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I hate playing White against the Scandinavian Defense (1.e4 d5). Can anyone share their favorite lines against either the 2...Qxd5 or 2...Nf6 lines? Many thanks!
what reti posted the transposition to the blackmar diemer gambit (usually d4 d5 e4) is a fun way of meeting it, however.to play well at a decent level you must know a lot of lines, since accurate play is needed to gain compensation for the pawn.
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.b4!? Qxb4 5.Rb1 Qd6(best, for other moves see my thread on the topic) leads to interesting play where White has compensation for the pawn, while 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bc4 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.Ne5 is a nice way to get an advantage.
3...Qd6 is well enough met by developing your pieces, including g2-g3 and Bc1-f4.
2...Nf6 3.c4 c6 (3...e6? is a blunder, after 4.dxe6 Black doesn't have enough for the pawn) 4.d4! cxd5 5.Nc3 is a Panov-Botvinnik which is fun to play for White.
I just follow this guy:
I meet 2...Nf6 with 3.c4 and now 3...e6/c6 4.d4 transposing into the Panov-Botvinnik and French exchange since I use those anyway.
1. e4? d5?? 2. d4??! e6!! 0-1
After 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 [the correct move]
5. Nf3 c6 6. Ne5 Be6 is the correct idea. In the world championship match mentioned Black actually had an opening advantage and made mistakes later on to lose to Kasparov.
Many of the lines in the video are nullified by 6. ... Be6
After 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Bc4 then Bg4 is a mistake. Black should
play 6. ... Bf5
That is interesting because it looks like one of those positions from Alekhine's defence.
so hes transposed into the french defense, which as white is something he will practice regularly, while the scandinavian player probably doesnt get much practice with the french from the black side(already playing 1..d5 against 1.e4).Its a moral victory or white, same goes or 2.c6
What? Everyone knows the French is a forced win for black.
After 1.e4 e6 2.Ke2! Black's opening choice is questionable.
Thanks for the feedback, this is a great community. Helpful stuff. I'm not sure about the Bongcloud, though. :)
Here's a link about the "busting" of the 2.Qd5 line. What do you think?
i love this line for white
You may think that's funny, but I've had this position as black at least a dozen times online and at least once at the chess club
The link busting the 2. ...Qxd5 line is flawed as it does not give the best moves for Black. after 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Black should not play c6
instead Nf6 is the correct move. In general Black should play c6 as a response to White's Bd2.
So in the line given if 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bc4 then Bg4 changes the whole game.
ahh the bobby kasparov defense
The Ne5 plan is also ok against the Qd6 Scandi:
wafflemaster, I will bet you for every time you've had 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.b3?? I've had 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qc6??
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