The Berlin Defence (Ruy López)

Edward Winter


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We give a compendium of old analysis of the Berlin Defence (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6).



Handbuch des Schachspiels by P.R. von Bilguer (Berlin, 1843), pages 166-167:

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Jaenisch’s Chess Preceptor by C.F. de Jaenisch (London, 1847), page 167:

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The above text is George Walker’s translation from page 76 of volume two of the French original, Analyse nouvelle des ouvertures du jeu des échecs (St Petersburg, 1843).



Deutsche Schachzeitung, July 1848, pages 259-264:

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Deutsche Schachzeitung, October-November 1863, pages 316-317:

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Chess Monthly, February 1883, pages 185-187:

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Deutsche Schachzeitung, November 1888, pages 321-324:

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Brüderschaft, 1 December 1888, pages 380-382:

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Deutsche Schachzeitung, August 1889, pages 225-228:

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Deutsche Schachzeitung, February 1897, pages 33-34:

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Deutsches Wochenschach, 7 March 1897, pages 77-78:

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Deutsches Wochenschach, 21 March 1897, pages 96-97:

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Wiener Schachzeitung, July 1901, pages 121-124:

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BCM, April 1902, pages 159-160:

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El Ajedrez Americano, October 1938, pages 298-300:

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An obsolete comment was provided by W.N. Potter in his notes to a Lord v Bird game on pages 144-146 of the City of London Chess Magazine, July 1874. After 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Nf6 he wrote:

‘Very rarely do we now meet with this defence. Its appearance is as the trotting out of an old Derby favourite years after being backed for the blue ribbon. We confess to a sense of refreshment at any break in the monotonous reiteration of P to QR3.’

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