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Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin (C98)
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 9 h3 Na5 10 Bc2 c5 11 d4 Qc7 12 Nbd2 Nc6

Number of games in database: 432
Years covered: 1907 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 35.0%
   Black wins 19.7%
   Draws 45.4%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Mikhail Tal  12 games
Milan Matulovic  10 games
Robert James Fischer  9 games
Mikhail Botvinnik  11 games
Vasily Smyslov  10 games
Bela Lengyel  10 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003
N Johansson vs R Rey Ardid, 1933
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908
Fischer vs Kholmov, 1965
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968
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 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. O Bernstein vs Rubinstein  ½-½26 1907 Ostende-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. L Forgacs vs Rubinstein ½-½27 1907 Ostende-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
3. H Suechting vs Salwe  ½-½35 1907 Ostende-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
4. Alapin vs Rubinstein  ½-½49 1907 Fifth All-Russian ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. Lasker vs Tarrasch 0-144 1908 Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship MatchC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
6. Lasker vs Tarrasch 1-038 1908 Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship MatchC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. F Treybal vs A Rabinovich  0-152 1908 PragueC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. H Suechting vs Salwe 0-1100 1908 16th DSB Kongress, DuesseldorfC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. H Suechting vs Vidmar  ½-½30 1908 PragueC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. Von Bardeleben vs Spielmann  0-140 1908 16th DSB Kongress, DuesseldorfC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. Marco / Faehndrich vs Rubinstein / Salwe 1-060 1908 ConsultationC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. Koehnlein vs Salwe  ½-½71 1910 HamburgC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
13. Leonhardt vs Rubinstein 0-154 1911 San SebastianC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. Z Barasz vs F Chalupetzky  ½-½35 1911 BudapestC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. L Asztalos vs F Chalupetzky  ½-½31 1911 BudapestC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. J W te Kolste vs R P Michell  1-050 1912 ENG-NEDC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
17. H Kline vs Kupchik 0-142 1912 MatchC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. Teichmann vs Alekhine 0-138 1913 Berlin exgC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. Ed. Lasker vs R S Hoff  0-140 1916 Western ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. Saemisch vs Bogoljubov  ½-½29 1921 Triberg-AC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
21. Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein 1-054 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. Bogoljubov vs P Romanovsky  ½-½34 1924 MatchC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
23. V Zbandutto vs Botvinnik ½-½43 1924 Leningrad 2nd catC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
24. G A Thomas vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½76 1924 WestonC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
25. Maroczy vs R P Michell  1-047 1924 Hastings-A 2425C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-24-08  ravel5184: <C98> What's up with your ECO page? Only 0 kibitzes? (well 1 now).
Sep-13-11  Xeroxx: Botvinnik, Smyslov, Rubinstein played this opening you cant go wrong there.
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