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Ruy Lopez Closed (Keres) for Black
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Akin to traditional Chigorin ...Qc7
Starts with ...Nd7 retreat

How White plays against Keres; maneuvering game; active pieces
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Main line ...exd4, f4, ...Bh4, qside entry, winning rook ending
Damljanovic vs Ponomariov, 2003 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Main line, 16. A4 Rb8, before f4, black active pieces on qside
Anand vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line 17. Nh2 Ng6, white plays g3, b3, gm draw repeat
Lima vs R Hungaski, 2005
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nf1, ...cxd4 equalizer, bishop pair vs active pieces & c file
Dvoirys vs A Graf, 2004
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line, e5, ...c4, ...Nc5 played, repeated draw saved white
T Franssila vs Gavrilov, 2012
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Transposed from two knights, Nf1, ...cxd4 equalizer, pme draw
R Appel vs M Tazbir, 2012
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Others, d5 met by ...f5, ..f4 closed position,h file attack win
F Pitso vs P Lafuente, 2011
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Others, d5 ...f5, Ne4, exchange on g5, rook pawns ending
I Cheparinov vs Koneru, 2008 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Others, d5 ...f5, Fischer g4, queen exchange, qside sac battle
F Blatny vs Filip, 1963
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Others, d5 ...g6, white pushes qside pawns, Q&B vs Q&N
I Sredojevic vs Dalibor Stojanovic, 2010
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Others, dxc5, ...Bb7 line, model GM draw
Mulyar vs J Friedel, 2007
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line, f6 push, ...Bxh3, black king safe, active rook endin
V Gashimov vs Navara, 2006
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Nf1, .,.cxd4 equalizer, f4 push, ...Nc6, kside counter attack
H Ardiansyah vs S Tatai, 1973
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

B Abramovic vs Mikhalchishin, 1993 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Nf1, ...cxd4 line, f4, qside pieces play, tactics
E Bone vs Reshevsky, 1974 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Nf1, ...cxd4, f4 line, model qside play, rooks infiltrate rank
Sherzer vs Piket, 1993
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Rf1, ...Bg3, f5, ...Ne5, Ng5, ...Nd7 line, exchange sac
V Gashimov vs L Schandorff, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nh2, ...Ng6, ...Nf6, ...h5 line, center vs flank attack, queens
Robson vs V Bhat, 2009 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

Nb3, ...a5 line, opened center, q trade, rook pawns ending,
M Leon Hoyos vs R Hungaski, 2005 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 61 moves, 0-1

...dxc5 line, ...g6 defense, ...nc4 ...nd6, maneuvers
Balashov vs Romanishin, 1983
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nf1, ...cxd4 equalizer, d5 exchange, ...d5, active pieces
Ivkov vs Keres, 1964 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

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