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4...Qh4!? in the Scotch
I recently started to play 1...e5 against 1.e4. As you must know, there is a lot of work, especially since i decided to play the Archangel/Moller variation against the spanish.
So, i've decided ...

Started 02/25/03 at 04:15:35 by Le_Clown
9 7869 Last Post 03/23/04 at 19:22:00
By: MNb
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What about the scotch???
Hi to all!
I was wondering why people like Nataf, or Sutovsky (ie, attacking players) do play the Scotch. I knox it leads to open positions that might suit them, but, to my understanding, most of...

Started 11/07/04 at 04:25:51 by krugman
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By: krugman
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Scotch books.
I saw on everyman chess site that John Emms is coming out with a starting out: the scotch game in August of 2005, also in that same month I.M. Gary Lane is coming out with the scotch game explained by...

Started 03/14/05 at 19:39:39 by teyko
1 1316 Last Post 03/15/05 at 03:56:40
By: TalJechin
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The Scotch For Knights
In the Scotch Four Knigts (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4) I like to play 4 ... Bb4!?
This side steppes the Scotch Four Knights proper and the Belgrade. Now isn't
that cute? I can see ...

Started 03/11/05 at 12:08:22 by CheckMate (Guest)
1 1319 Last Post 03/15/05 at 08:07:45
By: Markovich
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Searching for "The Scotch Game" by Wells
I am looking for a used copy of "The Scotch Game" by Peter Wells (1998), which is out of print. If anyone knows where to get a copy (already tried the usual suspects like ebay, amazon, abebooks etc.) ...

Started 04/28/05 at 04:06:32 by Rainbird
3 1662 Last Post 05/06/05 at 16:25:05
By: Paul Cumbers
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scotch 4 knights
Hi everyone,
Has anyone already read John Emms' Starting Out the Scotch Game?  Does it cover the Scotch 4 Knights to some extent?  Pinski's The Four Knights does of course, but the reviews weren'...

Started 09/20/05 at 10:39:06 by mad_knight
4 1811 Last Post 09/22/05 at 15:27:35
By: mad_knight
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Dear All,
Just seen that Emms ' s book on the Scotch is now for sale from the London Chess Centre.
I was a bit disappointed that it's a starting out book rather than say a book like Wells.<b...

Started 09/26/05 at 07:10:11 by Andrew Brett (Guest)
1 1099 Last Post 09/26/05 at 13:21:51
By: Alvaro
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The Scotch  7....b6!
What white can do after this very good  move....
1. e4 e5 2.Cf3 Cc6 3. d4 exd4 4. cxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Qf6 6. c3 Nge7 7. Bc4 b6!
Has white found something ?

Started 10/02/05 at 12:02:11 by piefr1 (Guest)
3 1482 Last Post 11/06/05 at 09:28:41
By: piefr1 (Guest)
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Scotch Gambit line
Does anyone know what is considered the best line of play against the following:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. Ng5. In a recent game I continued as black: 5. ...Nh6 6. Bxf7+ Nxf7 7...

Started 12/05/05 at 18:37:32 by KevinL (Guest)
14 3767 Last Post 12/07/05 at 05:36:30
By: MNb
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Scotch 4...Bc5: queen to e2 or d2?
A few months ago I started wondering about the 4…Bc5 line, which I favour as Black, and the particular variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nd4 Bc5 5.Nc6 Qf6.
Now all the books give 6.Qd2, Kasparov’s...

Started 01/31/06 at 13:40:34 by Justin Horton(Guest) (Guest)
0 980 Last Post 01/31/06 at 13:40:32
By: Justin Horton(Guest) (Guest)
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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 2127 Last Post 02/27/06 at 04:14:48
By: teyko
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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 2733 Last Post 03/02/06 at 12:52:00
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 1535 Last Post 03/07/06 at 00:35:51
By: micawber
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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 1891 Last Post 03/07/06 at 22:54:38
By: TalJechin
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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 3531 Last Post 03/15/06 at 14:31:59
By: Markovich
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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 1236 Last Post 07/03/06 at 16:11:44
By: MarinFan
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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 3729 Last Post 07/23/06 at 02:02:08
By: yzfool
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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 8674 Last Post 08/08/06 at 00:15:14
By: Markovich
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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 3242 Last Post 09/19/06 at 22:31:03
By: Strategy_Rules
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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 1848 Last Post 11/23/06 at 06:58:31
By: micawber
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