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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: 462
Years covered: 1907 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 35.3%
   Black wins 19.5%
   Draws 45.2%

Popularity graph, by decade

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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
Bela Lengyel  10 games
Vasily Smyslov  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
Fischer vs Kholmov, 1965
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968
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 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 462  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alapin vs Rubinstein  ½-½491907Fifth All-Russian ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. O Bernstein vs Rubinstein ½-½261907Ostend-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
3. L Forgacs vs Rubinstein ½-½271907Ostend-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
4. H Suechting vs Salwe  ½-½351907Ostend-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. Marco / Faehndrich vs Rubinstein / Salwe 1-0601908Vienna Chess Club ConsultationC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
6. H Suechting vs Vidmar  ½-½301908PragueC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. F Treybal vs A Rabinovich  0-1521908PragueC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. Von Bardeleben vs Spielmann  0-140190816th DSB Kongress, DuesseldorfC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. H Suechting vs Salwe 0-1100190816th DSB Kongress, DuesseldorfC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. Lasker vs Tarrasch 0-1441908Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship MatchC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. Lasker vs Tarrasch 1-0381908Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship MatchC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. Koehnlein vs Salwe  ½-½711910HamburgC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
13. L Asztalos vs F Chalupetzky  ½-½311911BudapestC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. Z Barasz vs F Chalupetzky  ½-½351911BudapestC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. Leonhardt vs Rubinstein 0-1541911San SebastianC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. H Kline vs Kupchik 0-1421912MatchC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
17. W E Allnutt vs E G Sergeant  0-1431912City of London CC chC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. J W te Kolste vs R P Michell  1-0501912ENG-NEDC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. H B Uber vs V L Wahltuch  ½-½491912BCF-ch 9thC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. Teichmann vs Alekhine 0-1381913Berlin exgC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
21. Ed. Lasker vs R S Hoff  0-1401916Western ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. Saemisch vs Bogoljubov  ½-½291921Triberg-AC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
23. Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein 1-0551923Maehrisch-OstrauC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
24. V Zbandutto vs Botvinnik ½-½431924Leningrad 2nd catC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
25. Bogoljubov vs P Romanovsky  ½-½341924MatchC98 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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