century"
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2001 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Delayed Exchange - rare (C85) 1-0
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 38 moves, 1-0

Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C98); Q sac
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Two N traps
E Berg vs McShane, 2003 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Dbl B sac and more
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

42. ..B? A wonderfully constructed checkmate box!
K Akshayraj vs S Safin, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C88) 1/2-1/2
Leko vs Svidler, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow (C91) 1/2- Comments by GM Ehlvest.
Ehlvest vs Zappa, 2005  
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

All sacrifices are sound til proven otherwise...
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) · 1-0
Ponomariov vs Z Gyimesi, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Pawn advances & pins
Shirov vs Flear, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Check & Fork LPDO!
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 38 pages kibitz
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid(C95)0-1 30...exd4!
E Hermansson vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 74 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77) 1/2-
Morozevich vs Adams, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 W sacs up the Kside
Stellwagen vs S Ernst, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1-0 Pawn weakness
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97)1/2-1/2 W has perpetual
Stellwagen vs Motylev, 2006 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 White should keep Rs on
Stellwagen vs G Vescovi, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Clearance! Everything must go!
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Strange sacrifices and finagling over passer
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 65 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1/2-1/2 Which pawn? Which rook?
Anand vs Aronian, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bologan's Immortal - great struggle in Ruy Lopez
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Informant Best Game prize for Informator 99
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Slow boil
Efimenko vs S Vijayalakshmi, 2007
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1-0 What's the value of the pieces?
E Berg vs Negi, 2007
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 1-0 Q sac
Y Kryvoruchko vs K G Shirazi, 2007 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 0-1 Coridor #
M Sagafos vs T Gareyev, 2007
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1/2-1/2 Central exchanges
Topalov vs Anand, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Precision
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Defense (C96) 1-0 Neat finish
Stellwagen vs W Spoelman, 2008 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed Variations (C84) 1-0 Tense battle
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Four queens; Black pulls off the perpetual check draw
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

GOTD Jun-07-14: On a Colm Daly, You Can c Forever
C Daly vs P Short, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 64 moves, 1-0

Resists captures; Svidler almost unbeatable in the Ruy nowadays
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 Pin to win
Navara vs Karjakin, 2009 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) N outpost is limiting
G Milos vs Mamedyarov, 2010 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 36 moves, 0-1

Here's How to Unpin and Exchange in the Cozio
B Bok vs S Ernst, 2010 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0A true chess professional
Kamsky vs Z Almasi, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1/2-1/2 Novelty
Svidler vs Caruana, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78) · 1-0
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense (C78) 1/2-1/2 Rs & Bs EG
L Dominguez vs Anand, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Highly entertaining, but bizarre
Navara vs Ganguly, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 0-1 Absolutely Fabiano
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 A great struggle
McShane vs Aronian, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Combo gains R, or . . .
Grischuk vs Svidler, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77) · 1-0
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1-0

Certainly closed but White retains the active bishop vs knight
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63) 1-0 Photo
Caruana vs Radjabov, 2013 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 R enters White's camp
Anand vs Caruana, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C88) 1-0 An opening trap quashed
Anand vs Aronian, 2014 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

SpanishClosed. Martinez Var(C78) 1-0Fireworks from 15 to Finish
Adams vs D Baramidze, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Stockfish 8 analysis
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 13 in 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1946 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 200 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Kashdan vs H Steiner, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 2 in "How Karpov Wins" by Edmar Mednis
Shusharin vs Karpov, 1961 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
Unzicker vs O'Kelly, 1960
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Def/Reverse Vienna C60) 0-1Pile on Pin
I Khairullin vs M Kobalia, 2004 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Blindfold thriller
Morozevich vs Shirov, 2004 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

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