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sadiescotch
sadiescotch
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KodyScotch
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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

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  • Adonis

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  • America's First Women's Championship Match

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    • WOMEN´S WORLD RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

      Final - game four   The final game of the final match: would a champion be hailed, or would the Comeback Queen strike again? Pogonina certainly understood how desperate her situation was, and the opening had to have had silent cries of dism... | Read More

      • jonate
      • | May 25, 2015
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    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 2: Openings for White

      Let's get into more detail about my method. Know your openings thoroughly! Surprise! Openings are important at all levels. Well, unless you happen to be more talented than your opponent. But I’m assuming that some of my readers are not talente... | Read More

    • Scotch Opening

      This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about. My outline topics: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-openings/learn-scotch-opening-1http://www.chess.com/forum/... | Read More

    • Scotch Gambit: Online 10/10 game: velanof (1924) vs WCourson (1862) with some thoughts.

      <iframe border="0" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" width="574" height="519" src="http://www.chess.com/emboard?id=2544702"></iframe> | Read More

      • ALuzhin
      • | May 21, 2015
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    • Staff Profiles: Matt Lodge

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      • webmaster
      • | May 19, 2015
      • | 1171 views
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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 »