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RUY LOPEZ - Morphy Defence
The Close Defence

The Close Defence (qv.) is the most popular Lopez line. Black develops his King's Bishop to enable early castling - a solid but passive move (rather than the radically more open 5..KtxP or the 5..P-QKt4 Archangel). White has several options. B-Alt.
    White  Black	White  Black
 1. P-K4   P-K4	     5.	0-0    B-K2
 2. Kt-KB3 Kt-QB3
 3. B-Kt5  P-QR3
 4. B-R4   Kt-B3

WHITE to Move or Undo or Jump or Clear
 
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