Rather than develop another piece, in the Scotch Game White chooses to ...More
Rather than develop another piece, in the Scotch Game White chooses to break open the center, challenging the e5 pawn. This opening was named after an 1824 correspondence game between Edinburgh and London.
- White virtually guarantees himself a space advantage
- Black is unable to maintain the e5 point
- Avoids the well-analyzed Ruy Lopez
- Releases the tension very early
- Recapturing the d4 pawn will require a second move by the white knight
- The e4 pawn can later come under attack