Scotch Opening – VECO

Accelerated Dragon Chess OpeningThe Scotch opening begins with the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 (diagram).

The Scotch opening gives you an important psychological edge against 1…e5 players who are comfortable playing the Ruy Lopez and Italian Game, taking them into uncharted territory where you call the shots.

It is a strategically and dynamically complex chess opening for White that is full of tactical possibilities, making it perfect for players who want the game to be decided by skill instead of just memorizing theory.

The Scotch Game smashes open the center immediately, allowing you to drag your terrified opponent into a tactical battle they won’t be prepared for.

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The Scotch Opening with …Bc5

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5

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The Scotch Opening with 4…Nf6

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6

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The Scotch with 4…Bb4+ and Minor Alternatives

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bb4+

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