Scotch Game

bewarethescot
Jan 7, 2008, 12:00 AM |
10 | Opening Theory

This is one of the simplest of all openings and is therefore very suitable for beginners. Its main idea is violent attack on the center, using rapid and aggresive development principals . Initial moves are 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4. This opening has three main variations. The Main Line 4.Nxd4, Scotch Gambit 4.Bc4, and the Göring Gambit 4.c3 which strongly resembles the danish gambit, but tends to have a higher sucsess rate.

 

The main line of the Scotch Game