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The Ruy Lopez - Starting Position
All diagrams © Ed Scimia
Above is the starting position of one of the most popular openings in chess, the Ruy Lopez. This position is reached by playing the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5.
From here, there are a number of possible variations. Let's take a look at some of the most popular.