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Ruy Lopez (C87)
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 O-O Be7 6 Re1 d6

Number of games in database: 551
Years covered: 1864 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 39.9%
   Black wins 20.7%
   Draws 39.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Emanuel Lasker  9 games
Paul Keres  9 games
Jean Taubenhaus  8 games
Oleg Romanishin  18 games
David Janowski  15 games
Arshak B Petrosian  13 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Geller vs Keres, 1973
Fischer vs J Terrone, 1964
Duras vs Teichmann, 1906
S Tears vs G Flum, 1965
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1963
Lasker vs Janowski, 1909
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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 551  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Knorre vs Paulsen 1-0351864BerlinC87 Ruy Lopez
2. J W te Kolste vs W Meiners  0-1341901DCA Congress 29thC87 Ruy Lopez
3. B Leussen vs N Mannheimer  ½-½451901DCA Congress 29thC87 Ruy Lopez
4. Olland vs D Bleijkmans  1-0631901DCA Congress 29thC87 Ruy Lopez
5. Olland vs N Mannheimer  1-0431901DCA Congress 29thC87 Ruy Lopez
6. B Leussen vs V Tabunshchikov  1-0551902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC87 Ruy Lopez
7. Janowski vs Schlechter 1-0341902Schlechter - JanowskiC87 Ruy Lopez
8. M Lange vs Leonhardt  0-1361903DCA Congress 31stC87 Ruy Lopez
9. Taubenhaus vs Janowski  0-1651903MatchC87 Ruy Lopez
10. Taubenhaus vs Janowski  0-1761903MatchC87 Ruy Lopez
11. Taubenhaus vs Janowski  0-1501903MatchC87 Ruy Lopez
12. Taubenhaus vs Janowski ½-½371903MatchC87 Ruy Lopez
13. Maroczy vs Taubenhaus 0-1461903Monte CarloC87 Ruy Lopez
14. Tarrasch vs H Wolf 1-0571903Monte CarloC87 Ruy Lopez
15. Maroczy vs G Marco 1-0251903Monte CarloC87 Ruy Lopez
16. Teichmann vs G Marco 1-0411903Monte CarloC87 Ruy Lopez
17. Maroczy vs Teichmann  ½-½321903Monte CarloC87 Ruy Lopez
18. Teichmann vs H Wolf  ½-½361903Monte CarloC87 Ruy Lopez
19. Taubenhaus vs G Marco  ½-½341903Monte CarloC87 Ruy Lopez
20. J W te Kolste vs W Meiners ½-½851903DCA Congress 31stC87 Ruy Lopez
21. M Lange vs C Trimborn  1-0491903DCA Congress 31stC87 Ruy Lopez
22. A Neumann vs Przepiorka 1-0451904ViennaC87 Ruy Lopez
23. G Schories vs Leonhardt  1-0351904London m4C87 Ruy Lopez
24. T F Lawrence vs Janowski 0-1431904Cambridge SpringsC87 Ruy Lopez
25. A Hodges vs Showalter  ½-½421904Cambridge SpringsC87 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-04  Knight13: I can't believe there are no kibizing here. Lots of people play this opening in Ruy Lopez all right.
Nov-15-04  refutor: not many without ...b5
Nov-16-04  Knight13: If Black play ...b5, then Bb3 as usual. If Black don't, white would be likely to play c3, defending the ...b5 move.
Nov-19-04  refutor: what i was saying is that not many ruy lopezes are without ...b5, which is what C87 is, which is why no one has kibitzed on it
Jan-15-05  Helloween: I have been playing this recently. I recently discovered that my repetoire, unbeknownst to me, uses a striking amount of lines that Oleg Romanishin plays.
May-27-06  ltsiros: Anyone knows if White is OK in this line?

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.O-O Bg4 6.c3 Nf6 7.Re1 Be7 8.d4 b5 9.Bc2 exd4

I continued:

10.cxd4 Bxf3 11.gxf3 O-O 12.Kh1 d5 13.Rg1

With good attacking chances, and lost due to a blunder.

Any comments appreciated!


Feb-14-09  freeman8201: This line is a delayed Steinitz? Black waits for White to 0-0 then plays d6
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