Ruy Lopez

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Named for Ruy López de Segura, a Spanish priest who wrote a book about chess openings in 1561.

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Ruy Lopez

  1. (chess) A common chess opening, an Open Game characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5, in which White moves king's bishop to the fifth rank.

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