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Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense (C75)
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 d6 5 c3 Bd7

Number of games in database: 746
Years covered: 1888 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 39.9%
   Black wins 23.9%
   Draws 36.2%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Herman Pilnik  11 games
Rashid Nezhmetdinov  11 games
Wolfgang Unzicker  8 games
Bogdan Sliwa  26 games
Paul Keres  10 games
Victor Ciocaltea  10 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948
Tal vs Letelier, 1963
Fischer vs V Ciocaltea, 1962
Euwe vs Keres, 1948
Z Domnitz vs Pachman, 1973
L Steiner vs Alekhine, 1933
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 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mackenzie vs Blackburne 0-1331888Blackburne - Mackenzie mC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. Teichmann vs Steinitz ½-½491895HastingsC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. J Schwarz vs G Marco  ½-½501896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. P A Saburov vs Znosko-Borovsky  1-0241900St PetersburgC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
5. P W Sergeant vs H Cheshire  1-0431904BCF-ch First Class AC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. W Gunston vs H Cheshire  1-0271918ENG corrC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
7. Reti vs Susholz  1-0411919Simul, 36bC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. K Treybal vs K Vanek 1-0341921BrnoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
9. J Schweiger vs Kostic  0-1341921BudapestC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
10. H Wagner vs A Brinckmann  1-030192323. DSB KongressC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
11. C Y C Dawbarn vs W Gibson  0-1421925Scarborough-BC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
12. Z Vecsey vs K Treybal  ½-½411928Prague EvonyC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. G A Thomas vs H Saunders  ½-½911929ScarboroughC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
14. Spielmann vs K Treybal  1-0651929KarlsbadC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. Tartakower vs Capablanca ½-½261929BarcelonaC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. Ahues vs Rubinstein ½-½471930San RemoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
17. Maroczy vs M Monticelli  1-0281930San RemoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. J Gemzoe vs Alekhine 0-1361930Clock simul, 10bC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
19. Johner / Michel / Naegeli vs Alekhine / Bernstein 0-1411930Consultation gameC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. Ahues vs Przepiorka  ½-½341930FrankfurtC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. B Moritz vs Saemisch  0-138193127th German Chess Federation CongressC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
22. L Steiner vs A Gromer  1-0701931Prague OlympiadC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. L Asztalos vs Stoltz 1-0301931BledC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
24. S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich  0-1311933USSR ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
25. Bueters / Schut vs Alekhine 0-1401933Consultation simul, 12bC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-28-06  trumbull0042: This is a very solid opening for Black against the Ruy Lopez.

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