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|Written by Yury Markushin|
|Sunday, 20 December 2009 20:01|
The Scotch Game received its name from a correspondence match in 1824 between Edinburgh and London. Popular in the 19th century, by 1900 the Scotch had lost favor among top players because it was thought to release the central tension too early and allow Black to equalize without difficulty. However, this opening is still very popular on "chess club" level, so every chess player should be familiar with it. The main idea of White's 3.d4 is to dominate the center. However, Black, with the right play, can hold its own.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 20 December 2009 20:09|