In the Potter Variation of the Scotch game, I have noticed that the recurring theme of playing Qe2 blocks in the bishop, and yet is still the best move. What is the point of blocking in the light squared bishop and how am I supposed to develop the bishop in the future? Also, please give me some key ideas about why Qe2 is played in general right off the bat. Thanks.
Here is what I am talking about: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5
5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Bg5 O-O 8. Qe2
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