The internet’s oldest and best chess database and community. C44 – Scotch, Goering gambit: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3. Search the chess games database, download games, view frequent practitioners and. The Göring Gambit Refused by Shawn L. Svare. In this article I shall examine the many plans Black has at his disposal for countering the Göring Gambit, most of.

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Ne5 is more often played here.

Alexander Alekhine often played 1. Bc4 d67.

C44: Scotch, Goering gambit

Black will generally aim to develop the kingside pieces quickly and get castled to comparative safety and then hope to exchange off pieces, gain counterplay and win with the extra pawn s.

The queen move looks awkward, blocking in the bishop on c8, but as well as defending f7, it blocks possible checks on the glring diagonal and so prepares Another option is 5.

List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Gorinv mate. It’s less definitely sound for White than 5.

Another plan for White is to play 6. More recently, grandmasters Gorng Kasparov and Jan Timman helped to re-popularize the Scotch when they used it as a surprise weapon to avoid the well-analysed Ruy Lopez.

Nf6, transposing to a line of the Ponziani Opening. White can get some advantage with best play after 6.


White settles for sacrificing just one pawn, and develops a piece in the process. Bg5attacking on the kingside dark squares. Gorjng, the line can be avoided by 7. Just like in any gambit, Black can simply reject the sacrifice here too.

Scotch Game – Wikipedia

This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. Qb3and all three lines are currently looking playable for White. Bxd3 and if Nc3 the Scotch Four Knights Game. White will generally strive to keep pieces on the board and, after completing development, set about generating piece activity. Nc3, with the idea of meeting Nxd4, White has two foring to offer a gambit.

Bh4 and now after Bc4 when the voring transposes into the Danish Gambit as happened in the next game. Bb4 is well met by 6. At club level most players gorlng won’t be aware of the most critical lines, and Gqmbit tends to score well in practice when Black doesn’t head for the Capablanca Variation, despite many lines being theoretically equal, as the white pieces can become active very quickly.

Nc6 transposing to a line of the Nimzowitsch Defence, 1. Another way to defend against this gambit is pretty typical: So what does Black do with the dark-squared bishop? White generally gets a strong centre, but Black gets reasonable piece play. If Black instead plays Nge7 can both be reached via the Ponziani Opening 1.

Bxb2, an approach which John Emms considers far more dangerous for Black. White will also hope to get in the d4-d5 push at some stage. Bb5 transposing into the Steinitz variation of the Ruy Lopez, which is quite passive for Blackor 4. Ng5, which typically leads to board-wide chaos, but gorring White has rather naively castled, 8.


If White uses the move-order 1.

Goring Gambit – Chess Gambits- Harking back to the 19th century!

Bd3defending the e4-pawn and preparing kingside castling. Black’s most counterattacking way of declining is Qb3 yoring f7 immediately, 7. Play usually continues 8. The World In Chess.

Scotch Game

Other declining moves e. Nxc3, but is less likely to be fully sound with best play. Black tends to score well in that line because it throws White into positions that are hardly appealing to most gambiteers. Bc5 has gaambit been under-rated. Ba3 c5 does not give enough compensation for two pawns. Another common motif is that White must often complicate matters to maintain the initiative. In this case the game becomes sharp very quickly and one mistake can be fatal. The position on the left arises from 4.

Scotch Gambit sidelines Scotch Gambit The position on the left can arise from the common sequence 4. Qxc3 Qf6 or 8. White aims to dominate the centre by exchanging his d-pawn for Black’s e-pawn. Bb4, [13] when White does not get enough compensation after 6. I agree with the analysis by Cimminowhite is better here.