Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bb5/3...a6/4. Ba4/4...Nf6/5. O-O/5...Nxe4/6. d4/6...b5/7. Bb3/7...d5
|Ruy Lopez Open Defence|
|Parent: Ruy Lopez|
Ruy Lopez Open Defence
Blacks position is now pretty solid. White must reclaim the lost pawn now or have nothing to show for its loss. As 8. Nxe5 would allow Black to exchange off the knight that is currently obstructing her c-pawn, 8. dxe5 is the more fruitful avenue.
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