~CatnissChess~ The Scotch Game

~CatnissChess~ The Scotch Game

Mar 30, 2018, 2:30 PM |

The Scotch Game


Hey Everyone! Just wanna have a look at the famous Scotch Game.

It goes like this,

White ~ Black
e4 ~ e5
Nf3 ~ Nc6
d4 ~ None

so there you go if you ever use it!

Note: I recommend using the Scotch Game if you are white. If you do use it, you get to trade and dominate the center! What a win for you! <3 


According to Wiki, The Scotch Game was,
“Popular in the 19th century, by 1900 the Scotch had lost favour among top players because it was thought to release the central tension too early and allow Black to equalise without difficulty. More recently, grandmasters Garry Kasparov and Jan Timman helped to re-popularize the Scotch when they used it as a surprise weapon to avoid the well-analysed Ruy Lopez.”


^ That’s so cool that it was popular in the 19th century but then by 1900 it lost favour among top players sad.png can’t imagine never using the Scotch Game! That would be so horrible and I would probably sorta suck at chess wink.png (not that I rely on the Scotch Game, I just love using it)


And then more from Wiki,
“White aims to dominate the centre by exchanging his d-pawn for Black's e-pawn. Black usually plays 3...exd4, as he has no good way to maintain his pawn on e5 (this same position can be reached by transposition from the Centre Game 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 Nc6). After 3...d6, White is better after 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Bc4, or he may simply play 4.Bb5, when 4...exd4 5.Nxd4 Bd7 transposes to the Steinitz Defense in the Ruy Lopez.”

So this is a great post about The Scotch Game if you ever need to use it ^_~

~xoxo catnisscossette