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Bernhard Horwitz vs Howard Staunton
London m3 ;HCL 34 (1846), rd 14
Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack (C45)  ·  1-0
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Sep-18-02
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  refutor: some of these games from the 1840s are ugly
Sep-18-02
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  Honza Cervenka: 6...Qe5 is a blunder which I saw in some games personally. Many players play 6...Qe5 automatically after 6.Be3 and sometimes they forget that after 6.Be2 there is a little difference in the position...:-)
Sep-18-02
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  Sneaky: If not 6...Qe5, what then? I was considering 6...Bd6 but that looks like it runs into 7.Qxd6
Sep-19-02
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  Honza Cervenka: 6...Kd8 or (probably better) 6...Bb4+ and then 7...Kd8.

Sneaky, try to use opening explorer with lines

1) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nb5 Qxe4+ 6.Be2 Kd8

2) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nb5 Qxe4+ 6.Be2 Bb4+

3) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nb5 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qxe4+ 7.Be2

to find some games with "Horwitz attack" variation.

Sep-19-02
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  Honza Cervenka: I've found another game with 6...Kd8 which is not in the database:

Theophilus Thompson - C.H. Blood
Corr., USA, 1874

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nb5 Qxe4+ 6.Be2 Kd8 7.O-O a6 8.N1c3 Qe8 9.Nxc7 Kxc7 10.Nd5+ Kd8 11.Bf4 d6 12.Nb6 Ra7 13.Bxd6 Bxd6 14.Qxd6+ Bd7 15.Bg4 Nf6 16.Bxd7 Qe7 17.Qd3 Ne5 18.Qd4 Nexd7 19.Nxd7 Qxd7 20.Qxa7 Qc8 21.Qd4+ Qd7 22.Rad1 Qxd4 23.Rxd4+ Kc8 24.Re1 1-0

Sep-20-02
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  chessgames.com: Honza, you obviously have a very good database on your home PC. I would like to know, where do you get correspondence games from the 1800's? Are there many other games like that?
Sep-20-02
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  Honza Cervenka: This one I found by chance on the web few months ago when I was searching games opened with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4. Many other interestig games I found in old newspapers, chess magazines and books which I have at home. Alas, these games are not in my PC in PGN format and so it is not easy to post them here. But I'm working on that...
Aug-21-03  MichaelJHuman: Is the Scotch opening considered weak? I have been playing something like it and winning. But I have been winning against weak opponents.
Aug-21-03  fred lennox: I wouldn't call the Scotch opening weak. It is used by GM's today, <John Van der Wiel> is it's champion in the last 20 years. Like this game I think of it as usually a set up for queenside attack but has proven quite flexible in this regard.
Aug-22-03  talmax: I totally agree with Fred - it's a great opening (my favourite as White), especially if you like open, tactical games. It is a prime example of "central control" and is very flexible.

I also like it because I can avoid the Ruy Lopez and Guocco Piano (not because I don't like them, but to avoid the vast amount of theory that playing these opening entails).

Oct-13-13  CapitanJowy: Staunton looks hungry in this gane.
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