• 23 months ago


    CoolCoolCoolnice series

    goes well with danny,s caro pawn structure lectures

    also i see karpovs dabbled with scandy in rapids

  • 4 years ago


    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.

  • 4 years ago


    This series was good stuff, I'm certainly adding the Scandinavian to my repertoire against 1 e4. Many thanks!

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    very enjoyable, I must try it out

  • 4 years ago


    i liked it but missed part one and two. is there a way to retrieve learning videos u have missed.?

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    Very good

  • 4 years ago


                                       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)

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  • 4 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    not sure. Nf3 is just a bad move in d4 line because bg4 and black has the initiative

  • 4 years ago


    you repeated yourself 1000000000000000000000 times

  • 4 years ago


    I wish the optimistic sides of white's position would be made visible more

  • 4 years ago


    ._. mah!?

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