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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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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
8 5803 Last Post 10/03/12 at 18:34:14
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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17 15112 Last Post 09/26/12 at 06:16:06
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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By: Kubi
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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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By: Fllg
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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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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
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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
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By: MNb
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C44: Offbeat Scotch Gambit
This thought is something of a ‘luxury’ as Black is not exactly short of decent counters to the Scotch Gambit, but I’ve been wondering about 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 ed 4 Bc4 d6!?. Glenn Flear mentioned...

Started 11/03/06 at 14:36:39 by Michael Ayton
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By: MNb
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C44: How to spike the scotch against club players
I am looking for your weapons of choice when it comes to surprising the unexpected club player (rated in the 2000's) playing the scotch.
If it is of any help, against the ...Nb6 Mieses variation ...

Started 08/12/10 at 09:05:01 by JhF
5 2662 Last Post 08/15/10 at 12:29:59
By: TalJechin
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The Scotch
Hi All
After the moves 1,e4 e5 2,Nf3 Nc6 3,d4 exd4 4,Nxd4 Bc5 5,Nxc6 Qf6 the move 6, Qf3!? seems to be a very annoying move for Black to face. Indeed this move has been recommended in The Scotch ...

Started 04/24/10 at 22:21:13 by akita
3 2114 Last Post 04/25/10 at 11:22:05
By: akita
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