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Re: Nf6 in Scotch, other lines?
Reply #4 - 04/12/11 at 09:03:21
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That 7 Qe2 is a significant theoretical challenge in terms of black proving equality - ie its not easy even with plenty of analysis - while black can get decent positions rather more easily vs the other two, but they're still OK for real games, especially if coming as a mild surprise to opponent.

Or some such Smiley There's certainly a real distinction between whats worth playing in a real game with neither side packing huge analysis and what represents a genuine 'serious' threat to a system.
  
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Re: Nf6 in Scotch, other lines?
Reply #3 - 04/12/11 at 05:08:49
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Ametanoitos wrote on 04/06/11 at 22:44:39:
Yes, but really only the 7.Qe2 requires serious work. The Nc3 line and "Barsky's" Bd3 line have only practical value.


What does that even mean?
  
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Re: Nf6 in Scotch, other lines?
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Yes, but really only the 7.Qe2 requires serious work. The Nc3 line and "Barsky's" Bd3 line have only practical value.
  
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Re: Nf6 in Scotch, other lines?
Reply #1 - 04/06/11 at 19:33:39
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There is
6.Qe2, proposed by Stefan Bücker in http://www.chesscafe.com/text/kaiss58.pdf
6.Bd3, analysed by Vladimir Barsky in "The Scotch Game for White".
  
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C45: Nf6 in Scotch, other lines?
04/06/11 at 12:41:56
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I'm learning the Scotch from Gustafsson's DVD. It starts the main line after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nxc6 bxc6 6 e5 Qe7 7 Qe2.

Are there any other lines by white that I need to be aware of? Other lines on his DVD are 5 Nc3 (Scotch Four Knights) and as I realised later, 4 Bc4 (in the Italian section) and 4 c3 (in the Center game section). In particular, I'm wondering if there are some alternatives to 5 Nxc6 and 6 e5.
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