Crushing Black with the Scotch Opening – GM Damian Lemos

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                    [description] => <h2>EMPIRE CHESS - VOL 81</h2>
[caption id="attachment_7415" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/GM-Lemos.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-7415" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/GM-Lemos-300x225.png" alt="GM Damian Lemos" width="300" height="225" /></a> GM Damian Lemos[/caption]

<span class="dropcap">D</span>estroy your opponents with this dynamic weapon against 1...e5 players!

Tired of long theoretical Ruy Lopez games? Bored of having to face the Berlin Defense? Take your opponent into different territory early on by hitting them with the Scotch!

This dynamic opening offers White both great attacking chances and a completely sound position and has been used to great effect by both Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen - a high recommendation!

The Scotch Opening gives White:
<ul>
 	<li>More space in the center</li>
 	<li>Quick development</li>
 	<li>The option to castle Queenside and start a pawn storm on Black's King</li>
 	<li>Great squares for the pieces</li>
 	<li>Many ways to win the Bishop pair and damage Black's pawn structure</li>
 	<li>Subtle moves that restrict Black's game by preventing the ...d5 break</li>
 	<li>A better endgame</li>
</ul>
All this, <em>if</em> you know how to handle the White side.

With a deep examination of 8 Super GM games, Grandmaster Damian Lemos shows you how White can play for an advantage every step of the way – regardless of Black’s continuation.

If Black plays the aggressive 4...Qh4 then we will develop in such a way that he is soon overwhelmed by our pieces and facing a very dangerous attack.

If Black plays the main line with 4...Nf6 then we will quickly get a long-term positional advantage and leave his pieces on inferior squares.

4...Bb4 might be played, encouraging c3 taking away the square for our Knight. Garry Kasparov shows us why we should be happy to do this!

Black's logical Bc5 also plays into our hands. This Bishop will be exchanged and we will start a fearsome onslaught against the Black King.

Stop playing what your opponent wants you to play and start <em>Crushing Black with the Scotch Opening</em>!
<h3>RELOADED Edition! - Highlights</h3>
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 	<li>PGNs included for every game so you can plug the games into your favorite chess engine.</li>
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<h3>CHAPTER OUTLINE</h3>
<strong> 1. Carlsen - Ponomariov (4...Bc5)</strong>
<strong> 2. Carlsen - Naiditsch (4...Bc5)</strong>
<strong> 3. Ivanchuk - Topalov (4...Bc5)</strong>
<strong> 4. Kasparov - Unzicker (4...Bb4 )</strong>
<strong> 5. Kasimdzhanov - Vladimirov (4...Qh4)</strong>
<strong> 6. Granda Zuniga - Ninov (4...Nf6)</strong>
<strong> 7. Balkan-Aleksandrov </strong>and<strong> van der Wiel-van der Sterren (4...Nf6)</strong>
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06/16/2019
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As a frequent Scotch player I

As a frequent Scotch player I try to collect everything available for the opening. Damian's video is very good. This does not cover every possible line. Its not comprehensive. It focuses on a few key lines as more of a repertoire approach. Damian's explanations are clear and he shows you ways to obtain promising positions for white. His teaching is just right as far as pace and depth. Most players will find value in this lecture but it is not too fast or over the head of average club players. If you play this opening as white I would recommend this video more than some others. It will set you up to get easy playable positions with the initiative and a slight edge.

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01/05/2019
vozneatovschi

Very good and solid repertoire

Very good and solid repertoire avoiding the tones theory of Spanish and Italian, with examples from Kasparov and Carlsen games from the opening to the endgame. The sidelines from Mieses variation are very clear and instructive to avoid complications and Nb3 used by Carlsen has a clear plan to obtain an advantage.Damian is an extraordinary teacher, his style to teach is very pleasant and understanding. Thank you for the opportunity to offer us the best lessons.

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01/04/2019
vamanadeva

The Mieses Scotch is one of th

The Mieses Scotch is one of the trickiest openings. I found this lesson to be straightforward and clear. Damian chose an interesting sideline on the kingside. This will overwhelmingly make navigating the Scotch easier then attempting the skewer and pin lines at first. Nothing in this Scotch appears balanced; however if one gets these lines on the board the logic behind the moves are well presented. If one plays the Classical Scotch where the bishop attempts to pin 4. nxd4 bc5 this will help complete one's understanding also. Key ideas are presented within games over rote theory. If one is searching for a E4 new opening or complimenting the Kasparov Scotch, this would be a strong choice.

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01/03/2019
gavrila petrisor

An excellent work in one of Ga

An excellent work in one of Garry Kasparov's favorite openings:The scotch! Damian Lemos explains, how he only knows, the ideas behind the exceptional moves of some of the best players of all time in the repertoire of this aggressive opening is found: Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Kasparov. It also shows how to respond to the lesser-known moves of the black side,so we never get surprised with a new move. As usual, Damian teaches us not only how to play the opening, but also through the very good presentation of extraordinary games, teaches us to play both the middlegame and the endgame. Now, I will play The Scotch with great confidence! Again, an excellent job! Congratulations, Damian!

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01/03/2019
vivek

i like this course very much.i

i like this course very much.i like the presentation of the opening i liked the opening very much now i can constantly played this opening without any fear.they have explained the opening everything was detail and everything was very nice and everything was pecfect everything was a very clear it game it gave me a lot of confidence and also the tactics i like the tactic section and the extra bonus .never tried in tournament games now i think i will be using the opening and tournament games also .please make more videos like this and i will be waiting for further offers from your site😃😃


Overview

EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 81

GM Damian Lemos
GM Damian Lemos

Destroy your opponents with this dynamic weapon against 1…e5 players!

Tired of long theoretical Ruy Lopez games? Bored of having to face the Berlin Defense? Take your opponent into different territory early on by hitting them with the Scotch!

This dynamic opening offers White both great attacking chances and a completely sound position and has been used to great effect by both Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen – a high recommendation!

The Scotch Opening gives White:

  • More space in the center
  • Quick development
  • The option to castle Queenside and start a pawn storm on Black’s King
  • Great squares for the pieces
  • Many ways to win the Bishop pair and damage Black’s pawn structure
  • Subtle moves that restrict Black’s game by preventing the …d5 break
  • A better endgame

All this, if you know how to handle the White side.

With a deep examination of 8 Super GM games, Grandmaster Damian Lemos shows you how White can play for an advantage every step of the way – regardless of Black’s continuation.

If Black plays the aggressive 4…Qh4 then we will develop in such a way that he is soon overwhelmed by our pieces and facing a very dangerous attack.

If Black plays the main line with 4…Nf6 then we will quickly get a long-term positional advantage and leave his pieces on inferior squares.

4…Bb4 might be played, encouraging c3 taking away the square for our Knight. Garry Kasparov shows us why we should be happy to do this!

Black’s logical Bc5 also plays into our hands. This Bishop will be exchanged and we will start a fearsome onslaught against the Black King.

Stop playing what your opponent wants you to play and start Crushing Black with the Scotch Opening!

RELOADED Edition! – Highlights

  • Exclusive Grandmaster/Master Video by a brilliant presenter. We preselect only the most compelling and interesting Grandmasters and Masters to make DVDs for us.
  • Highest quality audio and video available with Grandmaster Webcam. No more wasted time listening to low quality videos where it’s hard to hear the audio and video.
  • In depth text chapter summaries in PDF format of each DVD’s content to easily reference if you need a quick refresher on a specific topic.
  • 20 relevant and challenging practice problems per disc with solutions so you can test your learning and knowledge.
  • PGNs included for every game so you can plug the games into your favorite chess engine.
  • Brought to you by OnlineChessLessons.net – The World Leaders in DVD education.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

1. Carlsen – Ponomariov (4…Bc5)
2. Carlsen – Naiditsch (4…Bc5)
3. Ivanchuk – Topalov (4…Bc5)
4. Kasparov – Unzicker (4…Bb4 )
5. Kasimdzhanov – Vladimirov (4…Qh4)
6. Granda Zuniga – Ninov (4…Nf6)
7. Balkan-Aleksandrov and van der Wiel-van der Sterren (4…Nf6)


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