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  • Louis Paulsen

                                                 Louis Paulsen was a contemporary of Paul Morphy. His opinion of Morphy was noted in his obituary. In 1959 IM Hans Kmoch wrote his well-received book, "Pawn Powe... | Read More

  • Study Plan for Intermediate Players: The Opening!

    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Extend Your Base Knowledge of "Tournament Openings" Choose and Apply a Consistent Approa... | Read More

  • The End of 1.e4 in World Championship Matches?

    Jaxxson asked: Why don’t we see 1.e4 in Championship matches anymore? Dear Mr. Jaxxson: That’s an excellent question. Of course, any answer I give is subjective – others might come up with an equally valid viewpoint. But, for all it’s w... | Read More

  • The Scotch: the best opening ever.

    The Best Opening Ever by meniscus The Scotch, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6? 3. d4! is a direct attack on Black's audacious attempt to blockade the white e pawn and form a cowardly defence* of this blockade. White can claim a psychological victory as e... | Read More

  • Openings for Tactical Players: Scotch Game

    Despite its very respectable age, the Scotch Game is very popular these days. Super GMs like it as a convenient way to avoid the Marshall Counter-Attack in the Ruy Lopez and amateurs like it for its relatively simple strategic pattern. Unfortuna... | Read More


    • GOOD OPENINGS AND BAD PENINGS FOR BOTH SIDES

      Chess Statistics: Top 10 Best Openings for White and Black     There are many games of chess being played each minute and even each second. There are players who play online blitz chess for fun and there are those who play standard 2 hour time... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
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    • C44: Scotch Game: Goering Gambit

      The solid gambit. White offers c3-pawn for strong c and d semi-opened files, for free queen (it can enter the game fast by Qb3) and f7-pawn push Some games here withthis opening.   | Read More

      • EpicFreak
      • | Feb 28, 2015
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    • Rensch Quenches Our Thirst for Chess Entertainment!!

      [Blog History]      Chess.com/TV has come a long way over the past several years. From airing only one or two shows per week, the programming is regular and full, averaging 1-2 shows per day, with the occasional 4 shows in one day! Programm... | Read More

    • Tips for Amateurs

      I may not be an expert at chess, but I this is for people who want to improve on chess who are around or below 1600. Now I'm assuming that most of those who read this are going to say "Everyone has told me to study tactics" but I don't think that'... | Read More

      • snsdsace
      • | Feb 1, 2015
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    • The Scotch Game...with a slight twist?

      The Scotch Game is one of the many common openings that arise from e4. However, I was curious about the fact that it's widely considered accurate to take on d4. I studied the lines, but I didn't see where playing f6 ran into any serious trouble fo... | Read More

      • Yeeshuah
      • | Feb 1, 2015
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  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • 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 »