Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tabiya: Ruy Lopez, Wormald and Worrall attacks

White can meet the threat to his e-pawn by defending it with Qe2, either directly after 4...Nf6 or after 5.O-O Be7. Kaufman recommends a type of Marshall attack in both cases. We reach the same position via 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.O-O O-O (Wormald) or 5.O-O Be7 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bb3 O-O (Worrall). I will chose this position as my Tabiya for searching games, because both opponents I have faced with these lines have not played 8.c3 allowing 8...d5 and a Marshall gambit like line.

The Marshall gambit opens the center quickly and black tries to take advantage of his lead in development to  make a quick attack on white's king.

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