The Scotch game: Scotch gambit "Variation"

Aug 1, 2016, 1:39 AM |

The Scotch Game is pretty good for white. The main line (of the scotch game) would be 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4.

There are many different variations of the scotch game, but today we are working more on the scotch GAMBIT. Here there are about 9 different moves we can make for Move 4.

4.Classical Variation: Bc5

4.Schmidt Variation: Nf6

4. Steinitz Variation:  Qh4!?




4. Scotch Gambit: Bc4

4. Göring Gambit: c3

4. Bb5

The Scotch Gambit, which (in my opinion) is the strongest option of them all, as the Main Line gives black some good options.

The Scotch gambit

As you can see, white has given up a pawn for a good development. This, in my opinion, is sort of like a Scandinavian Defense for white.


That is why the Scotch Gambit is good for white.