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RUY LOPEZ - Morphy Defence
The Open (aka. Tarrasch) Defence

In the Morphy open line (also called the Tarrasch Defence or "The Open Defence"), Black captures White's KP on K5(e4) with his K-side Knight instead of the close 5..B-K2 or 5..P-QKt4 (the Archangel). Generally leads to a complex, unbalanced position where both sides have chances to win. B-Alt.
    White  Black	White  Black
 1. P-K4   P-K4	     4.	B-R4   Kt-B3
 2. Kt-KB3 Kt-QB3    5.	0-0    KtxP
 3. B-Kt5  P-QR3

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