The Scotch Game – Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz teaches the Scotch Game, an underestimated opening that releases tension in the center early. Besides two notable games, the Goering gambit and the Dubois-Reti defence are also covered.

Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Leko, Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009): C45 Scotch game
Garry Kasparov vs Etienne Bacrot, Sarajevo (2000): C45 Scotch, Mieses variation


  1. Can you suggest me a good book for opening oriented planning and development of chess games

  2. Honestly, this kind of course is useless. You seem very nice and knowledgeable, but I believe this doesn’t help many of us. It’s super nice to analyse a bit top games, but what most of us want is to see the refutations. Why in this position, he chose to defend this piece. Just in the first 6 moves, black could have gone many different variations that are definitely worse for black, but that are hard to see over the board because they Include a lot of traps and tactics.If we just wanted to see the engine moves, we’d do it ourselves. In a real game under 2400 Elo, you don’t reach even half of that main line.

  3. Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit, Haxo Gambit, 5.O-O d61. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. Re1 Bg4 7. c3 dxc3 8.Nxc3 Nf6 9. e5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Bxd1 11. Nc6+ Be2 12. Rxe2+ Qe7 13. Rxe7+ Kf8 14.Rxf7+ Ke8 15. Re7+ Kf8 16. Bh6 gxh6 17. Rf7+ Ke8 18. Re1+ 1-0

  4. I love how he gets less and less nervous as he talks ❤

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