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Killer Scotch

with IM Robert Ris

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Bored of the slow manoeuvring play in the Ruy Lopez and Italian Opening? Try the Scotch! It’s simple, as White is aiming for an open game, develop the pieces as quickly as possible in order to launch an attack. It all starts with the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 and in about 5 hours of video presentation you’ll become familiar with everything you need to know with White against 1…e5! The lines are sharp (Yes, it’s the Killer Scotch!) as we are planning to get an exciting game. Wherever, it’s possible we are fighting for advantage, while in other variations we are just satisfied with a very imbalanced position where hopefully you’ll be more familiar with the plans than your opponent! Sounds good, right!? The material on this DVD has been thoroughly prepared by your author IM Robert Ris, who has regularly played this opening himself with great successes, defeating several grandmasters. All his original analysis have been added to the PGN-file as well and contain some amazing ideas, including some untested novelties!

Bonus video! Dedicated to bringing you all the latest opening developments, this video course even covers the game Nepomniachtchi vs Ding, played on 22nd of July; a game where Nepomniachtchi plays the new idea 13 Qf3!

Table of contents

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4

Chapter 1: Minor Options for Black on Move 4

Chapter 2: 4…Bb4+

2.1: 5.c3 Be7

2.2: 5.c3 Bc5 6.Be3 Bb6 7.Nf5 Bxe3

2.3: 5.c3 Bc5 6.Be3 Bb6 7.Nf5 g6

Chapter 3: 4…Qf6 5.Nb3!?

Chapter 4: 4…Bc5 5.Nb3

4.1 Intro + 5…Bb4+

4.2 Setups with Nge7

4.3 Setups with Nf6 & d6

4.4 Setups with Nf6 & 0-0 & 8…Nd4

4.5 Setups with Nf6 & 0-0 & a5

Chapter 5: Mieses Variation 4…Nf6

5.1 Minor Options Black in 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 + Intro 8.h4

5.2 8.h4 d6

5.3 8.h4 f6

5.4 8.h4 Qe6

5.5 8.h4 Bb7

5.6 8.h4 a5

Quick info


  • Format: Download (mp4).
  • Running Time: 5 hours 20 minutes.
  • System Requirements: This DVD will run on all platforms - PC, MAC, and mobile devices.
  • File Size: 1.04 GB
  • PGN files: Included (all chapters, fully annotated).

Course Contibutors


  • Robert Ris
    IM Robert Ris

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