Scotch Game is a very interesting opening, especially for those club players’ strength [meaning under 2200]. It is a pretty rare opening which may either be used a surprise or a weapon of choice. White challenges the black center right away and ends up with an aggressive looking position. Black has his own pluses, including the exposed white’s queen in the center of the board and possibility of a rapid development.
The games are typically theoretically tense, and those with better opening preparation tend to succeed. Let’s take a look at some of the best classical games played on Scotch.