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1 Attack with Scotch Game

1. Attack with Scotch Game

Course 151 episodes
(10 hours 28 min)
Creators GM Avetik Grigoryan GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan

Why play the Scotch Game after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6?

Openings like the Ruy Lopez(3.Bb5) and the Italian(3.Bc4) have lots of theory and many subtleties in them.

Other openings, like the Four Knights (3.Nc3), don’t offer enough chances to fight for an advantage.

The Scotch has relatively less theory than the Ruy Lopez or the Italian, and at the same time, it offers White good chances to fight for an opening advantage.

Another bonus point is that White’s aggressive approach from the get-go can net them many points in the opening itself, as you'll see in this repertoire. 

To help you understand how fundamentally sound the Scotch is, consider that it was one of Garry Kasparov’s pet lines that he successfully used in a World Championship Match against Anatoly Karpov.

Today, elite GMs like Ian Nepomniatchichi continue to use it even at the highest level.

Below you can see some diagram positions taken from this course:

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This course will help anyone learn this opening — from the beginner who’s starting from scratch to an opening specialist who wants to discover the novelties.

Let's begin the journey!

What you'll learn

  • A solid, aggressive and easy-to-learn opening that offers White excellent chances to fight for a win.
  • How to get an advantage against Black’s sidelines. 
  • The typical mistakes players below and above 1500 make in the Scotch and how to punish them.
  • How to apply the ideas in practice, explained through model games, and a lot more!

Lesson Plan

151 episode(s) 10 hours 28 min

Students give this course an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

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Course 151 episodes (10 hours 28 min)
Creators GM Avetik Grigoryan GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan
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