Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bb5/3...Nd4
|Ruy Lopez - Birds Defence|
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Ruy Lopez - Bird's Defence
Black gives up the defense of e5 and instead counter-attacks with a threat towards the bishop. The drawback is that after the knight exchange on d4 Black will have a slightly inferior pawn structure, with a bit of a space gain though.
- 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4
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- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.