November 21, 2009

Scotch Game How to Play Video

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Scotch Game How to Play - Video: This chess video on Scotch Game will help you learn its 3 main variations. This opening video is also designed to help you develop feel of correctly playing Scotch Game and learn the opening's ideas, developing squares, and typical positions.

Before you play the video, please read the following information to better understand a general picture on Scotch Game... Today this chess opening is being popular. It was played by Garry Kasparov who considered Scotch Game as a nice alternative to multivariation Ruy Lopes.

Scotch Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4, C45) and Scotch Gambit (to be discussed later: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 (or 4.c3), C44) are two parts of the Scotch Opening (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4, C44-45). Scotch Game is an excited one to play for White and Black.

To answer Scotch Game, Black has 1 of the next 4 moves: (1) 4... Bc5 - appr. 45% in 2009; (2) 4... Nc6 - appr. 40%; (3) 4... Nxd4 - appr. 10%; (4) 4... Qh4 - appr. 5%. Officially, Scotch Game has 21 variations: 4 - 6 of them are the most commonly played. The opening is useful for beginners...

The video will display how to correctly play the following 3 main variations of Scotch Game: Meitner variation, Schmidt variation, and Horwitz Attack variation. To see the Scotch Game How to Play video, just click the Play button below:




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To replay on the chess board and learn the Scotch Game variations which were shown in the above video, see them in writing below:

Variation 1: Scotch Game - Meitner variation, C45
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Nc2 d6 8.Bxc5 dxc5 9.Ne3 Qg6 10.Nd2 0-0

Variation 2: Scotch Game - Schmidt variation, C45
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 cxd5 9.0-0 0-0 10.Bg5 Be6 11.Qf3 Be7

Variation 3: Scotch Game - Horwitz Attack variation, C45
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nb5 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qxe4+ 7.Be2 Kd8 8.0-0 Nf6 9.N1c3 Qh4 10.g3 Qh3 11.Bf3