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Re: C44: Scotch Gambit Question
Reply #5 - 09/30/13 at 13:55:19
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9...Nf6 certainly appears to be the most logical.
  
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Re: C44: Scotch Gambit Question
Reply #4 - 09/30/13 at 09:14:20
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"the open games for black" also recommends 9...dxc3, their main line is 10.Bxg8 Rxg8 11.Nxc3 Nd4 12.Qd1 Qf6 13.f4 g5 14.fxg5 Qf3 which they assess as equal
  
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Re: Scotch Gambit Question
Reply #3 - 09/30/13 at 02:37:37
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SWJediknight wrote on 09/24/13 at 09:29:02:
What about 9...Nf6, as is generally recommended?

Is 9...Nf6 really the general recommendation? "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White" and "Survive and Beat Annoying Chess Openings" recommend 9...dxc3. Beating the Open Games doesn't mention 5.0-0 at all. "Play the Open Games as Black" and "Play 1.e4 e5!"don't cover this line since they recommend the two knights defense and recommend transposing to that with 4...Nf6. I don't have the book "The Open Games for Black", do they cover this line?
  
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Re: Scotch Gambit Question
Reply #2 - 09/24/13 at 09:37:38
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9...d3 seems like a very good novelty, maybe white can keep his disadvantage to a minimum with 10.Be3 and now I have 10...Ne5 11.Bxg8 Rxg8 12.Nd2 g5 13.Bd4 Ng6 14.Bxc5 dxc5 15.Qxb7 Kg7 but maybe there is something else

edit: I found something better: 10.Be3 Ne5 11.Bxg8 Rxg8 12.Nd2 Qh4 13.Qxb7 Nxf3+ 14.Nxf3 Qg4+ 15.Kh1 Qxf3+ 16.Kg1 Re8 17.Rae1 Qxe4 18.Qxe4 Rxe4 19.Rd1 Bb6 20.Rxd3 Kf7 and black is still a bit better
but white can play 13.Kh1 b6 14.Rg1 g5 (14...Re8 15.Bg5) 15.Qe6 which seems equal, so 12...Qh4 is not better after all
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Re: Scotch Gambit Question
Reply #1 - 09/24/13 at 09:29:02
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What about 9...Nf6, as is generally recommended?  Mark Morss analysed this line via transposition over a decade ago and I don't know of a significant improvement over his analysis- Black generally gets a small advantage.
http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/hard/h990927.htm
  
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C44: Scotch Gambit Question
09/24/13 at 03:37:44
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1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 Bg4 7.Qb3 Bxf3 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.gxf3 now 9...dxc3 is the usual recommendation (recommended in The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White and Survive and Beat Annoying Chess Openings) but this seems to lead to equality after 10.Bxg8 Rxg8 11.Nxc3 Nd4 12.Qd1 Qf6 13.f4. Kaufman doesn't mention this move. Survive and Beat Annoying Chess Openings recommends 13...Re8 and says Black is better but this seems at least equal for White after 14.Kh1!. What about 9...d3? This seems to be better for Black. For example, 10.Bd5 Ne5 11.Nd2 Qh4 12.Qxb7 Re8
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