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: 1693
Last Played: May 2016
Overall score:
45.7%29.7%24.6%
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Played frequently by:

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

Possible continuations:

6. Re1  856
48.1 % 28.2 % 23.7 %
6. c3  273
46.5 % 32.6 % 20.9 %
6. Bxc6+  208
45.2 % 31.3 % 23.6 %
6. d4  188
44.1 % 27.1 % 28.7 %
6. d3  65
32.3 % 33.8 % 33.8 %
6. h3  37
35.1 % 29.7 % 35.1 %
6. Nc3  27
37 % 25.9 % 37 %
6. Qe2  26
34.6 % 42.3 % 23.1 %
6. c4  13
38.5 % 38.5 % 23.1 %