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  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov And The Scotch Opening

    After Anatoly Karpov came Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion. Kasparov took opening preparation to possibly the most extreme level of any champions before or since. His deep explorations, with the help of a team of grandmasters and -- a new p... | Read More

  • The Best Game Of Millionaire Chess Contest Winner

    The Millionaire Chess Open concluded last week in Las Vegas with a dramatic win in the open section by world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura, who took home $100,000 as the top prize in the world's richest open chess tournament. Chess.com was on site ... | Read More

  • 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


    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog X: Baden Baden 1925

      Baden Baden 1925 International Chess Tournament Translated and Edited by Jimmy Adams Caissa Editions, 1991 382 pagesBaden Baden 1925 was the seminal tournament that convinced most of the chess world that the winner, Alexander Alekhine, would so... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | May 24, 2016
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    • My Repertoire 16 May 2016 : Evolving Scores

      16/5    White: 55.6% Scotch: 50.0% Smith-Morra: 50.0%         Black: 54.8% Scandinavian: 64.3% Dutch: 25.0% | Read More

      • sixhat
      • | May 16, 2016
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    • The K-Fresh Gambit: Deadly and Sound

       As a mere 1650-something, I'll admit that there are a lot of gaps in my chess knowledge. However, I am thoroughly convinced that this is the strongest gambit ever. I've devised a gambit, and played it winning almost every time even against stron... | Read More

    • No More Inconsistency Rating..

      well well well, my rating is more consistence rifht now, no more inconsistency rating for me in april. Once again, i reach 1700s in aplril, I feel more confident in my game, altough, there is nothing change in my opening game. I still used scoth g... | Read More

      • froye
      • | May 6, 2016
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    • My Repertoire 25 April 2016 : Evolving Scores

      25/4    White: 53.1% Scotch: 60.7% Smith-Morra: 58.3%          Black: 55.0% Scandinavian: 60.7% Dutch: 27.8% I really need to do something with the Dutch . . .  | Read More

      • sixhat
      • | Apr 27, 2016
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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 »