Scotch Opening, Classical Variation
What is the Scotch Opening, Classical Variation?
The Classical Variation is a line played as black which is in response to the Scotch Opening.
Take a journey with me into the Classical Variation.
The starting position of the Classical Variation begins at move 4 as black.
ECO code C45 Scotch Game/Classical Variation
Move 4...Bc5 - " Go ahead punk make my day!" You think you can have your knight there. I'm attacking your knight twice.
Deal with that!
At this point white has several moves:
- Move 5.Nxc6
- Move 5.Be3
- Move 5.Nb3
The line which I am going to cover today is one of my favorite continuations!
What is the name of the line? What is the moves?
Move 5.Nxc6 - White says I'm taking your knight on c6.
I'm giving you damaged pawn structure. How do you like me now SUCKA.
HAHAHAHAHAHA Take that black.
BOOO YAAA In your face black. In De Face.
Than black plays a move which is breathe taking.
What is the move?
Move 5...Qf6!! - Deal with that Punk! I don't have to take your knight right now.
WHAT?? WHITE IS UP A PIECE RIGHT NOW??? WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON HERE??? WHY CAN'T WHITE MOVE THE KNIGHT AWAY TO SAFETY??
ECO C45 Scotch Game/Classical Variation/Intermezzo Variation
THAN YOU SEE WHY THE KNIGHT CAN NOT MOVE FOR IT IS A MATE IN 1 THREAT Qxf2#
Qf6 threatens mate in 1 and also moves the queen away from d8. So that way if black plays dxc6 white can not play QxQ KxQ leaving the black king in the center of the board.
Than that is when the magic happens in your mind. You understand why Qf6 is played.
This is one continuation of the Scotch. Don't you just love that variation.
Usually white responses with a Queen move to defend.
This is some of the theory of the Scotch Opening, Classical Variation. It is a wonderful example of how rich the line can be from both sides!
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