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Starting Out: The Scotch -- powerful improvement
Okay, I'm White in a correspondence game and I'm following a line in the book...
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qf6 5.Nxc6 Bc5 6.Qd2 dxc6 7.Nc3 Ne7 8.Qf4 Be6 9.Qxf6 gxf6 10.Na4 Bb4 11.c3 Bd6 ...

Started 01/05/08 at 09:59:12 by CapaTal
4 2642 Last Post 02/29/08 at 16:37:52
By: Anonymous - Ex Member
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Couple of questions on Scotch ...Bc5 line
Some questions on the Scotch lines that follow:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. d4 ed
4. Nxd Bc5
5. Be3 Qf6
6. c3 ......
If Black plays 6.....Nge7 then why is 7 g3 not consid...

Started 01/22/08 at 13:50:31 by rottenglen
3 1669 Last Post 01/27/08 at 18:22:01
By: kylemeister
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the scotch from a black point of view.
What is the more risky (but also attacking) line for the black side ?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd 4.Nxd4 ...
A] 4....Qh4 (seems almost rubbish ?)
B] 4... Bc5 5.Be3 a) 5... Qf6 or 5...Bb6...

Started 01/22/08 at 09:11:37 by Bubu13
5 2494 Last Post 01/24/08 at 02:16:51
By: MNb
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Good Scotch update: Dec 2007.
There is a very useful discussion of the Scotch 4...Nf6 in this month's update.  It's well worth the price of admission.  Thanks, Tony.

Started 12/27/07 at 16:34:53 by Markovich
3 2012 Last Post 12/31/07 at 18:50:06
By: GMTonyKosten
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Fantastic Game in the Scotch
In case you missed it this summer:
M.Ahn-T.Ruck, Belgium teams 2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Bg5 h6
8.Bh4 d6 9.a4

9..Nxe4!!N 10.Bxd8 Bxf2+ 11.Ke2 Bg4+ 12.Kd3 Ne5+ 13.Kxe4 f5+ 14.Kd5 ...

Started 12/01/07 at 17:06:33 by LeeRoth
6 2473 Last Post 12/08/07 at 07:28:53
By: OstapBender
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Scotch Opening-time for an update?
Hi everyone,
I was investigating the Scotch as a possibility for white, when I ran into a bit of a problem. I have "Play the Open Games as Black" by Emms (juuuust a bit outdated now, but still us...

Started 11/01/07 at 22:47:24 by Seth_Xoma
6 2633 Last Post 11/21/07 at 17:40:41
By: Girkassa
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scotch gambit question.
how do you get your pawn back in this gambit scotch gamit. for white. 1. e-4  e-5 nc-6 3. d-4 exd-4 then b-c4 and black goes. b c-5.    beacause i could never regain the pawn back and it always...

Started 11/18/07 at 23:53:43 by accdragonpppr
1 1170 Last Post 11/19/07 at 00:31:19
By: MNb
Normal Topic nc6.3 d-4 exd4.4.Bc-4 Na-5!! Na-5 threating whites bishop. where should whites bishop move. and is this correct. Shocked

Started 05/30/07 at 04:06:51 by inn3
2 1654 Last Post 05/31/07 at 19:24:09
By: Dji
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Scotch Four Knights
What is the better way for White to enter the Scotch Four Knights,
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 (via the Scotch) or
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 (vi...

Started 07/23/06 at 07:38:56 by Ping-Pong
13 5800 Last Post 12/27/06 at 14:38:58
By: Glenn Snow
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Gaps in "An attacking repertoire for White"
In the Scotch:
1.e5 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qd2 dxc6 7.Nc3 Bd4 8.Bd3 Ne7 (which isn't the only move here) 9.0-0 Ng6 10.Ne2!
Sam Collins annotates the move with an admiration mar...

Started 12/19/06 at 16:03:23 by Holbox
0 1209 Last Post 12/19/06 at 16:03:22
By: Holbox
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chesspub.novelty scottish four knights
In the october issue of chesspublishing GM O. Renet shows the following item.
"Rade-Azarov shows the refutation of an idea I suggested in March 2006."
However the game Rade-Azarov neither co...

Started 11/08/06 at 23:36:46 by micawber
2 1861 Last Post 11/23/06 at 06:58:31
By: micawber
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Scotch with 4...Bc5
Hi !
I wonder which is the best way for black to go to an ending (exchange of queens) after:
a) 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qd2
b) 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3
(In variation a) e.g. there is also this Tkac...

Started 08/16/06 at 13:37:18 by Strategy_Rules
8 3266 Last Post 09/19/06 at 22:31:03
By: Strategy_Rules
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Scotch gambit
Ive been looking at this line 1.e4, e5 2.Nf3, Nc6 3.d4, exd4 4.Bc4, Nf6 5.e5, d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.Nxd4, Bd7 8.Bxc6, bxc6 9.O-O, Bc5 10.Ng5, 11.f4, Ne6 12.c3 ... with the idea of f5 f6 so i think b...

Started 07/30/04 at 15:09:55 by lil_jimmy
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18 8708 Last Post 08/08/06 at 00:15:14
By: Markovich
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No-Scotch Kasparov
Anyone know why Kasparov stopped playing the Scotch?  Thanks in advance....--

Started 04/23/06 at 07:09:03 by Flea
8 3751 Last Post 07/23/06 at 02:02:08
By: yzfool
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Scotch ; Miles Defence ; Kasparov Line
I just played a game in corr play (AJEC5324)
White : P Bobel
Black : C Le Page (I was Black)
1 e4 e5
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 d4 exd4
4 Nxd4 Bb4+
5 c3 Bc5
6 Be3 Bb6
7 Q...

Started 07/03/06 at 10:36:59 by photophore
1 1246 Last Post 07/03/06 at 16:11:44
By: MarinFan
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transposition from Scotch gambit to Two knights...
Ok, I'm reading "The chess advantage in black and white", and I think I've run across a little hole. Maybe someone can point me the right way.  In chapter 16 game 5 ("The Italian game"), Kaufman recom...

Started 03/01/06 at 07:59:54 by kevinludwig
8 3582 Last Post 03/15/06 at 14:31:59
By: Markovich
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Batsford MCO Scotch 'Main Line' loses
Maybe someone can help. Batsford MCO 14th ed, page 100, column 1, presumably therefore the 'main line' of the Scotch, goes
1. e4 e5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. d4 exd4  4. Nxd4 Nf6  5. Nc3 Bb4  6. Nxc6 bxc6 ...

Started 03/06/06 at 21:47:53 by Frankly
5 1905 Last Post 03/07/06 at 22:54:38
By: TalJechin
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Novelty in the Scotch game
Just thought I would share an interesting new move in the Scotch which Alexander Baburin commented on in his Sunday newspaper column. The Irish player Tom Clarke played 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3d4 ed 4Nxd4 Nf...

Started 03/05/06 at 23:33:56 by guidedbyvoices
2 1542 Last Post 03/07/06 at 00:35:51
By: micawber
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Relfsson Gambit
TalJechin wrote on 03/01/06 at 08:56:44:
...these early move order tricks are somewhat confusing, and I can imagine how difficult it is to cover them all in a repertoire book. One line I recently got surprised by in blitz on the net...

1.e4 e

Started 03/01/06 at 13:51:48 by Paddy
2 2767 Last Post 03/02/06 at 12:52:00
By: TalJechin
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Scotch Game
Has anyone read the "Starting Out: the Scotch Game by Emms" and "The Scotch Game Explained" by Lane, Gary.
I was wondering if anyone had any comments.

Started 11/27/05 at 21:10:52 by teyko
4 2150 Last Post 02/27/06 at 04:14:48
By: teyko
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