Why not the Scotch?

HorribleTomato

If you are going to talk about the Ruy Lopez, why not talk about it here, on my RUY LOPEZ FORUM! Then get your sorry butt off of this one, @Stauntonmaster

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-openings/the-anti-marshall-variation-does-it-work

me_roma

I often play the scotch. Gives me a sense of stability (in a way that I cannot explain).

Lyudmil_Tsvetkov

I hate the Scotch, because it is full of tactics and I feel very unstable there, especially against top engines.

But then, why should black play the weak 1...e5 move instead of the much stronger 1...c5?

HorribleTomato

 In my school, @Stauntonmaster, this is called TAKE A BREAK!!

HorribleTomato

Can you, FOR JUST ONCE, please talk about the positives of the Scotch, instead of the NEGATIVES!!! We don't need pessimists here.

bong711

The Scotch would force e5 players to change openings. 

Bad_Dobby_Fischer
HorribleTomato wrote:

On chess.com, I practically never see any Scotch players but me! Please put any scotch games, analyze it if you can. I can't see what's wrong? Maybe people didn't discover it, or is their something bad about it?

scotch or scotch gambit?

i play scotch gambit

mecuelgalapieza

good opening, but I think black can equalised the game easier than in the Spanish, thats the reason why top GM play the latter much more often.

HorribleTomato

It's all the same  if it has Scotch in it

The_Ghostess_Lola

Has anyone here seen that one trap call the Hop Scotch ? It's a horsey-based doozie.

Pupation

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