December 6, 2009

Scotch Gambit: How to Play Video [1]

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Scotch Gambit: How to Play Video [1]: This chess video on Scotch Gambit will help you learn its 2 main variations: Dubois-Reti Defense variation and Scotch Gambit, a 4... Bc5 line. Before seeing the video, please read the following short information on this opening.

Scotch Gambit is a brother opening of Scotch Game, but it is not so common. The reason for this is simple: Within Scotch Gambit, it is not easy for White to get better position... The designated moves order for Scotch Gambit is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4. ECO Code C44.

To answer Scotch Gambit, Black has 1 of the following 4 moves: (1) 4... Nf6 - appr. 45%; (2) 4... Bc5 - appr. 40%; (3) 4... Bb4+ - appr. 10%; (4) 4... Be7 - appr. 5%. Officially, Scotch Gambit has at least 11 variations: 3-4 of them are the most common...

And now you are ready to see the video. Within the video, pay special attention to the last section how not to play for Black (do not play 5... dxc3 in Variation 2)... To see the Scotch Gambit: How to Play Video [1], just click the Play button below:

• If the opening video hasn't shown up, please wait a little.
• If the video stops, drag a little right the player's handle.
• If the video displays an error, try to start and play it later.

To replay on the chess board and learn the Scotch Gambit variations which were shown in the video, please find them in writing below:

Variation 1: Scotch Gambit - Dubois-Reti Defense variation, C44:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.e5 d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bd7 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.O-O Bc5 10.f3 Ng5 11.Be3 0-0

Variation 2: Scotch Gambit - Scotch Gambit, a 4... Bc5 line, C44:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.c3 Nf6 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nxe4 8.O-O Bxc3 9.d5 Bf6 10.Re1 Ne7 11.Rxe4 d6

Note: In Variation 2, Scotch Gambit, a 4... Bc5 line, remember not to play 5... dxc3 for Black because White will conduct a short combination... and after this combination White will be better. You can see this in the video within its last section. Thank you!

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