Khokan De

Khokan De 2 months ago

Matter of Taste!

Lets imagine a situation. You were kidnapped. The kidnapper gives you a time machine and ask you to do one of the things-

a) To meet Karpov in 1983 and show him the Berlin Defense in order to withstand Kasparov                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    b) To meet Kasparov in 1999 and show him the Scotch opening in order to withstand Kramnik.                 Note that-                                                                                                                                                                                           You cannot call the police in the past as he doesn't know what you are saying.                                                    If you don't do anything, kidnapper will kill you

I just want to know the likes of your

Chessmood Odysseus

Chessmood Odysseus 2 months ago

Well in my case, this is easy, I will go and teach the Scotch to Kasparov, I am from Chessmood, Scotch is my weapon and my pride!
Kevin Sun

Kevin Sun 2 months ago

yes, proud of being a chessmood scotch player, one of the openings here which give me the best results.
jamie Wilby

jamie Wilby 2 months ago

Kasparov was a top exponent of the scotch already i think at this point.
Chessmood Odysseus

Chessmood Odysseus 2 months ago

Well, he did not even consider playing the h4 variation not even once... It may have been a good surprise weapon and change the tide of the tournament...
Abhi yadav

Abhi yadav 2 months ago

I do not mind playing scotch but only line which I dislike is h4 one. I do not like to play super messy chess like in h4.

It will be wonderful if chessmood coaches can provide a second weapon  instead of h4 line. Any other line which is simple to understand

Nils Philipp

Nils Philipp 2 months ago

I am a bit hesitant with the h4-line, too. After 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 I usually transpose wiht 5. Nc3 to my old repertoire which is the Scotch Four Knights. This opening is covered in the Yusupov series and I found easy to understand. However, when I start the 2nd iteration of the ChessMood Openings videos I will take a deeper look into the h4-line. I am not used to placing my king in such an open battle field. So this will be a good training and should widen my understanding of the kind of positions.
Abhi yadav

Abhi yadav 2 months ago

same here. Issue is line have no clear cut plan

Kevin D

Kevin D 1 month ago

I identify with what you guys are saying and would recommend adding 'The Spanish Four Knights' to compliment your Scotch repertoire, it is both easy to play and still carries a drop poison. 
Sidharth Sreekumar

Sidharth Sreekumar 2 months ago

But, it is practically very nice. I have lost only 2 games out of the 12 games I got to play.
Sidharth Sreekumar

Sidharth Sreekumar 2 months ago

9 wins and 1 draw
Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 2 months ago

I would teach Kasparov the Scoth game, and especially the Mieses variation. 4. ... Nf6 !
Vedant Garg

Vedant Garg 1 month ago

I would tell Karpov about the Berlin