Spanish Opening

The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves:

  1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5
 

The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura. It‚ is one of the most popular openings, with many variations. In the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO), all codes from C60 to C99 are assigned to the Ruy Lopez.

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