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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bb5/3...a6/4. Ba4/4...Nf6/5. O-O/5...Nxe4/6. d4/6...b5/7. Bb3/7...d5

Ruy Lopez Open Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

r1bqkb1r/2p2ppp/p1n5/1p1pp3/3Pn3/1B3N2/PPP2PPP/RNBQ1RK1

Parent: Ruy Lopez

Ruy Lopez Open DefenceEdit

Blacks position is now pretty solid. White must reclaim the lost pawn now or have nothing to show for its loss. As 8. Nxe5 would allow Black to exchange off the knight that is currently obstructing her c-pawn, 8. dxe5 is the more fruitful avenue.

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