Originally posted by kmac27The entire purpose of this thread escapes me. Like onehandgann said, the Ruy is an opening for White. If you're so afraid of the Ruy, why don't you just play 1.c4 or 1.d4 (or any of a number of other openings that quickly avoid the Ruy) and be done with it? Or am I missing something?
I can play well with c4 and decent with d4.
Originally posted by Mad RookDepends on the variations involved
Isn't the Ruy supposed to be rich in tactics? At least that's what everyone tells me.
Originally posted by kmac27Play a gambit, then. Any gambit: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4; 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4; 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3; 1. e4 e5 2. f4; whichever you like the best. At our level they won't be drawish at all, and it will certainly improve your attacking skills.
all e5 games seem way too drawish. Maybe I just don't know how to attack.