Ruy Lopez

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The Ruy Lopez is a popular chess opening, also known as Spanish opening. It is a very old opening, but still favored in our times by many world class players.

The moves

The trademark of the Ruy Lopez is White's third move of his King's Bishop:

  • 1. e4 e5
  • 2. Nf3 Nc6
  • 3. Bb5