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C45: Mieses: 8...Nb6 9.Nc3 Bb7!?
Something recent and quite interesting in the Scotch, Mieses Variation, is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9.Nc3 and now 9...Bb7!?.  This is dismissed fa...

Started 05/16/13 at 14:19:23 by Markovich
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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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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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C45: The Scotch Game by Barsky
According to german distributor Niggemann (
a new book from chess-stars will be out before chrismas
(so far no information on
The Scotch Game for White   by IM Vladimir Barsky<br ...

Started 12/09/09 at 11:23:14 by tracke
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C45: Gutman's Yearbook Survey on 4...Qh4
Hi all,
In Yearbook 103 Lev Gutman wrote a survey on 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nd4 Qh4, focusing on 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Be2 Qe4 7.Ndb5 Bc3 8.bc3 Kd8 9.0-0 Nf6 and stated that 10.Be3 was one of White's...

Started 09/26/12 at 15:18:17 by TN
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By: Stefan Buecker
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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: Blumenfeld line of Scotch Opening
The specific line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.Nb5!? (or maybe ?!) of Scotch Opening is called as Blumenfeld line probably because he was the first serious player to employ it be...

Started 11/15/09 at 20:38:13 by Kubi
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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
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By: NeverGiveUp
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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
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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
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