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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 10 Feb '07 00:14
    Hello All!

    I'm new to this site and have and would really appreciate some opinions regarding a certain line in the Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz Defense. I'm rated about 1500 and am working to improve my Ruy Lopez games when playing white.

    My question is: After the moves

    1.e4 e5
    2.Nf3 Nc6
    3.Bb5 a6
    4.Ba4 d6
    5. ? what would be the best continuation: I like Bxc6+ but what are the strengths and weaknesses to this move? Also, any ideas on the following lines would be most helpful.

    5.Bxc6+ (I'm particularly interested in opinions regarding this line...is it a "bad" move? Why or why not?)
    5.0-0
    5.c3
    5.d4

    Many Thanks,

    T.H.
  2. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    10 Feb '07 00:34
    Try the Only Chess forum.