Question in Scotch game


Tomasz Skrzyczek

Tomasz Skrzyczek 1 week ago

Hey Everyone !

Recent I played this line in blitz tournament and I am little confused about assesment this position.

I choosen this variantion because I like sometimes surprise my opponent in opening and whats more importent for me this was played few times by our Coach GM Gabuzyan. So I strongly believe it. 

I dont remember all my game but I wanna focus whats we have after opening for sacrifices our pawn.

I see pair of the bishops and very weak pawns in my oponnent side, but how to play positions like this ? 


KEVEN HOLTON 1 week ago

I never go this way Tomasz --- in response to Nf6 I always play Nxc6 and then push e5. Normally the standard response is Qe7 which we meet with Qe2 etc. If instead of Qe7 Black plays Nd5 then I usually kick it with c4 and look to play Bd3 ................. 
Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 week ago

Τomasz check out the section 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5
Tomasz Skrzyczek

Tomasz Skrzyczek 1 week ago

Thanks for yours answers Guys. 

I know what is in main line but I'm interesting just in position above.

Here is not too much theory and maybe its good way to have something special.

Right mood - Right move 

GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan

GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan 14 hours ago

Hello Tomasz,

Since we don't have this line recorded and in our courses, it would be a little difficult to make brief recommendations. I would just say white has compensation for bad pawns structure. But generally, our main scotch is in perfect shape and I am using this line time-to-time to surprise my opponents.