NEW UPDATED ARTICLE

[February 10, 2019] Updated Opening Article by GM Slaviša Brenjo:
October 2017 Revisited: Ruy Lopez, Closed Defense with 6. d3 (10. Ng5!?)

This is still a reasonably fashionable line, with several theoretically relevant top-level games, such as S. Movsesian – F. Caruana, Internet (rapid) 2019. Positions that appear in this variation vary from deeply strategical to extremely tactical, so there’s definitely something for everyone’s taste. Especially interesting and theoretically important is S. Ghukasyan – N. Pogonina, Batumi 2018, which requires extreme accuracy and attention to detail by the players of Black who want to try this line.

[Diagram: Black to Move] Quite simple: Black to play and survive!

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