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  • 4 months ago

    DrDeal

    Very instructional, thanks for that Danny

  • 7 months ago

    brankz

    scandanavian is one of those openings some people always play in blitz or bullet. in fact some people have whole little trappy lines developed for it for just this context (you know like the line played here, go play online you'll inevitably come across it at least 3-5 times if you play for an hour) talk about playing a mediocre opening in order to get an advantage because you know things your opponent might not. funny huh.

    same with some smith morra lines (not even the real smith morra stuff that I bet esserman can play if you come across him online, but the real hacky stuff) in fact the people that play this scandanavian kind of thing are seemingly almost trying to play exactly like they do when they play the smith morra as white. same exact themes; castle real quickly, develop everything and start throwing things at you. not very creative people if you ask me. kind of like they're grinding for rating points and don't really want to be playing chess......or something.

    that's why a bunch of people are playing it in blitz/bullet too. the surprise value, the fact that no one even likes playing it (psychological edge), no one really knows anything they can whip up real fast against it, and you are forced, as white, to play in some boring manner where you get this nagging .35-.5 positional advantage. hard (if not impossible) to exploit under certain time controls.  especially the Qd6 lines. at least with the Qa5 lines you sometimes can spoil their "fun" with a b4 pawn sac that can lead to everything getting crazy (exactly what they don't want btw...people are the worst sorts....)

  • 2 years ago

    ckonjeti

    play c4 at 7:00 it attacks he knight

  • 2 years ago

    ChenGJ

    who was even facing you?

  • 2 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @RolandTiba -- Well, it worked out -- BUT I had completely overlooked the Knight Fork on e4, so it was definitely a calculation oversight... which is a blunder.

    Danny

  • 2 years ago

    JMraz

    sorry I already asked this, but I don't know if my comment can be seen... as I can't see that.

    why do you consider c3 at 35:35 as a blunder? you took a rook and a pawn, he took a rook and a pawn, but your king became more active... so it is actually a good move isn't it?

  • 2 years ago

    Immoney5252

    Always appreciated Sir!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    friki

    Fantastic video! What's interesting about this video is that GM Perelshteyn has made several videos on this site about this opening both the e6 and Qd5 variations. I would like to know if you have seen them as what's especially interesting is his philosophy of the opening is different to yours as he argues that both variations lose time with the queen to lure the knight to c3 in order to play c6 and limit the knight. The scandianavian leads to a caro-kann structure which i believe danny has done many videos on I would also like to know if the scandinavian leads to the same structure but with a different "feel"   

  • 2 years ago

    spitfiree

     

    Good video!!!

    I think a good idea was a live session with some thematic matches with GM Perelshteyn which carried out the videos on the Scandinavian defense.

  • 2 years ago

    Templetonkaka

    thanks

  • 2 years ago

    phlavsa

    How would you defend after Rhd8 instead of Re8 (after Bxa3 bxa3)? I think that the mate threat on d1 is still very ugly and you cannot get rid of the bishop on f3 due to the fork.

    Otherwise (apart from your play in this game Wink) .... great video, as usual. I like your way of explaining chess. Many thanks.

  • 2 years ago

    bulletchess4fun

    enjoyed the vid.   was your opponent a titled player also?

  • 2 years ago

    Lights_Out

    Another great video

  • 2 years ago

    sirdarkknight

    like admire your frankness!  But then chess is frank. If we all would  make our moves in life along such crisp and precise lines!

  • 2 years ago

    mevans86

    YES! I just bought a book on the Scandinavian! Score!

    Great job Danny, as always. Keep up the good work!

  • 2 years ago

    cachorraoviralata

    como estaria buena la pagina en Espanol...gracias Cry !

  • 2 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Thanks everyone...

    Yeah, this game was a struggle but I was glad to hold on. Almost had some tricks in the end  Tongue out...

    @Evaldas6 -- I LOVE the DirecTV reference... hysterical!!!

  • 2 years ago

    ericmn6

    Love hearing the thought process of a strong player.  The Video Lessions in general and the Live Sessions in particular are the best things about this site for me.

  • 2 years ago

    elindauer

    This was great!  It seems that the stronger your opponent, the more I like the video.  More tough decisions for you = more insightful analysis for us!

  • 2 years ago

    Wzntz

    Danny, if you ever go to the Tower of London in England they have an armouries room. In that room they have the Kings armour and his Knights armour. Also they have his champions armour, the guy who did all the fighting for the King, jousting and such. When you look at that armour you just know the guy was tough and so are you, best video for fighting spirit, proud of you.

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