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Ruy Lopez (C66)
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6 4 O-O d6

Number of games in database: 647
Years covered: 1860 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 47.9%
   Black wins 23.0%
   Draws 29.1%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jose Raul Capablanca  20 games
Emanuel Lasker  15 games
Carl Schlechter  11 games
Emanuel Lasker  21 games
Milan Vidmar  14 games
Georg Salwe  10 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910
Nimzowitsch vs Ryckhoff, 1910
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908
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 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 647  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kolisch vs Horwitz 1-0181860ManchesterC66 Ruy Lopez
2. Morphy vs de Riviere 1-0641863ParisC66 Ruy Lopez
3. Paulsen vs G Neumann 1-0521864Berlin m3C66 Ruy Lopez
4. Zukertort vs Anderssen 0-1391864BreslauC66 Ruy Lopez
5. M Lange vs F A Hipp  1-0371864WSB-04.KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
6. G Neumann vs V Knorre  1-0271865BerlinC66 Ruy Lopez
7. J Minckwitz vs Adolf Stern 1-0481870Baden-BadenC66 Ruy Lopez
8. H D Smith vs A Johnston  1-02418712nd American Chess CongressC66 Ruy Lopez
9. L D Barbour vs J Mason ½-½9118764th American Chess CongressC66 Ruy Lopez
10. Schiffers vs Chigorin 0-1481880St Petersburg m1C66 Ruy Lopez
11. J Minckwitz vs J Noa  ½-½371880GrazC66 Ruy Lopez
12. C E Ranken vs J Lord  0-1311883London (Vizayanagaram)C66 Ruy Lopez
13. H Charlick vs Blackburne 0-1331885Simultaneous exhibitionC66 Ruy Lopez
14. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz  1-0281886New York mC66 Ruy Lopez
15. Lipke / Seger / Steif vs Lasker / Mendelsohn / Popiel ½-½291889Breslau consC66 Ruy Lopez
16. Taubenhaus vs Blackburne 0-1301889USA-06.Congress New YorkC66 Ruy Lopez
17. W Pollock vs Lipschutz 1-0861889USA-06.Congress New YorkC66 Ruy Lopez
18. J Mason vs Blackburne ½-½541889USA-06.Congress New York (24-1)C66 Ruy Lopez
19. E Delmar vs J Mason 1-0321889USA-06.Congress New York (30-2)C66 Ruy Lopez
20. Burn vs Blackburne 0-1331889USA-06.Congress New York (38-2)C66 Ruy Lopez
21. Gunsberg vs Blackburne  ½-½191889BreslauC66 Ruy Lopez
22. J N Berger vs Metger  1-0191889BreslauC66 Ruy Lopez
23. J Mason vs Blackburne  1-0411889BreslauC66 Ruy Lopez
24. Burn vs L Van Vliet 1-0551889AmsterdamC66 Ruy Lopez
25. J F Heemskerk vs A van Rhijn  1-0411890DCA Congress 18thC66 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-10-05  aw1988: I think this is the Steinitz Defense Semi-Deferred.
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