May 26, 2010

Four Knights Game: How to Play Scotch Variations

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Four Knights Game: How to Play Scotch Variations: This chess video is Video 3 on the Four Knights Game. It will show you how to correctly play the Scotch variations of this opening. Find the video below and learn 2 proven lines of the Scotch variations of the Four Knights Game.

Before you see the video, please read the following information. The Four Knights Game starts with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6. After the line 4.Bb5 Bb4, the Scotch variations of the Four Knights Game is the most common. There are 3 Scotch variations of the Four Knights Game, as follow:

• Scotch variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4
• Scotch, variation 4... exd4: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4
• Scotch, Krause variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Nxe5

Within the Krause variation, there is a sharp line which is not shown in the video. You can learn this line using the following chess notation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Nxe5 Nxe4 6.Qg4 Nxc3 7.Qxg7 Rf8 8.a3 Nd4 9.axb4 Nxc2+ 10. Kd2 Nxa1 = The position is equal.

Video 3 is below, and it will show you how to correctly play 2 variations of the Four Knights Defense: Scotch, variation 4... exd4 and Scotch, Krause variation. To see the video Four Knights Game: How to Play Scotch Variations, just click the Play button below:




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