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C45: Unusual line in the Scotch
In a current tournament I faced this line
1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 So far it's all normal, but I thought the next move was either 7. exd5 or 7. e5 . Instea...

Started 08/24/14 at 00:10:33 by RdC
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By: RdC
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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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By: PatzerKing
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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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By: Caissafan
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Question on a line in Mieses (Scotch C45)
After: 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 Qh4 what does the current theory say?

Started 07/25/09 at 11:39:53 by F22
0 1045 Last Post 07/25/09 at 11:39:51
By: F22
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Scotch 4...Bc5
Just a question, since this has been my preferred response to the Scotch since taking up 1...e5 against 1.e4 from time to time.  I notice that in most recent threads relating to the Scotch the focus h...

Started 11/05/08 at 23:17:05 by SWJediknight
0 1145 Last Post 11/05/08 at 23:17:04
By: SWJediknight
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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 1256 Last Post 12/19/06 at 16:03:22
By: Holbox
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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 1057 Last Post 01/31/06 at 13:40:32
By: Justin Horton(Guest) (Guest)
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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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C45: Scotch Game Question
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.Nb5!? Bxe3 7.fxe3 Qh4+! 8.g3, 8...Qd8 is the usual recommendation but what's wrong with 8...Qxe4? For example, 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10. Nxa8 Qxh1 11.Qd6...

Started 08/27/13 at 04:26:19 by Anonymous3
1 3030 Last Post 08/27/13 at 08:17:21
By: tony37
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Scotch opening
i am around 1800~1900 elo pts , i used to play the vienna opening, was happy to a certain level but i have recently wanted to change for a more serious one in order to progress ...and i pi...

Started 05/30/13 at 19:42:38 by piefr1
1 2887 Last Post 05/31/13 at 03:16:42
By: TN
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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 1525 Last Post 02/12/11 at 15:35:18
By: MNb
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Hi all, I'm just a bit below the average club player, just want to know if this is playable
e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 d4 exd4 Nxd4 Bc5 Be3 Qf6 c3 Nge7 Bc4 Ne5 Be2 Qg6  0-0 Qxe4 Nd2 Qg6 Nb5(!?)
thanx, Ne...

Started 06/03/08 at 14:52:59 by Jerzynek
1 1382 Last Post 06/05/08 at 18:49:29
By: micawber
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scotch 4...Bc5 - what is logic of 7.Bc4?
in the mainline of this variation discussed in chesspub's pdf download - white is recommended to develop the bishop with 7.Bc4 but after 7...Ne5 it is recommended to go back with 8.Be2 - so my questio...

Started 05/17/08 at 09:27:25 by muzio
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By: TopNotch
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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 1245 Last Post 11/19/07 at 00:31:19
By: MNb
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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 1322 Last Post 07/03/06 at 16:11:44
By: MarinFan
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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 1196 Last Post 09/26/05 at 13:21:51
By: Alvaro
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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 1433 Last Post 03/15/05 at 08:07:45
By: Markovich
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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 1427 Last Post 03/15/05 at 03:56:40
By: TalJechin
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GM Moiseenko blundered as Black in Scotch Gambit
Last December at Poznan Trzcianka (perhaps an open, and an early round too as his opponent Andrzej Dassuj appears to have no FIDE rating -- you can play the following sequence at http://database.chess...

Started 09/23/15 at 18:05:14 by George Jempty
2 3166 Last Post 10/02/15 at 05:31:05
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Negi DVD: The modern Scotch opening
Hi, is this DVD worth buying?
(Parimarjan Negi, The modern scotch opening, Chessbase-DVD)

Started 10/02/14 at 15:59:05 by Lou_Cyber
2 4423 Last Post 10/23/14 at 08:05:42
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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