Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. d4/3...exd4/4. Nxd4/4...Qh4

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Scotch Game, Steinitz Variation
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Scotch Game, Steinitz Variation[edit]

4...Qh4[edit]

5. Nf5 Qxe4+ 6. Ne3. White will follow with Nc3 or Bd3 to prepare a longer building development. (MasPur08)

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The Main Line is:

5. Nc3 Bb4 White's pawn on e4 is almost overloaded 6. Be2 ... End of Main Line Scotch Game, Steinitz Variation.

6. Be2 appears to lose a pawn after 6 ... Qxe4 or 6...Bxc3 7. bxc3 Qxe4

But White can reply with a powerful attacking idea 8. Nb5, with slight edge. +- Template:Charles S. Bloodworth Jr. Novice-Player

References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.