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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: 1662
Years covered: 1889 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 37.4%
   Black wins 23.2%
   Draws 39.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ilia Smirin  39 games
Andrei Kharlov  26 games
Alexey Suetin  21 games
Mark Hebden  13 games
Efim Geller  12 games
Igor A Zaitsev  11 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
Tseshkovsky vs Tal, 1970
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 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,662  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Gordon Ross vs R Topham  1-053188917th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Gajdos vs F Gutmayer  1-0471904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Teichmann vs Tarrasch 1-0821905OstendC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Taubenhaus vs Chigorin 0-1411905OstendC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Schlechter vs Von Gottschall  ½-½431905Barmen Meisterturnier AC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Taubenhaus vs J Perlis  0-1491906OstendC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. R P Michell vs H E Atkins  0-1571906British ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Burn vs Schlechter  ½-½271907Ostend (Championship)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. G Schories vs V L Wahltuch  0-1401910Northern Counties Chess Union chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. F Krticka vs F Schubert  0-1561911UJCS-4.KongressC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Teichmann vs Rubinstein 1-0361911KarlsbadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Teichmann vs Schlechter 1-0251911KarlsbadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Yates vs Z Barasz  ½-½421912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. K Sterk vs Duras  1-0851912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Yates vs Z von Balla  ½-½461912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Breyer vs Schlechter ½-½311912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Breyer vs K Treybal 1-070191218th DSB Congress, BreslauC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Breyer vs Schlechter ½-½34191218th DSB Congress, BreslauC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. K Havasi vs Z Barasz  ½-½811912TemesvarC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. A C Ellis vs E A Beamish  1-0331912BCF CongressC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. N Whitaker vs H Kline  ½-½451913American NationalC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. O Chajes vs C Jaffe  1-0621913HavanaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Z Barasz vs Vidmar  ½-½411913BudapestC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Teichmann vs Capablanca 0-1361913Exhibition gameC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. A Kaufmann vs Schlechter  0-14419157th Trebitsch MemorialC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-17-04  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  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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