There are many οpen openings. All of them are characterized by the special, primarily, for their offensive potential. In some of the finest games in history we find open openings. One of these is the Scottish.
We can might describe it as the most open of all openings. This comes up quite quickly. The move 3.d2-d4 immediately breaks the symmetry. White immediately on the board tries to occupy the center and gain additional space. Quick contact takes place between the opposing forces. This has the effect of increasing the value of each move. Thus, enormous precision is required from both sides at a very early stage of the game. Another important aspect of Scottish is that positions with opposing rockets are often observed.
One of the authors is Alexander Khalifman. He is a grandmaster with vast experience. He is a senior instructor of FIDE, and has become world champion in 1999! He won the Soviet Union youth championship (1982, 1984), the European under-20 championship (1985), the Russian championship (1996)…! He was a member of the Russian team that won the gold medal at the 1992, 2000 and 2002 Chess Olympiads, as well as the 1997 World Team Chess Championships. Author of many famous books through which he imparts his amazing knowledge to us!
Sergei Soloviov is an international-master, author of many books such as Boris Spassky’s 400 Selected Games, Leko’s One Hundred Wins.
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