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For those who are interested in this opening: There is a nice German GM Matthis Wahls (Elo 2600), who played the Scandinavian in many games and got a very good score with it. He also wrote a Book about this Opening.
I really like the Scandinavian as a nice Weapon for Blitz games ( Nakamura won some Blitz games with it at the Worldchampionsship), but also for long games because the structure is very solid and very often the opponent cant handle it.
So i really dont think this Opening is that bad!
I seriously don't like this defense.
1. Just look at the database. White has an amazing win percentage.
2. Loss of the d-pawn. I like playing my games with the d-pawn intact, because it keeps the c- and e- pawns synchronized.
i prefer it because is very solide with 3-Dd6
This is one of my favorite defenses.
I think blacks move of it's two Bishops in the early game will cost him the game ultimately
esta última partida deja a las negras con un ataque fulminante dificil de parar.
I´m from Scandinavia. Perhaps I should learn this opening.
I think this opening is good because it is not mainstream and can really give headaches to club players
I like this opening and have used it many times
This is the defense I learned it's sort of similar to the ones shown by the comments.
... and another with a good response from white ...
As you can see it leaves both white and black with a balanced middlegame. This is useful against a higher rated player.
this is the opening a master tuaght me
Practically, I have had good results playing black withthis defense. In the main lines the pawn structure is the same as the solid Caro Kann defense. Many white players don't spend any time looking beyond the 2.Nc3 figuring a gain of a tempo is all they need to know. There are also two very intersting gambits after 1.e4 d5 2.exd Nf6 3.c4 then either ...c6 or....e6 by black. The later can get absolutely wild. I have no chess books and don't play the 3...e6 line, but have played the 3...c6 line and got lots of play after 4.dxc Nxc6.
In the Center Counter/Skandinavian black steers the game from the first move and gets good piece play.
And yes, I've heard that 1.e4 d5 2.exd Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 is very playable, but have not played that line myself. I use this defense in all my games where white opens with 1.e4 for some years now. I have also played the French, but it seems the French all too often leads to a slow smothering, while the Center Counter black gets good piece play.
if white plays e5 instead of exd then black's c5 will give him a very good central and queenside control. white could follow it up with c3 with the idea of d4, this seems to be one of the few good lines for white in this variation. it can transpose into a strange sicilian alapin.
1.e4, 1.d5, 2.e5, whats the best move for black then??
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