The Ruy Lopez – Cordel Defence starts as follows:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 …Bc5
Cordel Defence (or Classical Defence)
Black develops his bishop to the strongest square and doesn’t play a6 at all. He relies on strong piece play without wasting time pushing pawns needlessly.
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