It doesn't kick the bishop off that diagonal, and playing ...b5 later puts the bishop on another great diagonal and is supposedly bad for black (an explanation of this would be great too). So why is ...
The Ruy Lopez is one of the most difficult lines for me to play against. I just can't hold my position when I play as black. If I move 3... Nd4, I always get a draw at best, and usually take a loss. ...
Which one is the better drawing weapon? Which one is harder to beat? Which one is more solid? Which opening should black pick if he/she doesn't want to lose? If black needs a draw in the last ...
I was watching the following video on the Ruy Lopez (Spanish Game) - Variations with 3...a6. The video is almost 1.5 hours and it pretty much goes through all variations with 3...a6. As I was going ...
The Ruy Lopez opening is characterized by the moves: [fen ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Why is this opening so popular? It does not appear to be particularly special/unique for white or black, so ...
I have usually found the Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez to be very potent and very hard to counter. Are there any proven defensive lines or variations to use against this? Just point me in the right ...