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Scotch Gambit

  • #1

    This is my favourite gambit. And, I like the scotch too. grin.pnggrin.png

    Strength White Black
    Excellent 27 19
    Good 5 9
    Inaccuracy 2 4
    Mistake 2 0
    Blunder 0 2
    Forced 0 1
    Best Move 61.3% 37.9%
    Avg. Diff 0.16 0.55
  • #2

    I've beaten people over 200 points higher than me with the scotch gambit, my favorite opening grin.png

  • #3

    Good attack

  • #4

    Just some advice:

    While 6. Bxf7 may seem strong, as it ruins black's chances of castling, it actually ends up giving black an advantage with lots of counterplay and attacking moves.

     

    Better is simply 6. Qe2

  • #5

    I play the Scotch Goering (double pawn sacrifice) a lot in speed games.  It gives white excellent attacking chances and black a lot of ways to get into trouble.

  • #6
    JunyJunebug wrote:

    Just some advice:

    While 6. Bxf7 may seem strong, as it ruins black's chances of castling, it actually ends up giving black an advantage with lots of counterplay and attacking moves.

     

    Better is simply 6. Qe2

    Thank you, Jun! For the advice.... happy.png

  • #7

    6.Bxf7+ is not good: 6...Kxf7 7.Ng5+ Kg8! and now white can try to mess things up with 8.Qf3, since 8.Qxg4 h6 is terrible for him. Still, after 8.Qf3 white can pick back the piece again, but not equalize.

     

    I don't like 6.Qe2 either.

     

    Best (by test) is 6.0-0! which leads to interesting play with mutual chances after 6...Be7.

  • #8

    Pfren is right about 7Kg8.

    In this event, (7.Kg8) the attack falls short if black plays accurately. There doesn’t seem to be enough compensation in the position for white to play to win with. Draw maybe

  • #9

    Okay. I will research on it. Thank you, IM pfren and SylentSwords.

  • #10

    great

  • #11

    One more!!

  • #12

    it's ya boy onion

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