scotch

RitvikIK

ive been playin the scotch a lot these days.  i have problems is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc63.d4 ed 4.Nxp Nf6 5.NXN bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9.Nc3 Qe6 10.Qe4 g6 with white .Any suggestions?

RitvikIK

10 messages gets a trophy

 

RitvikIK

no spammin aloud

ChessKingArein

hi

ChessKingArein

great opening idea

ChessKingArein

i dont know this opening

ChessKingArein

let me see......

ilusmte

I'm expecting the trophy... keep your promise

KeSetoKaiba
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KeSetoKaiba
KeSetoKaiba

Is this the position? I did not spam to become post #10 - I just did not get #9 to work (I don't need a trophy happy.png ) 

If this is the setup you are mentioning ... I would not worry too greatly as this does not seem like a common position arising after 10 moves, and the computer claims it is close to even. The classical variaion, or Scotch Gambit are more common and worth study time. 

However, in this position, I'd try to castle soon as White. You do not need to get the King stuck in the center; besides Black's Kingside looks potentially weak - especially if they lose their Dark Squared Bishop, those Dark squares become great points for White to attack.

DeirdreSkye

11.Bd2 has become very popular recently. White's plan is to castle long as soon as possible but not only that. In another site there was a huge discussion about the game Van Foreest-Tari which ended in white win in 22 moves only. The ideas demonstrated in this game are quite interesting.

 

 
I looked for more games in this line and found that Van Foreest played it against Tang in ProChess League. Tang won but he did crazy things and I don't think they would work in a real game.
 
 
There is a lot of unexplored area in this line.

 

 

 

 

KeSetoKaiba

DeirdreSkye, your post was very instructive; the theory I did not know was interesting. Long castling is a neat idea, I did not see at first - but makes a ton of sense. 

P.S. I also loved your annotations: King move exclamation point for the "nerve" is a great description wink.png

RitvikIK

thx,everyone gets trophys