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~~~A game I played about 18-months ago. I do love the Scandinavian Defense playing the Black side; I have lots of fun with it no matter the result of the game. Here I managed to obtain the win.
There are plenty of tactics available in this opening, all depending on how the White player decides to continue. Anyway, I think this game showcases some of them; the White player did not objectively play the best moves and missed some of the tactics, but it's there if the Black player can set up his/her pieces for it.
~~~Thanks for looking and for any comments...
Those two bishops in that open position were a killer, good tactics good game !!
nice game, but I'm not sure about the c6 move, it seems to gambit a pawn for little compensation
nice tactic there
nice pawn sac at c6, combined with sharp tactics. I also love Scandinavian and this is the first time that I see the pawn sac. Here is my favourite match, with c6 but no pawn sac.
Not bad game. White got too greedy grabbing material and negelected develop and left his king in the center. it was a probable wrap after move 11. White just loses a piece. its not a bad surprise at your level and its teaching you rapid development but its not sound.
as a note the gambit you are playing works better if white plays 3. c4
You are correct, the compensation for the the pawn is "little" in the form of lead in development which according to J.Silman is only temporary; Black must make haste in this case to make the sac worth it. However with a very open game, Black could possibly take chances to make it a worthy sacrifice. I feel that any gambit is a chance which is part of the game and I don't mind losing as long as I give it my best; I'm not trying to be world champion, I just want to have fun playing the game. Thanks for the comment, I enjoy hearing what people think.
Thanks for posting, I also do not see the c6 sac; I think that's why I like it. I am not familiar with Yavuz Köroğlu but that was a pretty good game, although White seem to miss that capturing the Bishop opens the h-file and will lead to a mate; it was a pretty big mistake.
Thanks for replying and posting that game. The game looks weird to me though because I wouldn't have chosen the moves he made and he is level 2164; is this a blitz game? In any case, I am nowhere near his level so maybe that's why I don't understand some of the moves he chose.
" ...although White seem to miss that capturing the Bishop opens the h-file and will lead to a mate; it was a pretty big mistake."
Actually white can return the piece immediately (9.hg4 hg4 10.g3 gf3 11.Bxf3) when he is slightly better due to his bishop pair.
You are right though that "it was a pretty big mistake". That applies for 8...h5? which weakens Black's kingside with just the hope that white will take on g4. Had white played naturally (and strongly) 9.Bg5, Black would already be in deep trouble.
I stopped playing the Panov Transfer (c6 pawnsac) and go with the Icelandic gambit (e6 pawn sac) variations of the Scandinavian if white tries to protect his pawn with 3. c4 and I also play the Portuguese varition now if a different line ie.. 3. d4 is played.
Check out this tactic within the Icelandic Gambit...... pin, a trap for white, discovered check then a fork tactic I "invented" (I'm sure someone else has played it though) in this Scandinavian opening variation.
I'm sure I'm not the first to play it but I did not like the Icelandic Bxe6 line. Too cramped for black.
Follow the 3. c4 variation for the tactic. The main line is just the Portuguese. Enjoy
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