Spanish Game (Ruy Lopez):

The Spanish game (Also known as the Ruy Lopez) is an opening played by white, which is considered to be one of the most popular openings in chess. There are many variations that arise from this opening and most of its variations usually lead to a very dynamic position for white. The opening is named after the 16th-century Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura. 


Here is a list of the 5 most popular continuations in the Spanish Game:

a) Morphy Defense
b) Exchange Variation
c) Berlin Defense
d) Spanish Variation
e) Jaenisch, Dyckhoff Variation

 Morphy Defense


Jaenisch, Dyckhof Variation


Exchange Variation


Berlin Defense


Spanish Variation

Famous Games with the Spanish Opening:

1) Morphy Defense - Caruana, F. vs Wei Yi
2) Exchange Variation - Lintchevski, D. vs Yandemirov, V.
3) Berlin defense - Wei Yi vs Navara, D..
4) Spanish Variation - Mueller-Seps, Monika vs Zimina, O.
5) Jaenisch, Dyckhof Variation - Stevic, H vs Zelic, MI