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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 1639 Last Post 05/31/07 at 19:24:09
By: Dji
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4... h6 in scotch gambit
I have been testing playing scotch gambit to see if it suited my style and I have checked out some theory but I have not stumbled on 4... h6 in the theory books.
I have played a few games and all...

Started 09/10/08 at 10:46:55 by Chesspjn
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15 7931 Last Post 09/11/08 at 22:26:10
By: TopNotch
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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 7873 Last Post 03/23/04 at 19:22:00
By: MNb
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6.Qe2 scotch
I'm quite interrested by this line.

I'm not afraid of 6...d6 and 6... Qe7 which leads to opposite side castling.
I find 6....

Started 01/30/17 at 14:39:57 by Sinn
3 2460 Last Post 02/01/17 at 09:32:20
By: GMTonyKosten
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Avoiding a forced draw in the Scotch Game
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Bc4 Ne5 8.Be2 Qg6 9.0-0 d6! 10.Kh1 Qxe4 11.Nd2 Qg6 12.Bh4, White can force a draw after either 12...Qd3 13.Be2 Qg6 14.Bh5 or 12...Bg4...

Started 09/30/13 at 05:12:29 by Anonymous3
5 4699 Last Post 09/30/13 at 15:47:04
By: ErictheRed
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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 1892 Last Post 03/07/06 at 22:54:38
By: TalJechin
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Black against the Scotch
I don't like facing the Scotch. I'd happily face just about any other open game line, but I don't like facing the Scotch. It's not that it gives White an unquestioned advantage, but I can never find a...

Started 01/19/19 at 19:23:41 by HgMan
14 1949 Last Post 11/15/19 at 08:18:09
By: Jonathan Tait
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Book about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 line
Is there any fairly recent book analyzing in detail the 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 line? I mean this particular flavor of" Scotch Gambit", especially the line 4...Bc5 5.c3

Started 01/22/17 at 12:55:15 by grandpatzer
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27 11615 Last Post 05/19/18 at 07:12:10
By: MNb
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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 2385 Last Post 01/09/11 at 04:28:33
By: whatteaux
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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 6189 Last Post 02/28/11 at 23:15:18
By: George Jempty
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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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26 14633 Last Post 09/17/12 at 20:52:15
By: tony37
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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 2080 Last Post 01/18/11 at 01:13:40
By: TN
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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 10563 Last Post 11/18/10 at 10:16:28
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 2566 Last Post 08/15/10 at 12:29:59
By: TalJechin
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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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31 16176 Last Post 10/01/10 at 01:55:32
By: MNb
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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
5 10122 Last Post 03/01/13 at 19:31:04
By: Vass
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C44: Scotch Gambit Question
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 Bg4 7.Qb3 Bxf3 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.gxf3 now 9...dxc3 is the usual recommendation (recommended in The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White and Survive an...

Started 09/24/13 at 03:37:45 by Anonymous3
5 4517 Last Post 09/30/13 at 13:55:19
By: GMTonyKosten
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C45 monograph
A friend told me that not long ago the C45 monograph was published. I was planning to buy it but there is no printed version (was one available when they published it?). Has anyone bought an electroni...

Started 09/07/09 at 01:47:10 by F22
4 2761 Last Post 09/26/09 at 23:11:32
By: Kopperhed
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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
1 1451 Last Post 02/12/11 at 15:35:18
By: MNb
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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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38 23834 Last Post 06/23/11 at 17:16:25
By: Fllg
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