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NN vs Howard Staunton
London (1842), London ENG
Scotch Game: General (C45)  ·  0-1


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  Whitehat1963: NN gives Staunton all he can handle!
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  WannaBe: I am surprised Staunton would play 4...Nxd4

Not recommended for black in the Scotch.

Apr-21-07  Octavia: <I am surprised Staunton would play 4...Nxd4> I used to think the same, Wannabe, until i read THE SCOTCH GAME EXPLAINED by Gary Lane: "...not a beginner's mistake & has been played by a number of international players..." usually the best moves are given in the last chapters of opening books. But Lane gives this move in the last chapter. He seems to hope it will become more popular!
Apr-22-07  Octavia: Having looked at his book again, I must say its a little suspect - All of his 46 games are wins & the additional games are mostly draws. If it was that easy, everyone would play it & win all the time. Most opening books show you the perils in a more drastic way.
Mar-10-09  WhiteRook48: what about 64 Rxg6?
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  MadTactics: on 64. Rxg6 black has Rf4+! and white can't stop the outside passer...
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  Marcelo Bruno: This NN was a very resistant opponent: a hard nut to crack.
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