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@Chessbrute: I assume you mean in the 7. Bf4 line, suggesting that after 7 ... Nd5 8.Nxf7?? is winning. But after 8 ... Qe6+ white will simply be down a piece to a pawn after the queen takes on f7, with a lousy position to boot.
Thank you very much
Here's a PGN of the lecture:
After 7.Bf4 Nd5 8. Qh5 What do you guys recommend? There is a killer threat at f7. There are no games in the chess.com gamebase with this move, so chances are that it's not that strong (I'm only a 1600 player and my chess engine plays this move against me set at 1650). I *think* the best is 8...Nxe5 9.Bxe5 Qb4. Does that sound right?
Great Video. Brilliant follow up. No questions asked, the best way to learn this fascinating opening
PERLSHTYNE COMPLETELY OVERLOOKS THE DEVASTATING POTENTIAL OF THE KNIGHT CAPTURE OF f7 PAWN WITH A DISCOVERED DOUBLE QUEEN-CHECK (BISHOP IS TAKEN - BUT SO IS THE BLACK ROOK ON H8 - WITH A WHITE KNIGHT ON H8 REMAINIGN AS A SOURCE OF BOTHER FOR BLACK). IN FACT, THIS GM DISMISSED THE DEVASTATING POTENTIAL OF THIS COMBINATION WITHOUT AS MUCH AS A SECOND-THOUGHT! WHITE GAINS A DECISIVE WINNING POSITION AFTER THIS.
Following up on Black__Knight's great work, I think it is actually, 1. e4 d5, 2. exd5 Qxd5, 3. Nc3 Qd6, 4. d4 c6 (a key move for Black in either Qa5 or Qd6 Scandinavian), **5. Nf3 Nf6**. Then White has the options on the 6th move of 6. g3, 6. Be2, 6. h3, or the aggressive 6. Ne5. Black responds to 6. Ne5 with 6...Nbd7. Then on move 7 there is the choice of the 3 ways: 7. Nc4, 7. Bf4, or 7. f4, which Black has different ways to respond to.... I think this is how it goes.
Eugene makes reference to the game Anand vs Tiviakov in the Bf4 line where white sacs a pawn with Be2 Qxg2 Bf3 Qg6. And says that Anand did not have enough for the pawn. This is all true, however the line Anand played after Qg6 d5 was the wrong approach to the line.
White actually has a roaring innitiative after the line Qe2 Qe6 d5 cxd5 0-0-0, where black is dying to survive.
Perlshtayn makes a HUGE oversight in not taking into account the potential for complete destruction of Black when White take the f7 pawn and the Rook on h8 in exchange for the black-squared Bishop of White and the eventual capture of the stuck White Knight on h8..... this is not impressive....
Thanks for the good videos (part 1 and 2) GM Perelshteyn and thanks for posting the notes Black_Knight. Both are very clear.
My notes from Part I & II:
The Scandinavian Qd6 is as follows: 1.e4 d5, 2.exd5 Qxd5, 3.Nc3 Qd6, 4.d4 c6 and white has 4 main alternatives:
The Nc4 variation: Nc4 Qc7, Qf3
The Bf4 variation: Bg4 Nd5,
The aggrissive f4 variation: f4 Nb6, g4 g6, g5 Nd7 (Eugene Perelshteyn recommendation), Ne4 Qc7, Bg2 Nxe5, fxe5 Bf4 (Be6)
Some things to remember when playing the Sacndinavian:
I am finding the Scandinavian with Qd6 is being played quite a lot now at club level. So the surprise element has gone somewhat.
Is there going to be a continuation of this series? What about the Modern Scandianvian lines....
Really enjoyed both parts - I plan to add this opening to alternate with my Sicilian and I have also been looking at the Caro-Kann so this is a nice compliment to that line.
Thanks for this lesson.
thanks a lot! Very interesting material.
excellent guide !!! thanks GM
In the Anand example black cannot really be better? Its true that Anand played 12.d5 and got less than nothing ( video stopped one move short here ), but 12.Qe2! is very strong. Black wants to exchange bishops with 12...h5, but white has 13.h3. I just think this position is very complicated and difficult to play.
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
In his second video on the Qd6 Scandinavian, GM Perelshteyn covers the main alternatives to the mainline, as well as several other likely ways your opponents might respond. Once you have seen these two videos, you will be fully prepared to face 1.e4!
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GM Eugene Perelshteyn
GM Perelshteyn learned chess from his father, a professional chess coach. His record of accomplishments is long; some of his honors include: 2000 US Junior Champion, represented the U.S. in 5 World Jr. Championships, led UMBC to 5 national college titles, and first place in 2003 Generation Chess Invitational, 2006 Foxwoods Open, and 2007 Spice Cup. As a chess teacher, he is the author of two bestsellers: Chess Openings for Black, Explained and Chess Openings for White, Explained (with GMs Dzindzihashvili and Alburt).
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