Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bb5/3...a6/4. Bxc6/4...dxc6/5. d4/5...exd4

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Ruy Lopez:Exchange Variation
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Parent: Ruy Lopez

Ruy Lopez:Exchange Variation[edit]

The best move for white here is 6.Qxd4. This leads to 6.- Qxd4 7.Nxd4. This line is thougt to slight favor black. 6.Nxd4?! is bad because of 6.- c5! and after 7.Nb5 or 7.Nb3, black shall play Qxd1+!, which will give him an advantage.