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= Ruy Lopez =
6. Bb3 is necessary to save the bishop.


== Theory table ==
For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5

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== References ==

Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.