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butterbe
butterbe
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sadiescotch
sadiescotch
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KodyScotch
KodyScotch
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Glenlivet
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  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More

  • The Opening You've Never Heard Of

    Grandmaster David Bronstein was an excellent chess player, original thinker and a brilliant chess author who produced a number of bestsellers. His most famous chess book is undoubtedly "Zurich 1953." Everyone loves this book and for a good reas... | Read More

  • Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over

    In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More


    • My opening repertoire

      In this post I am going to describe my opening repertoire: White repertoire: 1. D4 As white I start off with 1.d4 followed mostly by 2.c4 and 3 Nc3. This opening set up leads to a lot of Nimzo Indian, Benoni, Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits for my ... | Read More

      • MonkeyH
      • | Jul 25, 2015
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    • 3.5/5.0 at BLCC Swiss #2

      With a successful ending to last Brandywine Swiss tieing for second, I had high hopes going into this swiss and I wanted to score well again. One thing I am upset about though is not seeing tactics coming from my opponent's perspective and since i... | Read More

    • 2.0/3.0 at West Chester 1st Saturday Quads

      I was very close to winning this tournament. I had some great play until the third round, I made one stupid move which costed me the game even though I was up three pawns! The Sicilians variations have been working out for me lately but I am dissa... | Read More

    • how to reach 1200elo (1)

      First of all, I will give you a sharp repertoire!   I prefer to play the so called scotch gambit, the starting position of it you can see here               there are few lines which you should now, but how did we reach this po... | Read More

      • SKh94
      • | Jul 5, 2015
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    • Road to 2k: Ruy Lopez and Pressure Application

      When I first started out in May 2015, the first thing I wanted to learn was openings.  The reason for this is (from someone who was completely out of the scene 6 weeks ago verse you guys who probably forgot what that is like) is because openings ... | Read More

      • sarkhon
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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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 »