Originally posted by chupichulo
hi Folks, I signed up a few days ago and started playing with somebody but I wasn't overkeen on the style of the games, i.e waiting like three days for my opponent to move. But hey I'm back!
Two other guys have started games with me and my apologies to them for taking too long to move.
I've really begun to take chess seriously lately and with th ...[text shortened]... players, helping me to become the champion of my small town and then later the county.
Welcome to the site, chupichulo.
1. e4, e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5, Bc5
is known as the "Classical (Cordel) Defense".
I actually know very little about this opening as i play mostly only the English & Sicilian. Lately anyways. When i first began playing chess i think I also usually only played e4, d4 games as white. Such as "Two Knights Defense", "Four Knights' Game", "Three Knights' Game", "Bishop's Opening". I was never much of a Ruy Lopez guy and am still not cause i know very little about it. If you are really interested in learning new openings and are just a beginner at chess i recommend checking out the book "Modern Chess Openings" 14th Edition (a.ka. MCO-14).
Double King pawn openings, Double queen pawn openings, Indian openings, Flank openings & Semi-open games are all covered inside.
It's an extremely helpful reference book for beginners trying to learn about openings. In my opinion.
As for your Ruy Lopez question. I checked my copy of MCO and 4.c3 is the only recommended move I could see. My advice is if you are not happy about an opening's recommended moves then you should find a different opening that you are more comfortable playing, instead.
Hope this helped! Best wishes.
-- Paul (Pavlo87)