If you play the black pieces and White plays 1. e4 and 3.Bb5 (Ruy Lopez or Spanish) then you can avoid the much played line 3…a6 and play 3…Nf6 instead. In this case you develop pieces quickly. Later on you should play your kingside bishop to c5, if you can, as this is the best square for this bishop.
This all depends on the way how White will react. This opening variation has been played a few times in world chess championships and is considered as very solid and drawish for Black.
Black has played 3…Nf6 instead of the usual 3…a6
Replay Chess Games
Flip Board: Press F-Key (or click e7 or d2 on top) Select a game: Click on grey bar
Return – to Chess Openings I
Get High Quality Chess Courses created by Grandmaster Smirnov!
"Give me 21 Days and I'll Show You How to Become a Dramatically Better Chess Player...Guaranteed! - Click Here!"