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C45: Scotch 4...Bb4+ 5.c3 Bc5
Hi everyone,
I'm interested in the line 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bb4+ 5. c3 Bc5
My problem is that I don't like playing against the Mieses after 4...Nf6 e5. Not that I believe ...

Started 10/15/10 at 08:57:15 by Meat
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By: Michael Ayton
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Scotch opening
i am around 1800~1900 elo pts , i used to play the vienna opening, was happy to a certain level but i have recently wanted to change for a more serious one in order to progress ...and i pi...

Started 05/30/13 at 19:42:38 by piefr1
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By: TN
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C45: Sasikiran's Mieses
GM Sasikiran doesnt seem to share Dembo & Palliser's opinion that the old line 8...Nb6 9. Nc3 Bb7 and long castling is too passive as he played it twice at the Aeroflot Open.
The first game went ...

Started 02/17/12 at 14:42:43 by spagh3tti
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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C44: Scotch Gambit
i search for book about the Scotch Gambit?
thx loot

Started 01/31/13 at 08:04:06 by loot
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By: Vass
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C45: Scotch Mieses questions
I have a few questions about some lines in the Scotch Mieses variation:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Ba6 9. b3 g6
B: (...

Started 01/01/13 at 11:59:07 by PatzerKing
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C45: Path to playability in Scotch 4...Qh4?
I've seen the other thread regarding 4...Qh4 against the Scotch and then 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Be2 Qe4 7.Ndb5 Bc3 8.bc3 Kd8 9.0-0 Nf6.  But I think I may have found a simpler path to playability for Black thoug...

Started 12/15/12 at 22:53:08 by George Jempty
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By: barnaby
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C47: The Scotch Four Knights
In the Scotch Four Knights (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4) I like to
play 4 .. Bb4!?
This side steppes both the Scotch Four Knights proper and the Belgrade and
the white players...

Started 03/11/05 at 12:03:43 by CheckMate (Guest)
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By: TN
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C44-C45: Scotch repertoire - sources
Hi guys!
I'm looking for scotch repertoire books or DVDs from white perspective. I have foxy 94 from Andrew Martin but it's very superficial. Is there any other repertoire DVD devoted to this sub...

Started 08/29/12 at 22:22:10 by Ender
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By: tony37
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C45: Scotch: book advising w/o significant games
I stumbled recently over a book recommendation where I didn't find significant reference games to so far?!
Have a look at move 12.Bh3...--what do you think about this White's riposte?

Started 06/30/12 at 13:06:47 by Caissafan
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C45: Scotch/Classical material geared toward Black
Can anybody recommend to me some good material on the Classical Scotch (1. e4 e5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. d4 exd4  4. Nxd4 Bc5) geared toward the *Black* point of view? Marin's Beating the Open Games instead f...

Started 04/15/12 at 01:16:47 by George Jempty
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By: George Jempty
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C45: Name for Scotch Variation 4...Bc5 5.Be3 Bb6
Is there a name for the variation in the Scotch that goes:
    1. e4 e5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. d4 exd4  4. Nxd4 Bc5  5. Be3 Bb6

In the first win by Black was by the famous problem composer Loyd ...

Started 04/10/12 at 16:32:23 by George Jempty
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By: George Jempty
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C45: Question on the Three Knight/Scotch
I had a game this weekend that leads to a question.
In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, the section on Livening up the Three Knights and Scotch, I have a question about the timing of Nxc6.

Started 08/22/11 at 11:56:44 by DieHardMetsFan
2 2606 Last Post 08/23/11 at 08:00:15
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C45: Beating the Scotch Gambit?
I'm a 1..e5 noob, i didn't play it for many years and now i would like to resurrect it, my elo is 1800+.
My new friends at the chess club usually play the Scotch Gambit and i would li...

Started 09/26/09 at 22:59:13 by Devilman
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C45: Nf6 in Scotch, other lines?
I'm learning the Scotch from Gustafsson's DVD. It starts the main line after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nxc6 bxc6 6 e5 Qe7 7 Qe2.
Are there any other lines by white that I need to b...

Started 04/06/11 at 12:41:57 by gwnn
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By: MartinC
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Scotch Gambit thread?
I'm sorry in advance if this post is inappropriate. I started my first thread on a "simple Scotch sideline" in the wrong forum (the Spanish section) by accident. I got a lot of nice answers and I want...

Started 04/05/11 at 10:46:56 by gwnn
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C44-C45: New Everyman Book on the Scotch Game
Exciting new for Scotch enthusiasts - Everyman has announced a monster tome on the Scotch, covering the opening from (it seems) both side's perspective. The authors are Palliser and Dembo, in my opini...

Started 02/23/11 at 10:28:31 by clickclick
8 8075 Last Post 02/28/11 at 23:15:18
By: George Jempty
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C45: a6 as an alternative in Scotch: ..Bc5/..Qf6
Until a few years ago I played 4...Qh4?! vs. the Scotch but finally came to my senses, switching to 4...Qf6.  Interestingly this lines gets almost no coverage in books which however give coverage to 4...

Started 02/12/11 at 01:47:29 by George Jempty
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By: MNb
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C44-C45: The year of the Scotch?
As many of you may have recognized - Wijk aan Zee is a part of Scotland at the moment! Playing 1.e4 the guys in Group A don't go for the Ruy Lopez but the Scotch instead - thinking this is good for Wh...

Started 01/17/11 at 10:58:08 by Matemax
2 2793 Last Post 01/18/11 at 01:13:40
By: TN
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C44 (and C45): 3...Nxd4 in the Scotch
I've been thinking about changing my approach against the Scotch, and have come across the move 3...Nxd4.  I'm not about to take it up, but would be interested to know a bit more about it.
From W...

Started 01/07/11 at 19:48:13 by WillT
4 3461 Last Post 01/09/11 at 04:28:33
By: whatteaux
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C44: best books on scotch gambit
I have been playing the scotch gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 for some time, mainly because that is the opening I studied most when I was a kid and never had the energy to move to something ...

Started 11/15/10 at 20:49:12 by jeome
12 14627 Last Post 11/18/10 at 10:16:28
By: MNb
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