The sharpest Ruy Lopez: Delayed Jaenisch in 60 Minutes

Looking for some action against the Ruy Lopez? The Delayed Jaenisch, arising from the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 f5, will be your choice from now on! Of course, Black could also go for the ‘normal’ Jaenisch with 3…f5, but the insertion of the move …a7-a6 proves to be quite useful in various lines. In 7 clips, all White’s logical options are examined, of which opening the centre with 5.d4 is obviously the most challenging. The ensuing positions are tactically rich and offer Black great chances to fight for the initiative, even though in certain lines the engines may disagree with our choice. In 2020 the line enjoyed a renaissance, and since then, many strong grandmasters have quickly gone wrong with White. So, your next opponent will not be the first victim of this tricky surprise weapon!


Sample video


  • Introduction
  • Theory
  • The Delayed Jaenisch: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 f5
  • 5.Bxc6 and exf5
  • 5.Nc3
  • 5.d3
  • 5.d4 Intro
  • 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.0-0
  • 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.c3
  • 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.a4
  • Outro

Ruy Lopez

The Spanish Opening is one of the absolutely oldest. It is named after the Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura, who in 1561 presented his analyses on this way of starting the game in a book. But even today the Spanish can be seen in many games of top players and it is quite clearly the most important of the Open Games. Not only does White develop his bishop, he also immediately puts pressure on the black e5-pawn. Whereas previously 3...a6 was almost obligatory, nowadays 3...Nf6 – the Berlin Defence – is favoured.

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