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C79: Ruy Lopez, Steinitz defence deferred (Russian defence)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O d6

Ruy Lopez, Steinitz defence deferred (Russian defence)

C79 Sub-variants:

Overview

Games on Database: 1930
Last Played: Apr 2024
Overall score:
44.1% 31% 24.8%

Played frequently by:

White  
Frederick Yates 12 games
Emanuel Lasker 12 games
Alexander Alekhine 12 games
Black  
Paul Keres 17 games
Akiba Rubinstein 16 games
Alexander Alekhine 14 games

Possible continuations:

6. Re1  975
47 % 29 % 24 %
6. c3  321
43.3 % 35.5 % 21.2 %
6. Bxc6+  249
43.4 % 33.3 % 23.3 %
6. d4  199
43.2 % 27.6 % 29.1 %
6. d3  74
29.7 % 35.1 % 35.1 %
6. h3  37
35.1 % 29.7 % 35.1 %
6. Nc3  29
34.5 % 27.6 % 37.9 %
6. Qe2  26
34.6 % 42.3 % 23.1 %
6. c4  20
35 % 40 % 25 %