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Ruy Lopez, Closed (C90)
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 d6

Number of games in database: 956
Years covered: 1904 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 37.4%
   Black wins 23.7%
   Draws 38.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ilya Smirin  34 games
Andrei Kharlov  26 games
Alexey Suetin  22 games
Efim Geller  11 games
Mark Hebden  10 games
Mikhail Botvinnik  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937
Geller vs Kotov, 1955
Fine vs Najdorf, 1949
Levenfish vs Keres, 1939
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1962
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 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 956  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gajdos vs F Gutmayer  1-0471904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Teichmann vs Tarrasch 1-0821905OstendC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Taubenhaus vs Chigorin 0-1411905OstendC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Schlechter vs Von Gottschall  ½-½431905Barmen Meisterturnier AC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Burn vs Schlechter  ½-½271907Ostend (Championship)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. F Krticka vs F Schubert  0-1561911UJCS-4.KongressC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Teichmann vs Rubinstein 1-0361911KarlsbadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Teichmann vs Schlechter 1-0251911KarlsbadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. K Havasi vs Z Barasz  ½-½811912TemesvarC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Yates vs Z Barasz  ½-½421912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. K Sterk vs Duras  1-0851912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Yates vs Z von Balla  ½-½461912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Breyer vs Schlechter ½-½311912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Breyer vs K Treybal  1-070191218th DSB KongressC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Breyer vs Schlechter  ½-½34191218th DSB KongressC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. A C Ellis vs A Beamish  1-0331912Richmond CongressC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. N Whitaker vs H Kline  ½-½451913American NationalC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. O Chajes vs C Jaffe  1-0621913HavanaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Teichmann vs Capablanca 0-1361913Berlin exhC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. A Kaufmann vs Schlechter  0-1441915TrebicC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Leonhardt vs T Hess  0-139192222. DSB KongressC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Ed. Lasker vs Marshall  ½-½761923Marshall - Ed Lasker US ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. H Wolf vs Reti  1-0341923KarlsbadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. G Oskam vs Reti  1-0331923ScheveningenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Yates vs Marshall  0-1411924New YorkC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: This position is both hard to play for white and black.
Sep-17-04  e4Newman: Yes <Knight13>. I used to dislike tough positions like this until I studied them more. I see from your profile you are also a Lopez player. Good stuff. Will you have to pick a new handle when you turn 14? Just kidding. Learn more about chess now and you won't have youngsters beating you they way they do to me. Don't let the tension fool you here, the attacking possibilities arising from this position are wonderful (for both sides).
Sep-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: <e4Newman> I am the the first or second strongest player in my chess club. There are 16 players in my chess club. Beating them every week.
Mar-14-09  Hanouris: well, question is that how strong is your club
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