Publisher: Chess Stars
Author: Vladimir Barsky
Year of Publication: 2009
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)
Book DescriptionThe Scotch Game is a solid positional opening which has been studied and tested in practice by the strongest chess players in the world in a period of more than two centuries. The idea behind the Scotch Game is simple and easily understandable. White eliminates in a purely mechanical fashion Black's e5-pawn which impedes his ambition to dominate in the centre.
The Scotch Game is very attractive for the White players mostly because he chooses the direction of the development of the fight, while the Black player much only follow suit.This book consists of seven chapters dealing with different move-orders. Every chapter comprises of Quick Repertoire, a thorough analytical material in the part Step by Step and Complete Games.
In order to include a certain opening system in your opening repertoire it would be sufficient for you to read the part Quick Repertoire and play through the games and that would not take too much of your free time. After this you can boldly start playing this opening in some friendly games in your club or in the Internet. You will amass in that fashion a certain degree of experience in the Scotch Game and then you should better have a look in the part Step by Step comparing your play with the recommendations of author of this book.
Vladimir Barsky is an International chess master, journalist and coaching second of A.Morozevich in numerous international competitions, including two World championships. He is the author of a variety of books about chess and chess players.