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|Jun-13-12|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Carlsen insists in open rook's columns.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||keypusher: <JimmyRockHound: A question. Being a proud Scotsman the word "Scotch" is reserved exclusively for Scotch Whisky - preferably single malts. The "Scotch" variation in chess: should it not be the "Scottish" variation? Or was it named after our finest produce?>|
Neither now nor at any other time has the word "Scotch" been reserved for whisky.
The Scotch Opening is named because a team from Scotland beat a team from England with it in a correspondence game played in the 1820s.
|Jun-13-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Perhaps Radjabov is trying to decide whether to play the pawn advances c4 and c5|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Octavia: <Neither now nor at any other time has the word "Scotch" been reserved for whisky.> Any Scotsman I ever asked agrees with Jimmy. It's not the first word which has been bastardized by the English.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Cemoblanca: Nobody wants to give Magnus an open line nowadays! It's always risky against him! I think the Queens will stew on her throne! Temporarily!|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Edmontonchessclub: Scotch broth, scotch tape, scotch bonnet, scotch whiskey.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||keypusher: <Octavia: <Neither now nor at any other time has the word "Scotch" been reserved for whisky.> Any Scotsman I ever asked agrees with Jimmy. It's not the first word which has been bastardized by the English.>|
A few seconds' reflection will convince you that the word could come to mean "whiskey from Scotland" only if it was first used as an adjective. And a few minutes' research will show you innumerable examples of the Scotch (here a noun, people of Scotland) using the word.
|Jun-13-12|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Whiskey & salmon, there are not better around the world.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Cemoblanca: “The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.” ~ David Daiches|
More info: http://artofmanliness.com/2009/04/0...
|Jun-13-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <I guess the trade will follow after any castling Kingside.> Done as I have said.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Robin01: Are we still in theory here? Thanks.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Stonehenge: The Scotch is named after Angus Podgorny, the first Scottish winner of Wimbledon:|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: The following quotation is taken from the Chambers twentieth century dictionary, the 1979 reprint: <Scotch, skoch, adj. a form of Scottish or Scots in common use even among Scottish dialect speakers, though disliked or resented by many Scotsmen: applied esp. to products or supposed products of Scotland: having the character attributed to a Scotsman- an excessive leaning towards defence of oneself and one's property ....>|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Octavia: <A few seconds' reflection will convince you that the word could come to mean "whiskey from Scotland" only if it was first used as an adjective. And a few minutes' research will show you innumerable examples of the Scotch (here a noun, people of Scotland) using the word.> 'fraid you've got it all wrong! scotch means whiskey! the bit 'from Scotland' was only added when it started to travel! People from Scotland are scottish or scotsmen & of course scotch broth has a drop of whiskey in it : )|
|Jun-13-12|| ||hoodrobin: <Robin01: Are we still in theory here? Thanks.>|
Yes, of course. Scotch theory.
|Jun-13-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Neither wants to risk anything in this balanced position. If Nxb6 ab then Ba6 with more trades is likely. Black may continue playing the ending then with time edge.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Octavia: <Chambers twentieth century dictionary> I'd love to know if this definition was authenticated by a Scot.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Cemoblanca: I guess Magnus likes this kind of positions rather than Radjaboy! Let's see... & back to scotch again! :D|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Radjabov may have considered the pawn attack c2-c4 and c4-c5 against Black's doubled c pawns, as in the game Boleslavsky vs Fine, 1945|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Cemoblanca: 14...f6!? with the idea Ne5 and then maybe Be6.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <Cemoblanca: I guess Magnus likes this kind of positions rather than Radjaboy!>|
If Radja would have any problem with this kind of positions, he would never play this line of Scotch.
|Jun-13-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: <Octavia: <Chambers twentieth century dictionary> I'd love to know if this definition was authenticated by a Scot.> Published by W R Chambers Ltd 11 Thistle Street Edinburgh Edited by A M Macdonald OBE BA (Oxon) Knowing no more, my present guess is that the editor is a Scot.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Pedro Fernandez: 15...Be6 seems logic. I thought Radja was going 15.Bc4|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Cemoblanca: As I said just before: That's "Magnus Territory"! ;0)|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: 16 c4 threatens c5 and 16...c5 obstructs Black's king's bishop on the g1-a7 diagonal|
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