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Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred (C79)
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 O-O d6

Number of games in database: 552
Years covered: 1873 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 39.1%
   Black wins 27.2%
   Draws 33.7%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexander Alekhine  12 games
Emanuel Lasker  8 games
Vasily Smyslov  7 games
Akiba Rubinstein  23 games
Paul Keres  15 games
Alexander Alekhine  14 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Capablanca vs A G Conde, 1919
Alekhine vs H Johner, 1934
Alekhine vs Keres, 1935
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926
J Torres Caravaca vs Alekhine, 1922
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1933
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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 552  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Kamphuijzen vs J Andriessen  0-1371873DCA Congress 1stC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
2. G MacDonnell vs J Wisker 1-0391876LondonC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
3. J F Malta vs L Benima  ½-½291885DCA Congress 13thC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
4. V Tietz vs Lasker 0-1401889Breslau Hauptturnier AC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
5. Loman vs Lasker 0-1221889AmsterdamC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. Showalter vs M Judd  1-0611890US Championship matchC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. Olland vs Loman  0-1521891DCA Congress 19thC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
8. P K Seuffert vs J Mieses ½-½6218938th DSB KongressC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
9. Metger vs J Mieses  1-04318938th DSB KongressC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
10. Showalter vs Lasker 0-1331893New YorkC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
11. A Zinkl vs Teichmann  0-15318949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
12. Loman vs Lewis Woodward Lewis  1-0241894Surrey-KentC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
13. G Marco vs Tarrasch 0-1451895HastingsC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
14. Von Bardeleben vs Tarrasch  ½-½401895HastingsC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
15. K A Walbrodt vs Steinitz 0-1321895HastingsC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. Schlechter vs Chigorin 0-1781895HastingsC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
17. Lasker vs Chigorin 1-0301896St. Petersburg 1895/96C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
18. G V R Exner vs Charousek 1-0501896Budapest MatchC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
19. Winawer vs Schlechter  0-1501897BerlinC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
20. Lasker vs C W Blake 1-0281898GBR tour simC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
21. F W Pelzer vs J Moquette  ½-½361899DCA Congress 27thC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
22. G Marco vs J Kotrc  ½-½311899Kolisch mem 9900C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
23. G Marco vs A Schwarz  0-1371899Kolisch mem 9900C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. NN vs Chigorin 0-1241900corrC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
25. Janowski vs Lasker 0-1411900ParisC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-20-06  WTHarvey: Here are some traps n zaps from C79 miniatures: http://www.wtharvey.com/c79.html
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