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: 1781
Last Played: May 2022
Overall score:
45.2%30.4%24.4%
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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  898
47.7 % 28.6 % 23.7 %
6. c3  289
45 % 34.3 % 20.8 %
6. Bxc6+  224
45.1 % 32.1 % 22.8 %
6. d4  194
44.3 % 27.8 % 27.8 %
6. d3  70
31.4 % 35.7 % 32.9 %
6. h3  37
35.1 % 29.7 % 35.1 %
6. Nc3  28
35.7 % 25 % 39.3 %
6. Qe2  26
34.6 % 42.3 % 23.1 %
6. c4  15
40 % 33.3 % 26.7 %