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one if my games with this line and i love it thank you very much master for this line , thank to you i am getting better and better in this acandivian line.
This series was good stuff, I'm certainly adding the Scandinavian to my repertoire against 1 e4. Many thanks!
very enjoyable, I must try it out
i liked it but missed part one and two. is there a way to retrieve learning videos u have missed.?
Questions for GM Perelshteyn
about the "Franco-Scandanavian"
when facing lower rated players
Before I ask my questions, here's a bit of background . . . .
Back when I was quite active in chess I played 1. e4 d5 pretty often and the reply was usually 2. exd5. Today when I face players around my own rating (I'm older and have slipped a bit) and use the Scandanavian Opening, frequently (33% -40%) I end up facing an advanced French version after 1. e4 d5 2. e5 Bc4 3. d4 e6. I love to play this opening because my greatest success in the Northern Colorado Chess League about 25 years ago was when after a master I knew played 1. e4 I looked stunned and said, "I've never seen that before" then paused to figure my defense. Without pausing he surprised me and said, "I always play this intending that and he pointed to e5 in a joking manner." I knew him well as I say and he was a bit of a cocky fellow so I quickly played 1. ... d5 and yes, his pride would NOT let him play anything but 2. e5 and virtually instantaneously, at that. I, of course, played Bc4 and we got into the Franco-Scandanavian that I now regularly encounter (but only against weaker oppostion) and after roughly 85 minutes he offered me a draw in a Rook + Opposite-colored Bishop endgame. That was one of about three highlights for me over five years of playing for Longmont in the NCL. Background completed, here's some questions:
1. Now I'm much older and have less time for chess I play much weaker players because my rating is lower. Naturally I encounter this opening much more commonly. However, while I'll win about 65% and draw perhaps 20% . . . I still lose far too often to this turkey of a White opening? Does this opening have anything at all to recommend it for White?
2. Would you discuss the dangers of playing the French vs. White (virtually a move down because of getting in 2. ... Bf5) vs. all the benefits to Black and plans for Black. And what dangers exist in this Frenchy line for Black and how to avoid them, please?
3. Because the Bf5 Bishop is still pretty "BAD" in this opening although better than in the regular French; and because when I get beat in the opening, that Bishop is often vulnerable to a Knight fork by the g1 Knight, I often trade off that Bishop for the White Knight on b1. What are the plusses and minuses of this decision? Is there a better plan?
4. Sometimes I get some huge-long white-squared pawn chains in this opening. Can you discuss the pros and cons of long chains here vs. just killing the White pawns?
5. What kind of endgames should we understand?
Thank you very much,
Bob VanDeHey (aka A1Rajjpuut)
not sure. Nf3 is just a bad move in d4 line because bg4 and black has the initiative
you repeated yourself 1000000000000000000000 times
I wish the optimistic sides of white's position would be made visible more
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
This weekend we bring our study of the Main Line Scandinavian Defense to a close, with GM Perelshteyn leading the way. Here we discuss two interesting alternatives to the main lines with 4.Bc4 and 5.d3 first, followed by the 4.g3 Fianchetto Variation. Remember not to capture the b4 pawn, and enjoy Eugene's summary of every you learned in this video series.
Intermediate | Advanced
Scandinavian Defense (B01)
Related: « Part 2
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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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