The Scotch Game [C45]
by Abby Marshall
The topic for this month is White's alternative to 5.Be3 in the Scotch Game after Black plays 4...Bc5.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4
The Scotch Game.
[FEN “r1bqk1nr/pppp1ppp/2n5/2b5/3NP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKB1R w KQkq - 0 5”]I always played ...Nf6 against most anything 1.e4 e5: The Italian, the Ruy Lopez, and the Four Knights. This move engages the pieces in the center right away. I preferred to maintain this tension.
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