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  • 5 months ago

    LacksCreativity

    Thanks, can't wait to try it out in some blitz and bullet

  • 8 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thanks again

  • 15 months ago

    NM NoRematch

    Here's a PGN of the lecture.



  • 19 months ago

    Kebay

    Hi there,

    While I was looking for a video showing White‘s chances here, this video is still very nice.

    Anyway: I have two questions: 1. How does c6 prepare Bg4? 2. On 12:00, is Ne5 Qxd4 Rd1 an idea for White? The chess.com datebase only gives one game, namely http://www.chess.com/games/view?id=13172297 – which was won by White.

    Regards, Keba

  • 20 months ago

    munromanning

    I was always it to it , Now I mastered it, thanks

  • 2 years ago

    duvvurisubrahmanyam

    @Reversearp please play c5 immediately to 2.e5 preventing white d4. You get advanced french with no weakness of c8 bishop. Goodluck.

  • 2 years ago

    Reversearp

    I have been trying to play this defense in 10 minute games but rarely does my opponent actually play 2. exd5.  They usually play 2. e5.

    Any opinions on the best response to 2. e5?  I haven't found one that I'm happy with.

  • 2 years ago

    gyrados_2002

    This is a great video and is a great way to learn openings.

  • 3 years ago

    wormtownpaul

    I think Eugene Perelshyteyn does the best opening videos I've ever seen.  Clear, thorough, and at a pace you can grasp.  Excellent teaching by an obviously superb player.  More.

  • 3 years ago

    scott88688

    Thank you for this analysis. I'm going to try it out.

  • 3 years ago

    chesskia

    My fritz 12 likes a6 instead of c6

  • 4 years ago

    Chacku

    thanks. will give it a try.

  • 4 years ago

    marinas

    Prefer play 3...Qa5 or check with QueenFrown

  • 4 years ago

    Black__Knight

    My notes from video:

    GM Eugene Perelshteyn teaches the Scandinavian Qd6... Part I of II series

    The Scandinavian Qd6 is as follows: e4 d5, exd5 Qxd5, Nc3 Qd6, d4 c3. At this point white has 3 main alternative:

    • Be2 followed by castling. This is easy for black to create his ideal structure, as follows: Bg4, e6, Nbd7, Be7, 0-0
    • g6 this is also easy for black to create his ideal structure. The key for black is to remember to get it's light-squared B outside of his pawn chain. Once the perfect setup has been created, black focuses on playing against white's d4-P.
    • Ne5 the main line that Eugene Perelsheyn examines in the video. From this position white has three main responses:
      1. Nc4 - Eugene Perelshteyn analyze this line on this video
      2. Bf4
      3. f4

    I like how Black:

    • has Qd8 in response to Nb5 which attacks black's d6-Q and weak c7-P.  Qd8 removes the threat on the Q while still protecting the c7-P. Now black can kick the N with c6 unless white tries to add more pressure to the c7-P with Bf4, then black has Nd5 to attack white's f4-B while providing the needed additional support for the c7-P. 
    • lures the white's N to c3 and makes it become a neusense for white.
    • immediately challenges white's e5-N with Nd7

    I like how White:

    • plays Ne5, this is very unpleasant because it prevents black from playing Bg4, it takes away black's key outpost, and allows white to play Bf4 or Qf3. To play against Ne5, black must immediately challenge the N with Nbd7.

    The Nc4 variation, Nc4 Qc7, Qf3

    • White is threatening Bf4 which attacks black's c7-Q. If black ignores this threat and plays e6, white plays Bf4 chasing black's Q to d8 and creating a nice outpost on d6 for his c4-N to use.
    • The key move for black is Nb6. The idea is to make the d7-square available for the Q  when black plays Bf4.
    • The idea of having black's Q on d7 is to play Qg4 and exchange Qs to go into the endgame.
    • However, if white exchange Ns and castle's long, playing Qg4 is not advisable; black redirects his attack to the Q-side with: e6, b5, Be7 and 0-0.
    • Another interesting line is if white returns his c4-N to e5, then black has Be6 so that if white now plays Bf4 black has Nd4 attacking the f4-B. At this point, it may look like white has a beautiful discover attack with Ng6, leaving black's Q+R en prised, but black has Nxf4 and now the white N would be domed after taking the R.

    The main line analyzed goes like this: e4 d5, exd5 Qxd5, Nc3 Qd6, d4 Nf6, Nf3 c6, Ne5 Nbd7, Nc4 Qc7, Qf3 Nb6, Bf4 Qd7

  • 4 years ago

    Gagandeep91

    nice n suprising ;)

  • 4 years ago

    MegaSleezoid

    i'm one of the top specialists in the world when it comes to the 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+?!

    it's good enough to beat GMs in quick games but too weak in slow games to be taken seriously.  everyone who knows recognizes that 3...Qd6 is now the mainline Scandinavian with Tiviakov leading the way.  bronstein played it from time to time and it comes almost as a surprise that the variation isn't named after him.  many in the past have been burned when it comes to claiming respect in the openings.  hey, nobody said opening theory was fair.    

  • 5 years ago

    metalpawn

       Very instructive video !!  i learnt a lot !!!  thanks GM

  • 5 years ago

    BORIKAN

    I LIKE IT.......

  • 5 years ago

    Ravendon

    Grandmaster,

    How do you think this would fare in a medium size tournament of let's say 100 people. Let's assume maybe 6 FMs, along with only a few IMs. Would a ELO 1700 player or below be able to play this and get to a playable middlegame?

    I've been looking for an opening to replace the French Defense for some of my students as they don't seem to have the tolerance of slow games.

    Besides the videos you will produce, can you recommend a few key games in this variation for further study, sort of like homework? 

    Or perhaps, there is a pgn archive of this variation somewhere that you know of?

    Thanks. 

    One suggestion would be to follow this game up with an annotated game article that we can play through with typical themes out of this opening, which can complement this video lecture.

  • 5 years ago

    Virginia-Ron

    Excellent video and instructions. Thanks!

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