I'm a very weak player to throw in a point with you guys, but I've noticed the inclusion of ...a6 and ...b5 isn't all roses for black. Many top-level games here have been draws, but the position is not a dead draw by any means! The game starts with the Berlin Defense against Ruy Lopez. Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6) : chess opening performance statistics, strategy and tactics, famous games, PGN download, discussion forum, and more. Bg5 h6 10. All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration. Kxh6 Ke6 59. g5 Kd5 60. g6 Kxc5 61. g7 Kc4 62. g8=Q+ Kc3 63. Bb5 Nf6 . Privacy Policy | Website by anchorsdesign.com. Kh5 Kg7 57. f6+ Kxf6 58. Qh5 Rg5 28. Bf1 (avoiding giving up the pair of bishops) Nxe5 8. White can play Re1 next turn to defend the e4-pawn, and if black plays …Nxe4, then black could be in danger of the center opening up before black gets castled. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nc6 3. There is one exception to this rule though, in the so-called “modern Steinitz defense”. Kd6 Kb7 87. If white wants to win their pawn back, the most logical way to do so is to exchange this bishop off for the knight, and then take on e5. 7. Kg2 Rad8 35. And then on 4. to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Essentially, in these lines 3...a6 just wastes a move. Master games 555 Opening 402 Sicilian defence 160 Endgame 153 Tactics 144 World chess championship 106 Anand, viswanathan 89 Traps 88 Carlsen, magnus 82 Queen's gambit 82 Ruy lopez 79 Beginner 77 Fischer, bobby 73 Advanced 66 Kasparov, garry 63 Fundamentals 56 French defence 55 King's pawn (e4) 46 Strategy 45 Middlegame 43 Pawn 40 Rook 40 King's indian defence 39 Declined … Rxb3 e4 58. a6 Kg4 59. a7 e3+ 60. 1. e4 e5 2. Bxc6 dxc6 6. The Ruy Lopez is such a classic opening that never gets old. Raxc1 Rd8 16. Qc5+ Ka6 71. Qxf3 Qe6 18. b3 Qe7 19. Eventually in that game, I played a very successful sacrifice of my Ne5 on c6, capturing a second time with my Q (from f3), where it netted me his queen after some more complications. R2e6 Rd6 47. f4 Rxe6 48. Bb5 Nf6 4. Qf1 Qh6 30. g3 Ng6 31. C65 - Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence: 1. e4 e5 2. Ke5 Kc6 84. Ke6 Kc7 85. Kxc6 a3 72. Rb8 Kg3 68. a8=Q Bxa8 69. Rxb5 Kxf6 54. b4 axb3 55. a4 Kf5 56. a5 Bc6 57. Rxe6 Rf6 49. Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence . Regardless of what you already knew about this opening, there are always new ideas to be found and tested over the board. The Berlin Defence, also called the Berlin Wall, is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Nd2 Rd4 32. f3 Qd6 33. Ne4 Qd7 35. g4 a4 36. h4 Qf7 37. a3 Bd7 38. Enter your email address to sign up for free! Rfe1 g5 14. Qxa3#, 1. e4 e5 2. Several common variations arise from the Morphy Defense, some of which follow. Kf1 Kxh4 61. Ne5 Nxe5 36. Rxe6 Qg7 32. Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense Bxc6 dxc6 6. 2 . After 6…Nd6 6. Rxh3 e2 75. Bg3 Nh5 15. The Morphy Defense (3.... a6) is by far Black's most popular third move in the Ruy Lopez. Kf6 b4 67. If you want to be a great Ruy Lopez player, this repertoire is perfect for you! I'll get home, prepare a cup of tea and go carefully over the variations you prepared, and finally learn something of value :-), I'm sure that , if he saw my second post earlier, would answer along similar lines, pretty much, so thanks to you as well :-). Re6 Qf7 42. I'm a 2000+ player, and of course I'm familiar with the exchange variation and this early play on winning or not winning the e pawn (Nc3 on the 5th move also threatens to win it, but is no longer popular after the 2nd world war). Ra8#. Study the Ruy López Opening: Berlin, l'Hermet, Berlin Wall Defense Opening with free tools and analysis. Bb5 Nf6 4. Qd3+ Kc5 65. Several high-profile games from elite chess players have featured the Berlin Defense being used as a “drawing weapon.”. Qf2 Qf7 33. Nxc6+ wins for white) Instead black can play 6…Be7 to develop his bishop and seal off the e-file, and after 7. Kf2 Kg6 53. Bxd4 c5 Ruy López Opening: Berlin Defense - Chess Openings - Chess.com The Berlin Defense is a natural, classical way of meeting the Ruy Lopez. This trap allowed the great Capablanca (third world champion !) Kf3 Ke6 78. After 4. Opening book: An improved, detailed Ruy Lopez repertoire for White. Then it's not Berlin defence anymore. Rb7 Qg8 47. g5 Bxf5 48. gxf6 Qxg2+ 49. Kh2 Be3 43. Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.2 von Fabiano Caruana. Qe1 Kg7 34. Black's moves are entirely Stockfish. Rc1 Bc5 24. We give a compendium of old analysis of the Berlin Defence (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6). It’s not as popular in amateur chess, as most players do not want to defend the Berlin Endgame with their king stuck in the center, but the endgame is by no means impossible for black to win (as I’ve found out from the white side more than once!). No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members. To discuss chess or this site in general, Defence (Ruy López) Edward Winter. Here are some experimental games. (English) Database with Caruana’s games in the Ruy Lopez Rcd1 Nf4 24. Rxf4 Ke5 79. Ruy Lopez. Bh4 Bd7 11. If white wants to avoid the endgame, white has some options that lead to a more-or-less equal middlegame, when both sides will have their chances. Bxc6, but would make the usual retreat to a4.> Ke5 bxa3 68. Qc2 h5 41. Ra6 Kc8 91. Nf5 Qf8 25. After white grabs the e5 pawn black pushes c6 attacking the bishop and preparing the forking check on the King and Knight. This is another way to avoid the endgame. Flexible because after 3...a6 and 4. 0-0 d6 and both sides have tons of options. After 4…Ne7. Qh4 Be8 29. Kd6 a4 70. Nbd2 O‑O 9. dxe5 Bxe5 10. To conclude, Nf6 is good and playable both with or without inclusion of a6 and Ba4; it just leads to different type of positions between these two lines. Black’s king is stuck in the center. visit the Kibitzer's Café. Qc3 Re8 20. f3 Nh5 21. If black wants to play ...Nf6 early, isn't it more flexible for him to play 3...a6 first? Rc5+ Kb6 86. The latter then received the nickname of the Berlin Wall. It is true, that 3...a6 takes the risk, that white will play the exchange variation. Ba4, he can always break the pin if he wants, by playing ...b5 anytime he sees fit. Rb5+ Ka6 88. White’s accurate reply to the move d7-d6 is often the move d2-d4 with a better position. Be3 Nxd4 13. The Ruy Lopez (/ r ɔɪ, ˈ r uː i /; Spanish: [ˈruj ˈlopeθ]), also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: . Rad1 cxd4 19. cxd4 f6 20. d5 Kh7 21. Handbuch des Schachspiels by P.R. Rb6 Bd5 62. Rd5 Kc7 83. Rb5 Bh1 67. Nd4 Ne6 12. do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. So the precision of my question would now be - let's suppose that white ISN'T going to play 4. Qg1 Nf4 28. e6 fxe6 29. Black’s point in the Berlin Defense is revealed with 5…Nd6: Now we see why black didn’t kick the bishop away from the b5 square! Qe2 seems to me just as good as other 4th moves for White. The game begins with 1. e4 e5 2. The amount of theory in this opening has grown exponentially in recent years, as basically all the top players go for it with at least one color. Spanish, with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6) might make its appearance in the upcoming World Championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov (both of whom have it in their repertoires as Black, though neither favors 1.e4 as White), I've put together a bibliography of web resources and recent publications. Nf3 Nc6 3. Since the berlin defense was introduced, bassicaly all top GMs use it as their main weapon in the ruy lopez as black and the classic closed ruy lopez has fallen a lot in popularity but is it outclassed by the berlin or is it just played less because the berlin is safer and can get you a draw a lot of the time? Re4+ Kd6 80. Ke4 Kc6 82. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language. In the meantime, black has the two bishops in an open position, which is a significant advantage. The Classical Defence is called sometimes Cordel Defence. Rxc1 Qf7 45. Re4 Nd5 27. Rxe5 Qg6 37. g4 Rfe8 38. h4 gxh4 39. Qe2 Qf8 39. This forum is for this specific opening only. Qxh4 h6 40. Qxd8+ Kxd8. Rd1 Qc8 11. h3 Bh5 12. Nc3 O-O 10. In dieser DVD-Reihe präsentiert der amerikanische Super-GM Fabiano Caruana im Gespräch mit Oliver Reeh ein komplettes Repertoire für Weiß. Rc7 Rd4 46. It might appear unambitious, but white simply wants to play a middlegame where they can develop their pieces before taking any sort of concrete action. When White tries to open up the center (with the c3-d4 move combination), Black should counterplay on the wings of the board (specifically the Queenside). Re7+ Rf7 46. Nothing in violation of United States law. 1. e4 e5 2. This is because white often wants to play an early c2-c3 and d2-d4, fighting for a central space advantage. Rd4+ Kc5 81. Teaser [PDF] - The Modernized Ruy Lopez – Volume 1 – A Complete Repertoire for White “The Ruy Lopez is such a classic opening that never gets old. The Berlin Defence also gets black ready to castle quicker than in the Morphy's Defence. Re1 Re8 13. Qb3 Bxf3 17. NOTE: Create an account today This leads to a favorable version of the Ruy Lopez tense center. Bxc6 dc and now 7. As I didn't know the theory, my idea was simply to get my Q to f3, play c3 and enjoy a space advantage on the K-side. I'm very glad that