Philadelphia 9Queens Academy: Snowy Scotch lesson

February 25, 2010

Despite an incredibly snowy winter, we had a good turnout at the latest Philadelphia 9Queens Academy held on Saturday, February 20th. While Israel Riley, Windsor Jordan and Ben Cooper at ASAP worked with some of the younger girls, the advanced group worked on opening strategies. Alisa Melekhina and Leteef Street specifically showed the girls the Scotch Opening. I facilitated a consultation game in which each side would get two passes to ask me or Alisa for advice on the best move. The ladies only used one pass each but the game was very interesting. Check it out and some key variations below. The next Philadelphia Queens Academy is on March 27. Contact Jenshahade@gmail.com if you’re interesting in joining the fun.

Categories: Chess Event / Women in chess

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