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Unleash Your Potential with the Ruy Lopez: The Bulgarian Variation in a Classic Opening

Updated: Feb 12, 2023


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a5



The Bulgarian Variation of the Ruy Lopez Chess Opening tries to focus on preventing the standard setup of Bishop launching an attack on the black’s king side via the c2-h7 diagonal.





4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 Bc5 6.0-0 d6 7.a3 0-0 8.Nbd2 Ne7 9.Re1 Ng4 10.Rf1 f5 11.h3 Nf6 12.Bb3+ Kh8 13.Ng5 Qe8 14.Ne6



A mistake in the game which leads to a loss of a critical pawn,the move is a mistake from white’s side.

Bxe6 15.Bxe6 fxe4 16.Nxe4 Nxe4 17.dxe4 Qg6 18.Qg4 Rxf2 19.Rxf2 Rf8



The final blow which will give black a considerable advantage and thereby with a pawn and a comfortable position enough to pave the way for victory for black.

20.Bg5 h5



A final blunder of Bg5 allows white to win over a whole piece enough to cruise through to victory with h5 as the queen is now overloaded.

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