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  • 3 weeks ago


    The Scandinavian Defense is a perfectly playable opening for black.

    It also has a great advantage:you can play it on the first move,which means you can play it everytime you want against "1. e4";so if you are a beginner or you do not have a lot of time for the study of chess theory you can use this opening as the "universal" move against 1. e4

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  • 12 months ago


    I have played a little while, rank only 1100. I just started to use this when playing black against kings pawn open, any thoughts? Is this completely  retarded?

  • 14 months ago


    very nice

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  • 17 months ago


    If White plays 2.e5?!, Black gets a good, solid game after c5 followed by Nc6, where he has pressure on the advanced pawn and relatively easy play

  • 19 months ago


    why not go for the dunst opening ? 

    this position is great for white. 

  • 19 months ago


    In my opinion, this is not a big deal. Obviously, taking the pawn in d5 it's an error, the best response is the simplest: 2. e5. It switch the position to a french defense. Just like I did in this game: http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=619446033

    The best defense against 1. e4 is 1... e5  The easiest and most natural response. Having trouble with Italian? Try two knights' defense. Don't like Ruy López? Try Bird's defense. 

  • 24 months ago


    hey, this is from Harry Potter!

  • 2 years ago


    I love the Scandinavian Defense!!  Not only does it lead into the Icelandic Gambit, but there is also a cool secondary gambit you can play if white declines your first gambit pawn.   This gambit will give you a semi-open F file for your rook after you castle.

  • 2 years ago


    My dad does this all, the time... here's how it usually goes...

  • 2 years ago


    This opening is preety good, playing as black I use it whenever possible, playing as white I usually don't take the pawn and respond with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (d4 after the opening).

  • 2 years ago


    I automatically play the Scandi as black, but I go into the 2... Nf6 lines, and, if 3. c4, I normally gambit a pawn with 3... e6 for quick development.

    Most lines where white doesn't take on d5 aren't great, but as black I found myself getting surprisingly stuck after 1. e4 d5 2. e5. I've settled on a response, but I still think the 2. e5 continuations are pretty strong for white:

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  • 3 years ago


    I've just started using this opening and I really like it.

    But one thing that might help others interested is that I've been working with the Caro-Kann for a while before trying Scandinavian.  This has been a huge boon because many players have been responding with 2. e5.  This usually transposes to an advance Caro-Kann, which means that if you're comfortable with the Caro you'll be feeling just fine.  I've had great success so far, but I owe a lot of it to knowledge of the Caro rather than the Scandinavian proper.  I'd recommend developing some comfort with the Caro-kann before playing this defense.

  • 3 years ago


    I think this is a really interessting opening. I show you why!

    If you have an idea to make this better please tell me

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