Scotch Game

papier11

Is Scotch Game good for positional players?

IronIC_U
Yes. Absolutely! Some of the best Scotch games were played between Kasparov & Karpov. I love putting Scotch game on black, if the opportunity presents itself.
my137thaccount
papier11 wrote:

Is Scotch Game good for positional players?

 

No such thing as 'positional players' (else you wouldn't need to ask this question).

Anyway, the Scotch is good but IM Pfren recommended the Scotch Four Knights instead for amateur players in another thread.

kindaspongey

"... if you feel you’re poor at tactics you can choose a quiet positional opening (trying to hide from your weakness and just play chess), or seek more dynamic openings that engender lots of tactics and sacrifices (this might lead to more losses but, over time, will improve your tactical skills and make you stronger). ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (January 28, 2016)

https://www.chess.com/article/view/opening-questions-and-a-dream-mate

IronIC_U
kindaspongey, 949 think Silman hoped his next opponent would take that stupid advice. Not correct way to play
IronIC_U
pfren correct. It’s about time. A little bit of respect earned back for pfren.
poucin

scotch is a tactical opening.

For example, the Mieses lines are scary for both sides.

White has better structure but behind in development. An error can be lethal.

I also recommend 4 knights scotch.

But at least, u can answer Mieses Nf6 with Nc3, transposing into 4 knights scotch.

For example, here a simple repertoire based on scotch i could propose :

Scotch is fine if u choose the correct variations which suits your style/skills.

Personnally i stopped playing it because too complicated, many variations, where u have to adapt. So it needs memory and it is not so practical in my opinion.

Unless u play the 4 knights scotch.

IronIC_U
IM poucin is correct.
In addition, I would recommend looking at some of the games between Kasparov and Karpov for world championship. There were some amazingly sharp lines in those games..
Karpov, on black, quickly took knight for knight, which put Kasparov’s queen smack in the center of the board.

Kasparov is given credit for having gotten Scotch Game back into favor.
kindaspongey

Playing 1.e4 - Caro-Kann, 1...e5 and Minor Lines

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/Playing1e4CaroKannandothers-excerpt.pdf

Keep it Simple: 1.e4

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9068.pdf

ChessBooster

there are two scotch games; one with Bf8-c5 and other one with exd4 and these two types of positions are very different. however think, black if prepared good, always may find way to good position at all.

poucin
ChessBooster a écrit :

there are two scotch games; one with Bf8-c5 and other one with exd4 and these two types of positions are very different. however think, black if prepared good, always may find way to good position at all.

Scotch with exd4 :

Scotch with Bf8-c5 :

Indeed, very diffferent! grin.png

ChessBooster

something is wrong with you buddy.you only show that you do not deserve your title.

normal one know what i was talking about

 

 

my137thaccount
ChessBooster wrote:

something is wrong with you buddy.you only show that you do not deserve your title.

normal one know what i was talking about

 

 

Not really, I also didn't know what you were talking about. Maybe you meant the Scotch with Nf6 not the Scotch with exd4?

poucin

Some have really problems with humour...

IronIC_U
IM poucin is correct. Humor does not come through that well in these threads, especially droll humor.
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