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Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense (C75)
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 d6 5 c3 Bd7

Number of games in database: 528
Years covered: 1895 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 39.4%
   Black wins 23.1%
   Draws 37.5%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Herman Pilnik  8 games
Paul Keres  7 games
Wolfgang Unzicker  7 games
Bogdan Sliwa  25 games
Paul Keres  10 games
Victor Ciocaltea  8 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948
Fischer vs V Ciocaltea, 1962
Tal vs Letelier, 1963
Z Domnitz vs Pachman, 1973
Euwe vs Keres, 1948
Fischer vs Pachman, 1959
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 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 528  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Teichmann vs Steinitz ½-½491895HastingsC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. P A Saburov vs Znosko-Borovsky  1-0241900St PetersburgC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. P W Sergeant vs H F Cheshire  1-0431904BCF-ch First Class AC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. W Gunston vs H F Cheshire  1-0271918ENG corrC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
5. Reti vs Susholz  1-0411919Simul, 36bC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. K Treybal vs K Vanek  1-0341921BrnoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
7. H Wagner vs A Brinckmann  1-030192323. DSB KongressC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. C Y C Dawbarn vs W Gibson  0-1421925Scarborough-BC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
9. Z Vecsey vs K Treybal  ½-½411928Prague EvonyC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
10. G A Thomas vs H Saunders  ½-½911929ScarboroughC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
11. Spielmann vs K Treybal  1-0651929KarlsbadC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
12. Tartakower vs Capablanca ½-½261929BarcelonaC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. Ahues vs Rubinstein ½-½471930San RemoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
14. Maroczy vs M Monticelli  1-0281930San RemoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. Johner / Michel / Naegeli vs Alekhine / Bernstein 0-1411930Le Pont,SwitzerlandC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. B Moritz vs Saemisch  0-138193127. DSB KongressC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
17. L Steiner vs A Gromer  1-0701931Prague ol (Men)C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. L Asztalos vs Stoltz 1-0301931BledC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
19. S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich  0-1311933USSR ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. Bueters/Schut vs Alekhine 0-1401933SurabayaC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. L Steiner vs Alekhine 0-1251933OlympiadC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
22. Kashdan vs Alekhine / Wahrburg 0-1531933Consultation gameC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. G Eastman vs Reshevsky  0-1401933Western ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
24. Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk 0-1551934USSR Championship 1934/35C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
25. Rauzer vs Levenfish  ½-½461934USSR Championship 1934/35C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-28-06  trumbull0042: This is a very solid opening for Black against the Ruy Lopez.
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