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|Jun-20-06|| ||sixfeetunder: This is a horrible game!|
|Jun-20-06|| ||apawnandafool: that's because ruy lopez sucked eggs at chess.
|Jun-20-06|| ||RookFile: Um, apawnandafool: got a tip for you: Ruy Lopez won this game, and his play was fine.|
|Jun-20-06|| ||apawnandafool: thanks. hope i didn't ruffle your devotional feathers over that one.|
|Nov-04-06|| ||Jorynnc: Philidor|
|Nov-28-06|| ||Gioachino Greco: <whitehat1963>It's too difficult to gauge the relative strength of Lopez and Philidor to answer that question. You might have a better chance with Philidor and Greco--Philidor has several blindfolded/odds/simul games preserved (about sixty, I believe), and something like a dozen games in his "Analyze". Greco, if you include variations, has 120 games--many probably composed, though one would assume he could play them if he could compose them.|
|Sep-13-07|| ||realbrob: I always have the impression that when they played with Black those players had no clue of what they were doing. They seem to play to allow winning sacs. |
It's one of the first things they usually tell you when you're an 11-year-old boy who is learning to play chess: develop your pieces, castle as soon as possible, and keep out an eye for sacs on f7.
|Sep-13-07|| ||bvwp: I think I can remember once seeing a copy of a painting wherein da Cutri is standing and looking pleased with himself, and Ruy Lopez is still bent over the board, a beaten man. Does anybody know about this painting?|
|Sep-18-07|| ||wolfmaster: It;s too bad that we cannot gauge Lopez's strength as almost all his games were quick and resulted in a tactical trick(like this one).|
|Jan-25-08|| ||wolfmaster: 9...Qe7??, 9...Be7 was a lot better.|
|Feb-25-08|| ||deadlysin: ruy lopez de segura....
he probably made the ruy lopez
this match was played in 1575 by the way
|Feb-25-08|| ||Gilmoy: An unread novel visits me in my dreams, softly entreating to be written in the way an Alaskan Malamute will croon for his dinner portion in the morning. It teases me by loosening its, ahem, covers, exposing a glimpse of its first line:|
<My father had three great hobbies in his life; as for myself, I am named Ludwig van Nistelruuy Lopez.>
|Aug-22-08|| ||just a kid: Nice tactic.|
|Jan-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: basic tactics overpower your opponent.
Why didn't Ruy Lopez play the Ruy Lopez opening? :D
|Jan-24-09|| ||arctic tern: <bvwp: I think I can remember once seeing a copy of a painting wherein da Cutri is standing and looking pleased with himself, and Ruy Lopez is still bent over the board, a beaten man. Does anybody know about this painting?>|
It was painted by Luigi Mussini in 1882, according to this source.
|Jan-31-09|| ||WhiteRook48: thinking about Ruy Lopez. Puzzling he didn't play that opening|
|Mar-16-09|| ||dwavechess: 8/12 concur for Ruy Lopez de Segura with Rybka 3 at 3 min. per move with Rybka.abk book|
|Jun-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: dude with the great skill|
|Jul-13-09|| ||Salaskan: Wolfmaster, after 9...Be7??, 10.Qf7#.|
|Mar-05-10|| ||Alfa110: Ruy Lopez rocks!!|
|Mar-21-10|| ||SirChrislov: The first ever World Championship match! played at the court of Felipe II de Espana.|
Having visited Rome in 1560, Lopez defeated both Boi and Gio da Cutri.
Legend has it that on his revenge visit to Madrid, Gio purposely lost the first two games to the "titleholder"(the winner of 3 games was to be declared champ), then to show his complete superiority, he won 3 games in succession, and implied that his victory was too easy to be interesting! --quoted by Chernev in '1000 best short games of chess'
A cynic might say, "This is World Championship Chess?" A kindly critic might venture, "Master chess has made enormous strides since 1575."
|Mar-22-10|| ||HeMateMe: Winner got to torture two heretics?|
|Feb-02-11|| ||Lennonfan: Ruy lopez playing a kings gambit!! It just dont round right...|
|Sep-29-11|| ||fetonzio: finally what looks like a complete game score|
|Sep-27-12|| ||FSR: Apparently you didn't have to be too good to be a world-class player in those days. Can anyone set me up with a time machine?|
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