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Scotch Collection
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White doesn't mess around in this opening, no maneuvering a la the Ruy Lopez. The center breaks open on move 3 & leads to sharp play for both sides. If Gary Kasparov approves, so do I.

Black castles into a vicious attack in the ...Qh4 line
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Another vicious white attack in the ...Qh4 line
Z Vukovic vs Mozetic, 1991 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Qh4 goes down
I Sinka vs O Zenker, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Qh4 variation, Black takes e4 pawn right away
Hjartarson vs P Moulin, 1994
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Qh4 variation, Black takes early on e4
A Trifonov vs I Kubatko, 2010
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Black does not castle in the Qh4 line.
Kasimdzhanov vs Vladimirov, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Another Qh4 adventure.
S Prudnikova vs J Bokan, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

...Bb4+ goes down Gary style
Kasparov vs Unzicker, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation
Kasparov vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation, Black takes e5 pawn
Rublevsky vs J Geller, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Mieses Variation
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Mieses with Nb6.
Caruana vs Bacrot, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Aggressive Defense, not passive defense
Kasparov vs Leko, 1997 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Opposite side castling in the Mieses
Carlsen vs A Orujov, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Black takes e5 pawn
M J R White vs J Cox, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Mieses with Nb6
Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Magnus crushes the 4 ...Bc5 line
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Queen side castling in the 4...Bc5 line
A Rudolf vs A Kashlinskaya, 2011
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Attack.
Blackburne vs W Ward, 1907 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Attack.
Kritz vs P Hohler, 2005 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Attack.
V Rothuis vs I Coene, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Attack.
V Schneider vs N E Khechen, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Attack
G Pilavov vs N Gutsko, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Tactical Classical.
T Gueci vs O Stjazhkina, 2013
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Tactical Finale
Caruana vs Granda Zuniga, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Potter Variation
F Vallejo Pons vs Tkachiev, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Potter Variation
Nakamura vs N Kosintseva, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Trap line
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Lovely miniature
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Black takes the c4 pawn in the Mieses.
H Janssen vs Euwe, 1979 
(C45) Scotch Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Potter variation
Giri vs D Svetushkin, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Potter variation
Svidler vs Ponomariov, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Black must decline the rook.
J Valmana Canto vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Queen trap in the Steinitz variation.
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Must be comfortable with the endgame to play this variation.
D Howell vs J Werle, 2009 
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1-0

White already better before tactical solution on move 41.
A Muzychuk vs L Galojan, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Mieses Variation
A Valsecchi vs T Nyland, 2014 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation
S Haslinger vs D Zult, 2012
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Mieses Variation
A Haast vs A L Schnegg, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation
Ni Hua vs B Adhiban, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation
Nepomniachtchi vs Ganguly, 2014 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation
Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2005 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Mieses variation Black plays ...Nb6
Kasparov vs Adams, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Mieses with Queen check.
Rublevsky vs Gligoric, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Mieses
Ponomariov vs Leko, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Misc
L Vistisen vs Arnar Heidarsson, 2017
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

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