The internet’s oldest and best chess database and community. C44 – Scotch, Goering gambit: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3. Search the chess games database, download games, view frequent practitioners and. The Göring Gambit Refused by Shawn L. Svare. In this article I shall examine the many plans Black has at his disposal for countering the Göring Gambit, most of.

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Bb5 transposing into the Steinitz variation of the Ruy Lopez, which is quite passive for Blackor 4. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Unlike in the Danish proper, having committed the queen’s knight to c6 Black cannot safely meet 6.

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Ng5, which typically leads to board-wide chaos, but instead White has rather naively castled, 8. Bc5 White can gain time against the bishop with b4 and a4-a5, expanding on the queenside.

Another option is 5. It is more passive, but more solid. Bb4 is well met by 6. Bb4 lines with A special thanks also goes to Mark Nieuweboer for contributing a large number of ideas.

C44: Scotch, Goering gambit

The idea is to open up lines for the white pieces, gain gambjt lead in development and use these advantages to help launch a direct attack on the black king, often particularly aimed at Black’s weak point on f7. Black can instead accept the gambit with Nf3, which allows Black a relatively comfortable game, but here White can complicate matters by pressing forward with 9. Qxc3 gives White good compensation. However, particularly at higher levels of play, some use it with the specific aim of heading into the Capablanca Variation, which was first used in the game Marshall-Capablanca, Lake Hopatcong In modern chess this line has even been seen at top level play and is a subject I intend to cover more thoroughly in a future article.


If Black does not accept the second pawn with After paying our respects to the alternatives let’s return to the main line. Qb3 is less likely to give enough compensation after Bxe4 Nf6whereupon 7.

If Black instead plays Probably the best version of this sort of line for Black is 4. In the main line after 4. Ng5 This is rather forcing but seems to work out well for White.

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Nxc3 where White sacrifices just one pawn but gets a long-lasting initiative which Black wasn’t able to neutralize in the next game played by modern masters.

Bxb2 d6 I think White has some improvements over John Watson’s analysis of 7. Ba3 c5 does not give enough compensation for two pawns. Ne5 is more often played here. The position on the left can arise from the common sequence 4. Nxd4, Black has two major options. Bc4, which is actually how I have most commonly reached it in practice. When putting pressure on Black’s f7-pawn with Bc4 and Qb3, White must beware of the White simply recaptures with 5.


Many players use it according gamibt standard principles, concentrating on development rather than grabbing pawns. When Black accepts the gambit by Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Opposite-coloured bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook and bishop vs rook Rook and pawn vs rook Lucena position Philidor position Strategy fortress opposition Ggoring rule triangulation Zugzwang Study Tablebase Two knights endgame Wrong bishop Wrong rook pawn.

More from GM Gserper. Black gets this h-pawn push in just in time, because otherwise White is threatening 9.

The inclusion of the knight moves perhaps doesn’t make much of a difference to its objective soundness, but my feeling is that it narrows down Black’s options more than White’s, especially in the double pawn sacrifice line with Nxc3 Bb4 is slightly inaccurate because of 7. Bd3, [10] neither of which promise an advantage but which avoid those endings. Bb4 but this allows 7. Nc3with the idea