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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

    • Game 22 of 100 - Scotch Game/Gambit (White)

      Last game of tournament, a draw was enough to secure first place. | Read More

      • Sir_Speedy
      • | Apr 13, 2014
    • Road to Advanced #1

      1. Extend Your Base Knowledge of "Tournament Openings"  I'll skip ones I know. Quantity is more important in this task in my opinion so I'll try to go through many games without analysis. Scotch Game: Classical Variation   French Defense:... | Read More

      • Sir_Speedy
      • | Mar 26, 2014
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    • chess opening

      chess opening  is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.  Volume A: Flank openings English Opening Benoni Defense Dutch Defence Réti Opening Benko Gambit Old Indian Defense Bird's Opening Irregular openings, etc. Volume B:... | Read More

      • andlyarsha
      • | Mar 15, 2014
    • State of the Database, January 2014

                Another version of the DHLC Slow Chess League games database has been published. It includes games from events played up to 19 January 2014. As you will see at the end of this post, there are some extra statistics this month.... | Read More

      • Farnel
      • | Jan 22, 2014
    • Scotch Game II

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      • Alipun
      • | Jan 21, 2014
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Video Lessons

  • 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 »