10 Best Chess Games on Ruy Lopez

Yury Markushin
Category: Openings
10 Best Chess Games on Ruy Lopez

Ruy Lopez is one of the most common and classical chess openings. It starts with the following moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5. The main idea behind this opening for white is to compromise Black’s pawn structure by exchanging one of the bishops. For compensation, black will keep the bishop pair. It is a very well-studied opening, with an extensive amount of theory. Many lines are studied as deep as up to move 30. Today we will take a look at some of the most famous chess games played with This Opening.

Game 1:

Ruy Lopez – Game 2:

Game 3:

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Ruy Lopez – Game 4:

Game 5:

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Game 7:

Ruy Lopez – Game 8:

Game 9:

Ruy Lopez – Game 10:

Want to know more about This Opening? Look at Complete Opening with GM Marian Petrov.

We also recommend reviewing 8 Chess Openings Played by Magnus Carlsen, What is New in Theory? as well as New Trends in The Italian Opening.


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Updated 12.22.2023