Chess Openings: How To Play The Scotch Gambit – Quickstarter Jedi Guide

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Today we learn how to play The Scotch Gambit, a favorite of mine. Learn how to crush with it in this video!

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50 Comments

  1. After Bb4+ and c3 i've seen People trying Qf6 but it Just doesnt work. Just go Bg5 and take The bishop on b4 next 🙂

  2. very nice, Scotch is one of my fav. I like the way he teaches.

  3. I started playing the Scotch gambit a few years ago and I've never looked back. Hardly nobody knows how to play it properly. Thanks for giving me some new ideas!

  4. 22:25 is the rare moment where you can win time by advancing a pawn to your fourth rank by doing it in two moves rather than one. Real tortoise and the hare story here.

  5. Thank you James.. I had this gambit with Be7 and opponent resigned on move 6.Qd5

  6. I like the italian, and after Nf6,I don't play Ng5. I play d4 exd4, 0-0

  7. Loving the SGambino. You are quickly becoming my favorite chess youtuber. Making instructional content that holds up but is also entertaining. Keep up the work man!

  8. what about queen e7 that'll put our king in threat before we could castle

  9. Thanks a lot. I am going to kill people with this opening. Great video.

  10. I just had a chance to try this out for the first time and I've never had so much fun in the opening. Thanks so much!

  11. So far the best scotch gambit lesson I have watched you really deserve more subscribers than this

  12. What an amazing tutorial! Love the content as well as the presentation style. Looking forward to watching other vids on Scotch gambit!

  13. Who in the world plays Be7 over the board anyway? I tend to get Bc5 way more.

  14. In 14:02 after black pieces capture in e5 with the queen cant we just put our rook in to e1 and we get a queen?

  15. I saw the video of you and Hikaru and I had to look you up! I like your style! New subscriber here! Looking forward to more vids from you. 🤙🏽

  16. No entiendo pero creo que es buen camino

  17. Watch 100 times. Simple. I'll get right on that. Thanks for the content

  18. Hey James! I saw you're making a chessable course on the scotch gambit! Any rough estimate when this might be released?

  19. I climbed up about 300-400 points on lichess after watching this video, thank you sir!

  20. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. Re1 d5 7. Bxd5 Qxd5 8.
    Nc3 Qh5 9. Nxe4 Be6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bf6 Qf5 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 gxf6 14. Nxf6+
    Ke7 15. Nd5+ Ke8 16. Nxc7+ Ke7 17. Nd5+ Ke8 18. Rad1 Be7 19. Nc7+ Kf8 20. Qxh8#
    1-0

  21. Canty has more swagger in his pinky toe than any other FIDE master in the world. He makes chess feel accessable to those of us who grew up in the hood.

  22. Just found out about your channel. Really instructive and intersting! Amazing content!

  23. This is dope, i need to try this. Quick question what if instead of 5….dxc3 they do Na5 in the Be7 variation?

  24. I did
    e4e5
    Nf3 Nc6
    Bc4 Be7
    D4 exd4

    And they said it’s scotch game: Benima defense
    But it’s off the Hungarian.

    End up in the same position though after c3

  25. YOU GET A PAWN

    YOU GET A PAWN

    YOU GET A PAWN

    AND IF YOU LOOK UNDER YOUR CHAIR…. That’s your butt going bye bye… CHECKMATE! 😂

  26. I’ve been looking at Lichess to go over the openings by frequency and then selecting best move for white based on win % and learning from the most common responses on down and sorting by my skill level and I’m learning how I don’t even have to be good at chess to be good at chess 😂

    By that I mean there are enough traps in enough openings that a lot of openings you can win without knowing anything beyond the opening. At least far more winning than I am now.

    For example… 48% of low to 1800 Elo players after queen to d5 in this opening either give up a mate or avoid mate only to get mate later or give up enough material for white to be crushing. Some not right away on move 7 but on 8 or 9.

    The other 52% of opponents you might have to play beyond ~8 moves 😂 or offer them a draw and if they’re good enough to know you’re winning they’ll take it. I think if I looked beyond 8 moves and learned a few of the more common responses I’d also find a crushing advantage.

    Even higher ELO players have big enough blunders for you or white is winning a high enough percentage for you to have a chance but I imagine you have to learn a lot more openings and a lot deeper in the opening to have a result and maybe learn some basic tactics and mating patterns to at least match opponents skill to where you can convert positions where historically 60% are wins into at least more than 50%.

  27. What a great masterclass 3 years later it's definitely a monument, your explanations are so clean and deep, particulary well adapted to all the kind of moves we will surely meet, greetings from Belgium

  28. 15 minutes video about scotch gambit goes to the skip. I ask: where is the strongest line for black with 4 …Nf6 and after 5 e5 played 5 …d5!! ?

  29. I found you in Christina’s (chesstina) chat on twitch you responded to me lol and decided to randomly look at your channel and now were here lol 😂

  30. I love the way you explain he game and get straight to the point. Thank you!
    I'm familiar with the Scotch Gambit, but I always learn something new about it.

  31. WOW 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  32. The line at 13:09 reminds me a lot of this 1 line from the evans gambit

  33. Your channel is great bro. Thank you for just getting to the point in your videos and getting right into showing us the lines, many other YouTube should take notes!😅

  34. All fantastically clear and practical. Thanks and sorry if I'm repetitive in my messages. Good evening bye

  35. I saw you on C-squared and really enjoyed it. This is the first of your videos that I've watched and I really enjoyed this too! You have a gift for speaking.

  36. Ready to play the Scotch Gambit? Let me know in the comments!

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