Kasparov’s Killer Scotch For The Tournament Player Bundle – GM Ron Henley

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Foxy DVD Series – Vol 172 – 174

With so many “bore draws” resulting from the Berlin Endgame (Ruy Lopez/Spanish), the attacking player needs a different option. Introducing the Scotch (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4!) – the opening resurrected by Garry Kasparov with devastating effect in his World Championship against Karpov.

The Scotch, arguably White’s strongest option against 1…e5, was somehow ignored at the top level for nearly 100 years. But, when Kasparov discovered what everyone else had missed, the hidden venom soon became apparent and the Scotch, once again, became a deadly attacking weapon.

Now the secrets of the Scotch are laid bare in this 12 hour collection from GM Ron Henley.

Conveniently organized into 3 parts, Kasparov’s Killer Scotch for the Tournament Player, enables you to build up your understanding of this opening in the shortest amount of time by:

  • Explaining the main ideas for both sides (such as White’s e4-e5 push), when and why they work (and when they don’t) – giving you a ton of attacking plans that will both surprise your opponent and reduce your thinking time.
  • Providing clear analysis of each of Black’s replies (e.g., 4…Nxd4 and 4…Qh4) with fantastic, memorable GM games showing how to meet each of them.
  • Revealing Garry Kasparov’s killer attacks in an entire section devoted to his best games with the Scotch (part 3/Foxy #174). Seeing how Kasparov simply dismantles the world’s best is as inspiring as it is instructive!

GM Ron Henley spent months researching and organizing this material and it shows. The end result is a perfectly devised opening course, patiently explained, instructive and made easy to remember with a ton of model examples from Grandmaster play.

In the rare case your opponent has studied this opening as much as you, you’ll have a comfortable position with attacking chances that’s nice to play. If they haven’t, you’ll steamroller them off the board!

Add Kasparov’s Killer Scotch to your repertoire and enjoy big advantages early on; open, attacking games and have a ton of fun too!

12 Hours of Content  on 3 DvDs

Part 1

  • Early Black Alternatives
  • 2…d6  (Philidor Defense)
  • 3…d6  (Steinitz Ruy)
  • 3…Nf6, 3…Nxd4, 3…d5, 3…Qf6, 3…f6

Part 2

  • Early Black Alternatives
  • 4…Nxd4 , 4…Qf6, 4…g6, 4…Bb4+
  • Steinitz 4…Qh4
  • Early Black Alternatives
  • Classical 4…Bc5 5.Nxc6 bxc6
  • 4…Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3


  • Garry Kasparov  Greatest  Scotch  Games
  • Mieses Variation
  • 4…Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.Bd3
  • 4…Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Nd5
  • 4…Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Ne4 & 6.e5 Ng8
  •  4…Nf6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6
  • 4…Nf6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6
  • 4…Nf6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6

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1 review for Kasparov’s Killer Scotch For The Tournament Player Bundle – GM Ron Henley

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Stephen (verified owner)

    The scotch is a very intriguing opening, and as an e4 player I wanted another option instead of my usual scotch gambit. This video series was perfect! Ron goes over new ideas that Kasparov implemented in his games, and shows how black can get in trouble quickly. Ron is very thorough in his explanations, he’s like a professor the way he explains which move he prefers and why. This is a very sharp opening, and a player can get in trouble if they don’t know what they are doing. So this video is long, but you’ll need to watch all of it, maybe twice to get a sense of the positions you’re likely to see.

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