The Zaitsev Variation (also called the Flohr–Zaitsev Variation) was advocated by Igor Zaitsev, who was one of Karpov's trainers for many years. Addeddate 2017-07-25 19:26:12 Bookplateleaf 0004 Call number 9921898640001551 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital_item 28 External-identifier urn:oclc:record:1046536548 The Graz Defence, Classical Defence Deferred, and Møller Defence combine 3...a6 with the active move ...Bc5. Here White can play 8.c3, but has other moves. An uncommon reply to 4.d3 is 4...Ne7, which tries to set up the Mortimer Trap. How Should White Meet the Gambit? Steinitz did not approve of the move; in 1889, he wrote, "on principle this ought to be disadvantageous as it drives the bishop where it wants to go". The Riga Variation, 6...exd4, is considered inferior; the main line runs 7.Re1 d5 8.Nxd4 Bd6! Instead, the very sharp La Grande Variante continues 15.cxd4 f4 16.f3 Ng3 17.hxg3 fxg3 18.Qd3 Bf5 19.Qxf5 Rxf5 20.Bxf5 Qh4 21.Bh3 Qxd4+ 22.Kh1 Qxe5, with unclear consequences. White's responses 5.d4, 5.Nc3, and 5.c4 are included in C71, while 5.0-0 is C72. The Møller Defence, 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 was already an old line in 1903 when Dane Jørgen Møller (1873–1944) analysed it in Tidsskrift för Schack. Bb5 a6 4. By far the most commonly played third move for Black is the Morphy Defence, 3...a6, which "puts the question" to the white bishop. Today the theory in the Zaitsev variations extends beyond the middlegame, and it is rarely seen at the top levels because of the need to remember a lot of theory. These nuances seem to have little importance today, as neither the Steinitz Defence Deferred nor the Russian Defence have been popular for many years. In C96, Black or White deviate after 10.Bc2, and do not reach the classical main line position 10...c5 11.d4 Qc7. He made great contributions to chess opening theory, including in the King's Gambit and the Ruy López (or Spanish) opening that bears his name. . By playing 6.d3[30] White steers clear of the Marshall Attack and any of the Anti-Marshall lines. For white, a player should first learn the King’s Gambit, Queen’s Gambit, Ruy Lopez and the English. [26] If Black takes the knight with 11...Qxg5 White regains the material with 12.Qf3. Artur Yusupov is one of the few grandmasters who has adopted the Dilworth repeatedly.[21][22][23]. Qxd8 13.Nxd8+ Kxd8 14.Kxh2 Be6 (14...f5?? It was originally a patronymic, meaning "Son of Lope", Lope itself being a Spanish given name deriving from Latin lupus, meaning "wolf".The surname is first attested in Old Castile in the heart of Spain, where the name originated in Visigothic times; however, the name is not of Germanic origin. The Breyer Variation was recommended by Gyula Breyer as early as 1911,[42] but there are no known game records in which Breyer employed this line. and other less-common third moves for Black. The variation takes its name from the game Capablanca–Bogoljubow, London 1922.[41]. In this book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies one of the most important openings of all, the Ruy Lopez. Usually White defends the e-pawn with 6.Re1 which, in turn, threatens Black with the loss of a pawn after 7.Bxc6 and 8.Nxe5. Ruy López was born in Zafra near Badajoz, probably of Converso Jewish descent, and he studied and lived in Salamanca. [3] In 1559, while living in Zafra, López was called to Rome by Pope Pius IV on ecclesiastical business. Alternatives to the Closed Defence described in this section are: In the Exchange Variation, 4.Bxc6, (ECO C68–C69) White damages Black's pawn structure, giving him a ready-made long-term plan of playing d4 ...exd4 Qxd4, followed by exchanging all the pieces and winning the pure pawn ending. Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Variation In this chess lesson we analyze the Ukrainian Immortal Game featuring the Steinitz variation of the Ruy Lopez. Deep Blue, Man vs. Machine, New York (1997)", "Chessgames.com: Chess Games Database & Community", "Garry Kasparov vs. Vladimir Kramnik, World Chess Championship 2000, game 1", "Garry Kasparov vs. Vladimir Kramnik, World Chess Championship 2000, game 3", "Garry Kasparov vs. Vladimir Kramnik, World Chess Championship 2000, game 9", "Garry Kasparov vs. Vladimir Kramnik, World Chess Championship 2000, game 13", Opening Report. Ruy Lopez Trap:4. After 4...dxc6, the obvious 5.Nxe5? For a century it was believed that it was safer for Black to place the bishop on e7, but it is much more active on c5. @anyataylorjoy is the Chess Club Live Person of the Year. Ba4Nf6 5. Today's consensus is that Black will hold with accurate play in the Berlin Endgame, so players have moved on to the lines with 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1, the modern main line, considered to be White's best try for an opening advantage, and advocated by Fabiano Caruana in his Chessbase Series on the Ruy Lopez opening. The Ruy Lopez remains one of the most popular chess openings, both at club level and among top players. In the Modern Steinitz Defence (also called Neo-Steinitz Defence) (ECO C71–C76), Black interpolates 3...a6 4.Ba4 before playing 4...d6, which was frequently played by Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca and Paul Keres. 10.Kh1! Post by iliachess20 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:14 pm. The more common continuation, 10.d4, is ECO C95. iliachess20 Starter Posts: 30 Joined: Sat May 16, 2020 1:17 pm Has thanked: 28 times Been thanked: 50 times. Here 8.Nxe5, once adopted by Fischer, is much less often seen, and Black should equalise after the accurate 8...Nxe5 9.dxe5 c6, which avoids prematurely committing the light-squared bishop and solidly defends d5, often a problem in the Open. ♟ Chess Club Live. Black can exploit the weak squares on the queenside via 16...c4. Zafra’s shops, bars and restaurants can be found in the surrounding streets. [46] Bird's Defence was later used a few times in tournament play by Siegbert Tarrasch, Boris Spassky, and Alexander Khalifman. White may also delay the exchange for a move or two: 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Bxc6 or 5.0-0 Be7 6.Bxc6 (the Delayed Exchange Deferred), for example; at first glance this seems a waste of time, but Black having played ...Nf6 rules out defending the pawn with ...f6, and the bishop already being on e7 means that ...Bd6 would be a loss of tempo. The Chigorin Variation has declined in popularity because Black must spend some time bringing his offside knight on a5 back into the game. Alternatives are 8.a4, 8.h3, 8.d4, and 8.d3, which are often called "anti-Marshall" moves. Steinitz's opinion did not prevail, however; today, 3...a6 is played in over 65 percent of all games beginning with the Ruy Lopez.[6]. Some of the lines are incredibly theoretical, but rather than burden you with a ton of theory in lines you will have limited chance of using in your own games, the emphasis in this book is on the lines that are more likely to occur in your games. The point of this manoeuver was to weaken Black's kingside. H.J.R Murray, "Specifically with respect to large amount of King's Gambits in the second part of his book, Ruy López deserves the epithet "father of opening theory. Alessandro Salvio writes that López travelled to Rome again, in 1572. [43], Svetozar Gligorić has been the most prolific C93 player. This line is considered to be a good practical weapon, but is positionally risky and bound to fail against a strong and prepared opponent. Rxe5 Nf6 12. d4 Bd6 13. López was also esteemed for his ability at blindfold chess. He first presents several mythological origins of the game, and discusses its benefits, rules, and strategies while interspersing a number of quotes (in Latin) from classical authors. Tenant Screening. The Ruy Lopez (/rɔɪ, ˈruːi/; Spanish: [ˈruj ˈlopeθ]),[1] also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura. Due to the difficulty for Black in achieving equality,[2] a common nickname for the opening is "The Spanish Torture". The Steinitz Defence (also called the Old Steinitz Defence) (ECO C62), 3...d6, is solid but passive and cramped. Since White's third move carries no immediate threat, however, Black can respond in a wide variety of ways. In particular, Spassky's back to back wins over Mikhail Tal at Tbilisi in 1965 did much to enhance its reputation, and Spassky has a career-plus score with the Breyer. The usual continuation is 6.0-0 d6 7.d4 Nxb3, but the speculative sacrifice 6.Bxf7+?! ?, is a sharp line in which Black plays for a kingside attack, frequently sacrificing one or two pawns. Arthur Bisguier played the Berlin for decades, but always chose the variation 4.0-0 Nxe4. With accurate play, however, Black can avoid any disadvantage while holding onto the extra piece. White's move 4.Nc3 transposes to the Four Knights Game, Spanish Variation. Chigorin played the Russian Defence in the 1890s, and later it was adopted by Rubinstein and Alekhine. López and Ceron played before King Phillip II of Spain, impressing him enough for López to earn a benefice and a golden chain displaying a rook. The Schliemann Defence or Schliemann–Jaenisch Gambit (ECO C63), 3...f5! White has several options, including attempting to build an ideal pawn centre with c3 and d4, defending the e-pawn with Re1 or simply developing. Black is threatening to win the e4-pawn via ...exd4 uncovering an attack on the pawn, so White plays 14.Ng3. Black can also play 6...b5 and after 7.Bb3 d6 (7...0-0 is a viable alternative) White has to deal with the threat of 8...Na5 by playing 8.a3 (8.c3 or 8 a4 are perfectly playable as well) and after 8...0-0 (the immediate 8...Na5 is also feasible) 9.Nc3 we have reached a modern tabiya of the Ruy Lopez. White can reply with either 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.d4 or 7.c3 Bg4 (it is too late for Black to transpose into the more usual lines of the Closed Defence, because 7...b5 would allow 8.Bc2, saving White a tempo over the two-move sequence Bb3–c2 found in other variations). rip. Ercole del Rio, in his 1750 treatise Sopra il giuoco degli Scacchi, Osservazioni pratiche dell'anonimo Modenese (On the game of Chess, practical Observations by an anonymous Modenese), was the first author to mention 3...a6. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Ruy Lopez. White aims to play d4 followed by Nbd2–f1–g3, which would firmly support e4 with the bishops on open diagonals and both knights threatening Black's kingside. [13] It is considered inferior to the regular Schliemann, since White can answer effectively with 5.d4! White can also play 8.Nc3 with the idea of playing 9.Nd5 later. With 9...h6 Black prepares to play 10...Re8 and 11...Bf8 without fear of 10.Ng5. The possibility of breaking the pin with a timely ...b5 gives Black more latitude than in the Old Steinitz Defence; in particular, in the Old Steinitz, White can practically force Black to give up the stronghold at e5, but in the Modern Steinitz, Black is able to maintain control of the centre. A famous example of this line is the game José Raúl Capablanca–Edward Lasker, New York 1915. One of those players was Il Puttino, an epithet for a young Leonardo di Bona. Qf3 Nxf2 16. The variation was the choice of many top level players as White has had trouble proving an advantage against it. The C98 classification covers 12.Nbd2 Nc6, while C99 covers 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4. We use cookies on this site to enhance the experience. Please flip the board to black side for the better view. In this book, the companion volume to his acclaimed bestseller Bologan s Black Weapons in the Open Games, Victor Bologan presents a cutting-edge repertoire for Black based on the favourite lines of Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. In the Classical World Chess Championship 2004, challenger Peter Leko used the Marshall to win an important game against World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. In case of the immediate 7.e5 Black takes advantage of the absence of the white rook from e1 and plays 7... Ne4 with the idea of 8... Nc5. In this video series, American super-GM... Add to Cart. López contends that the following line proves black should avoid the "Ruy López" by playing 2... d6 instead of 2... Nc6. This line often leads to sharp positions in which Black wagers that the fianchettoed bishop's influence on the centre and kingside will offset Black's delay in castling. The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura. "- Peter J. Monté, "At that time, the best players of modern-rules chess lived in Italy and Iberia. C74–C76 all begin with 5.c3. The pin temporarily prevents White from playing d2–d4. A rare but playable move is 5...Be6 (or 5...Be7), the idea being that if White plays 6.Nxe5, Black plays 6... Qd4, forking the knight and the e4-pawn. 1. e4e5 2. He admits that they might nevertheless be more instructive, since López gives a larger number of variations. [8], Since then, better defences for Black have been developed, and this line is considered to slightly favour Black. After 6... exd4 (6... Nxe4 and 6... b5 are viable alternatives) 7.Re1 b5 (7... 0-0 8. e5 Ne8 is a playable alternative) White can play either 8.Bb3 or the sharp 8.e5. More solid for Black is 4...Nf6, when 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 leads to the Benelux Variation. [2][1], López only rarely presented variations that ended in checkmate. More recently, Sergei Tiviakov has played it, as has Nigel Short, who essayed it twice in his 1992 match against Anatoly Karpov and won both games.[28][29]. Confusingly 9...Nd7 is also called the Chigorin Variation so there are two variations of the Ruy Lopez with that name, but 9...Na5 is the move more commonly associated with Chigorin. With 9...Na5 Black chases the white bishop from the a2–g8 diagonal and frees the c-pawn for queenside expansion. The variation begins 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7. White's most direct approach is 4.d4 immediately challenging Black's pawn on e5, while 4.c3 and 4.0-0 remain viable alternatives. Popular use of the Ruy Lopez opening did not develop, however, until the mid-19th century, when the Russian theoretician Carl Jaenisch "rediscovered" its potential. The sharp Siesta Variation arises after 5.c3 f5, while a manoeuvring game results from the calmer 5.c3 Bd7 6.d4. It is one of the most popular openings, with such a vast number of variations that in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO), all codes from C60 to C99 are assigned to them. An important alternative is 4.d3, dubbed the Anti-Berlin, which avoids the notorious Berlin endgame. In the 1950s, Mark Taimanov played it with some success, though it remained a sideline, as it has to this day. López is believed to have easily beaten the most skilled Italians. Nbd2Nd7 11. c3Nc5 12. axb5axb5 13. Paul Keres played the line several times. White will try to attack on the kingside via 17.Bg5, moving forces to the kingside. With careful play White is held to gain an advantage. Max Euwe gives the pure pawn ending in this position (with all pieces except kings removed) as a win for White. In the Howell Attack (ECO C81), 9.Qe2, White aims for play against d5 after Rd1. The Chigorin is divided into four ECO classifications. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it . If you play d3 instead then you lose a tempo if you still want to go for that plan. Karpov tried 9...Nd7 several times in the 1990 World Championship match, but Kasparov achieved a significant advantage against it in the 18th game. The opening is named after the 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura, who made a systematic study of this and other openings in the 150-page book on chess Libro del Ajedrez, written in 1561. Unlike 5.d4, it forces Black to defend the e-pawn, usually with 5...f6, 5...Bg4, 5...Qd6 (the sharpest line, preparing queenside castling), 5...Qe7, 5...Qf6 or 5...Bd6. After 3...a6, the most commonly played line is the Closed Defence, which goes 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7, discussed in the two following sections. The Berlin is assigned ECO codes C65–C67. Each opening has a very different play style. López was again able to best Ceron.[3]. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lasker had great success with 5.d4 exd4 6.Qxd4 Qxd4 7.Nxd4, most notable his famous win against Jose Raul Capablanca in the St. Petersburg 1914 chess tournament. Notable games are Fischer–Portisch,[10] and Fischer–Gligoric,[11] both played at the 17th Chess Olympiad in Havana 1966. chamo2074 18 days ago #10 MISTER_McCHESS a écrit : chamo2074 wrote: bruhhh, e6 is illegal e5 was already played. With 9...Nb8 Black frees the c-pawn and intends to route the knight to d7 where it supports e5. [55] The main replies for Black are 4...d6 and 4...Bc5, the latter being more popular. Marshall Attack after 11...c6, the most common move in modern play. The Dilworth Variation (or Attack), 11...Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 has scored well for Black, with many traps for the ill-prepared White player. This can enable Black to avoid some lines in the Steinitz Defence Deferred in which White castles queenside although the position of the knight on f6 also precludes Black from supporting the centre with ...f7–f6. @anyataylorjoy is the Chess Club Live Person of the Year. Fabiano Caruana - Navigating the Ruy Lopez - Volume 3 (Digital Download) $33.95. The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterized by the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Re1b5 7. She was ph... enomenal as Beth Harmon in the @netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. Although it bears his name, this particular opening was included in the Göttingen manuscript, which dates from c. 1490. "[1] Third comes a hostile appraisal of Damiano's opening analysis. Nf3 Nc6 3. Although the favourite of the first world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, and often played by world champions and expert defensive players Emanuel Lasker, José Capablanca, and occasionally by Vasily Smyslov, it largely fell into disuse after World War I, as its inherent passivity spurred a search for more active means of defending the Spanish. The delayed exchange 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.d4 is C73. 1910) in Österreichische Schachzeitung in 1956 and in Wiener Schach Nachrichten in 1979, although it did not become popular until the 1990s. The main line leads to unbalanced endgames which are difficult to play for both sides, though with a strong drawing tendency. The Centre Attack (or Centre Variation) (ECO C84), 6.d4, leads to sharp play. Alexander Alekhine played this for Black in the early portion of his career; despite his advocacy, it never achieved great popularity, and even he eventually came to consider it dubious. Play normally continues 6...b5 7.Bb3 followed by 7...0-0 8.c3 and 8...d5 or 8...d6. An interesting gambit line 4.d4 exd4 5.c3 has also been recommended by Alexander Khalifman, although some of the resulting positions have yet to be extensively tested. Black will try to counter this knight manoeuver by expanding on the queenside, taking action in the centre, or putting pressure on e4. White's principal alternative to 4.c3 is 4.0-0, when Black can transpose to the Classical Berlin with 4...Nf6 or play 4...Nd4, which is not so bad for Black. López was a native of Segura de León, a town in Extremadura, Spain. One such game was recorded by Polerio, and was played during the contests between Italians and Spaniards before King Phillip II: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Qe7 5.b4 Bb6 6.a4 a6 7.Ba3 d6 8.Qe2 Bg4 9.d3 Nf6 10.Nbd2[14]. [34] It is often said that Marshall had kept this gambit a secret for use against Capablanca since his defeat in their 1909 match. This defence is also known as the Keres Variation, after Paul Keres. Another alternative is playing 4.Bxc6 immediately. The Ruy Lopez is a popular chess opening that leads to interesting and complex games. The company is a Florida Domestic Profit Corporation, which was filed on February 16, 2011. . Peter Svidler has dedicated an entire video series to the fashionable 6.d3 line.[32]. He made great contributions to chess opening theory, including in the King's Gambit and the Ruy López (or Spanish) opening that bears his name. 6.Nf3 Qxe4+ 7.Qe2 Qxe2+ 8.Kxe2 leaves White with no compensation for Black's bishop pair. At the most basic level, White's third move attacks the knight which defends the e5-pawn from the attack by the f3-knight. Digirida al muy Illustre Señor Don Garcia de Toledo, ayo y mayordomo del serenissimo principe Don Carlos nuestro Señor., was published in 1561. Their Zodiac sign is ♑Capricorn.They are considered the most important person in history born with the first name of Ruy. but if i do play against the ruy lopez i play berlin. López' final chapters are devoted to odds chess, again taking the time to criticize Damiano's approaches to these games. [1] López was also the strongest player in Spain for about 20 years.[2]. thanks in advanced. After 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 the classical Black follow up is 11...Qc7, reinforcing e5 and placing the queen on the c-file which may later become open after ...cxd4. Chess videos, chess articles and chess analysis by grandmasters designed to learn chess and understand important chess lessons and topics. This approach ultimately fell out of favour, as had the old form of the Steinitz, due to its passivity, and the entire variation became rare. and the Marshall Attack was adopted by top players including Boris Spassky, John Nunn and more recently Michael Adams. The e-pawn is a proud soldier in White’s Ruy Lopez army and it is one the first player is loathe to part with. The main line begins with 9.exd5 Nxd5 (9...e4? The Graz Defence, 3...a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bc5, was analysed by Alois Fink (b. (Rotary Defence or Albany Defence), 3...d5? RUY LOPEZ DE SEGURA (born 1530, died 1580, 50 years old) Spain [what is this?] The Arkhangelsk Defence (or Archangel Defence) (ECO C78) was popularized by Soviet players from the city of Arkhangelsk such as GM Vladimir Malaniuk. This variation was originated by Carl Jaenisch in 1847 and is sometimes named after him. Nowadays however, this variation is considered too passive,and players prefer to play the Berlin or the Petroff as they seem to equalise more easily. [33][failed verification], This gambit became famous when Frank James Marshall used it as a prepared variation against José Raúl Capablanca in 1918; nevertheless, Capablanca found a way through the complications and won. Although it is still sometimes seen as a surprise weapon, no strong master since Bird has adopted it regularly. Ruy López' surviving treatise, which is fully titled Libro de la Invencion liberal y Arte del juego del Axedrez, por Ruy-López de Sigura, clerigo, vezino de la villago Cafra. [1] He also was the strongest player in Spain, and possibly Italy, for about twenty years. O-O Be7 6. During his stay in Rome, López played chess with the locals. The Ruy Lopez , also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Berlin Defence, 3...Nf6, has long had a reputation for solidity and drawishness and is commonly referred to as "the Berlin Wall". exd4 6.e5. In Italy López encountered Pedro Damiano's treatise on chess, Questo libro e da imparare giocare a scachi et de li partiti, and did not find much value in it. I HATE YOU. He was considered the strongest player in the world in the 1560’s, achieving this status with stunning victories in Rome over Italy's finest players; Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona da Cutri, a Calabrian lawyer, and Paolo Boi. Posted @withregram • . In the Worrall Attack (ECO C86), White substitutes 6.Qe2 for 6.Re1. In the Averbakh Variation (C87), named for Yuri Averbakh, Black defends the threatened e-pawn with 6...d6 instead of driving away the white bishop with the more common 6...b5. [44], Of the variations in this section, the Berlin and Schliemann Defences are the most popular today, followed by the Classical Defence.[45]. Most plausible White moves are playable here, including 5.c3, 5.c4, 5.Bxc6, 5.d4, and 5.0-0. Black normally does not fianchetto the Queen's bishop, which would transpose to regular Arkhangelsk setups, but plays ...Bg4 to increase the pressure against White's pawn centre. Not many games can be confidently attributed to López, and those that can are incomplete. Code C66 covers 4.0-0 d6, while C67 is 4.0-0 Nxe4. Background Checks. Black will kick the bishop with 17...h6. This defence shares some similarities with the Modern Steinitz and Russian Defences as Black avoids the ...b5 advance that weakens the queenside. The variation 5.d4 (ECO C77), named after George Henry Mackenzie who employed it on a regular basis, is an old line which, according to modern theory, does not promise White any advantage, though is adopted as an alternative to the main variation 5.0-0. Black, by way of compensation, possesses the bishop pair and has no positional weaknesses, so it is difficult for White to exploit the structural superiority without opening the game for Black's bishops; all four of the games in the Kasparov–Kramnik match in which this line was employed ended in draws. White can attack either the kingside or the queenside. Following 4.d4, Black proceeds with 4...Bd7 which breaks the pin but also defends against White's threat of winning a pawn with 5.Bxc6 and 6.dxe5. The Norwegian connection was first introduced by Svein Johannessen who played the line from 1957 and later strengthened when Simen Agdestein and some other Norwegian players adopted the variation. C76 is characterised by the Black kingside fianchetto 5...Bd7 6.d4 g6. 8...exd4 occurred in Loewenthal–Morphy, London 1859,[14] which seems to be the first time this variation was ever played. 4.Nc3 and 4.d3 are the two most common moves and Black needs to do plenty of homework. Fabiano Caruana is one of the most notable players of this variation, employing it in the Candidates Tournament 2020. Karpov's move, 9.Nbd2, limits Black's options. The best moves are 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.0-0 Bc5 6.d3 c6 7.Ba4 Ne7. 9.Nxc6 Bxh2+! [47] The World Champion Magnus Carlsen played it as black in the 2014 Chess Olympiad against Ivan Šarić and lost.[48]. López is a surname of Spanish origin. The most common responses for White to 3...f5!? The flexible 5.0-0 is sometimes called the Barendregt Variation, but it was Fischer who developed it into a serious weapon in the 1960s. White normally continues with 7.c3 and after 8...0-0 White can choose between 9.Nbd2 or 9 Re1. The filing status is listed as Inactive. White's apparent threat to win Black's e-pawn with 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.Nxe5 is illusory—Black can respond with 5...Qd4, forking the knight and e4-pawn, which will win back the material with a good position. [7] Black gains good compensation, however, in the form of the bishop pair, and the variation is not considered White's most ambitious, though former world champions Emanuel Lasker and Bobby Fischer employed it with success. White threatens 7.Bxc6 winning the e5-pawn leaving Black a choice of either 6...d6 or 6...b5. An alternative to 6...d6 is 6...b5 7.Bb3 Bb7. . She was ph... enomenal as Beth Harmon in the @netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. López was the strongest player in Spain for nearly twenty years; his nearest rivals were Alfonso Ceron (of Granada) and Medrano. It has a restaurant, free WiFi and a terrace. With the move order 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 d6, Black waits until White castles before playing ...d6.