The Scotch

imperfectforce

What are all of the variations of this opening?

 

Yigor

There are too many variations to name them all here. grin.png

gad610
Yigor wrote:

There are too many variations to name them all here.

Where can we find all of the variations/theory?

moosaythecow

Kasparov played the Scotch. Check out his games.

moosaythecow

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1017006

Here is a collection of his games playing the Scotch.

imperfectforce

I only know the Classical Scotch.

 

Namkara

4...Bc5 and 4...Nf6 are the main variations. 4...Bb4+ is also played.

kindaspongey

Possibly helpful:

The Scotch Game by Yelena Dembo & Richard Palliser (2011)

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627063241/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen145.pdf

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

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

imperfectforce

Thanks

gad610

This is the Mieses Variation, and this is known as the main line of the Scotch. This was a favorite of Kasparov's as he played this line quite a bit. It is good for white.

tmkroll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QLgVdlgJqA This video offers some introduction/analysis of the major lines.