Starting Out: Scotch Game

Overview

The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but more recently it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World number one Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White. He utilized the opening in World Championship matches and other elite events, with very successful results. As a direct result of this, the Scotch Game, a dynamic and sharp opening, has once again ...
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Overview

The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but more recently it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World number one Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White. He utilized the opening in World Championship matches and other elite events, with very successful results. As a direct result of this, the Scotch Game, a dynamic and sharp opening, has once again become popular at all levels of chess.
In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and openings expert John Emms goes back to basics, studying the essential principles of the Scotch Opening and its numerous variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings to guide the improving player, while key strategies, ideas, and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

" User-friendly layout to help readers absorb ideas
" Concentrates on the key principles of the Scotch Opening
" Ideal for the improving player

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857443875
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: Starting Out - Everyman Chess Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,257,702
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

John Emms is one of Britain's strongest Grandmasters and has represented England in various team tournaments. He has many works to his name, including Play the Najdorf: Scheveningen Style and Attacking with 1 e4, while he is also a coauthor of the very popular openings encyclopedia Nunn's Chess Openings. He is resident in the UK.
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Table of Contents

Bibliography 4
Introduction 5
1 Scotch Four Knights (4...Nf6 5 Nc3) 9
2 Mieses Variation: Introduction and Main Line with 8...Nb6 58
3 Mieses Variation: Main Line with 8...Ba6 98
4 4...Bc5 5 Nxc6 130
5 4...Bc5 5 Be3 165
6 4...Bc5 5 Nb3 and Others 193
7 Rare Moves 205
Index of Variations 220
Index of Complete Games 223
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