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Description - The Starting Out: The Scotch Game by John Emms

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 improving players, while key strategies, ideas, and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857443875
ISBN-10: 185744387X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Everyman Chess
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Emms

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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