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Recently I have been trying to expand my repertoire. What opinion do you have about the Scandinavian (1.e4 d5)? What are the basics ideas for black and how should one play it? I know it's not the greatest of all responses to e4 but I think black has decent chances with it...
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that thread is full of trolling.
i think it's ok, in both 3 Qa5 and 3 Qd6 lines.in 3 Qa5 you usually aim for a caro-kann structure (..c6 ..Bf5 ..Qc7 ..e6)... in the 3 Qd6 lines i feel that you can usually take more aggressive setups, though you need more theory... i'm not that well versed, though i scored pretty well with it.
Read the comments in that thread by @Ponz111.
A number of years back, he won the U.S. CC championship using that system from the black side.
So the queen has moved three times in order to develop one piece.
And how is this defense a good thing?
Usually in that position, Black will respond 6. ...Bg4
However Black has other options on his 5th move.
There's nothing wrong with the Scandanavian, for anyone at the IM level or below. In face, GM Larry Evans recommends it in the book The Chess Opening For You.Black can also play 2...Nf6 and delay capturing the pawn.
It makes no difference. White is better developed.
I think it should be a decent opening since it's played at grandmaster level too, although not very frequently.
2. exd5 isn't a developing move either.
Virtually any (mainline) opening (that you know well from the black side) works just fine against opponents rated under USCF 2000 (@96th percentile).
Ditto with playing these same openings from the white side. Compare Tony Kosten, The Dynamic English (1999).
Sadly, the only constant in these forums is mindless blather about which GM refuted which romantic 19th century gambit, and what does this all imply for the meaning of life. Duh?
@Your-A-Slob excells at the process described above. And his games record (at all speeds) seals the case. Buyer beware.
Here is a great game with Scandinavian Defense, Anatoly Karpov versus Bent Larsen, 1979:
GM Openings: Scandinavian Defense http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvsr_yFXtD0
The system with g3 is powerful. I think probably Black should respond
with g6 Bg7 etc but it is tricky.
Don't mind me, just adding a game of myself with g3 and Ne2. I'm not sure, but seemed like a pretty equal game.
The line with g3 against the Center Counter is powerful. However there is a defense [somewhere] where Black plays g6 and Nf6 as part of his line up.
If I can find the system I will put it here.
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