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  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

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    • Frome Chess Congress 2014 (10/11 May)

      25th Annual congress held at Selwood Academy on 9/10/11th May. Taking a round one bye, my results were as follows: Round 2: Playing white I was able to play my preferred Scotch gambit opening, which my opponent wasn't familiar with (4...H6). Afte... | Read More

      • DrDeal
      • | Oct 22, 2014
    • Quad Game 60 min +30 sec/move results (3-0 !!)

      Hello DGCC chess members and other chess enthusiasts. I had a great time at Chess IQ this weekend. Ben Joseph and Greg Bungo were there, too, both playing some very exciting games.              Game 1- Sicilian Hyper-accelerated Drag... | Read More

      • Greydalf
      • | Oct 19, 2014
    • Simple Scotch

      A low turnout at Daventry tonight - just the four of us. Having already played some of the quickplay tourney games against Andy a couple of weeks ago, I played two of the other club members and won four games out of four pretty convincingly (which... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 15, 2014
    • A trip to Shirley & Wythall

      In the pelting rain, Daventry made the trip to Wythall to play Shirley A in the Leamington and District League, division one. We were without our regular board one and also our regular board two from last season. That meant that yours truly was p... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 14, 2014
    • Active Play

      In another Game/60 D/5, I felt this game was alright for me in terms of me playing actively. Scotch games are usually tough to get play. I'll keep studying ! | Read More

      • Coinkidink
      • | Oct 12, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Scotch Game

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    The Scotch Game is an opening that derives its name from a series of correspondence games between the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs beginning in 1824 and continuing until 1828.  Interestingly, it was the London club that used the... Read More »

  • open-closed

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    Open and Closed positions refer to the two main types of pawn structures of the centre . Open positions generally have an open centre , where the majority of the pawns have been swapped off . For example Scotch game results in an open game : ... Read More »

  • Cochrane, John

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    John Cochrane (1798-1978) was a Scottish master and lawyer who spent half his life in India.  He played chess in London while on vacation.   In 1815 he was a second lieutenant on the HMS Bellerophon, which transported Napoleon to hi... Read More »

  • Scotch opening

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    An opening name derived from an 1824 correspondence game between the English in London and the Scots in Edinburgh, Scotland.  However, it was the English who played the Scotch opening. Read More »