December 7, 2009

Scotch Gambit: How to Play Video [2]

[>>Return to the Scotch Gambit - Main Page]

Scotch Gambit: How to Play Video [2]: This chess video on Scotch Gambit will help you learn the next 2 variations: The 5.Ng5 variation (within the 4... Bc5 line) and The 6.bxc3 variation (within the 4... Bb4+ line). The following is more information to remind you...

The designated moves for Scotch Gambit are 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4, ECO C44. Scotch Gambit is a brother opening of Scotch Game. Note: The second brother opening of Scotch Game is Goering Gambit with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3, ECO C44 - not to be discussed.)

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, please pay attention to the recommendation not to play for White The 5.Ng5 variation (within the 4... Bc5 line)... To see the Scotch Gambit: How to Play Video [2], 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 as Variations 1 and 2, please find them in writing below:

Variation 1: Scotch Gambit - The 5.Ng5 variation, C44:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.Ng5 Nh6! 6.c3 0-0 7.0-0 d6 8.h3 a6 9.cxd4 Nxd4 10.a3 b5 11.Ba2 c6
Note: Not recommended for White. If correct, Black is always better.

Variation 2: Scotch Gambit - The 6.bxc3 variation, C44:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bb4+ 5.c3 dxc3 6.bxc3 Ba5 7.0-0 d6 8.Qb3 Qf6 9.Bg5 Qg6
Note: Black can get equal position. But this variation is little risky for Black.

Back to Top