The Ruy Lopez, Chigorin Variation | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz teaches the Chigorin Variation of the main line Ruy Lopez. The Chigorin was the most popular black defense to the Ruy Lopez for over 50 years. Learn why and use it in your games.

Alexander Goloshchapov vs Alexey Shirov, European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003): C99 Ruy Lopez, closed, Chigorin, 12…c5d4
Veselin Topalov vs Vassily Ivanchuk, 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011): C99 Ruy Lopez, closed, Chigorin, 12…c5d4


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