Webinar 22. How to Beat Scandinavian Defense

Webinar 22. How to Beat Scandinavian Defense

FM Gertsog

Dear Chess Friends!

How often do you have to play against Scandinavian Defense? Looks like not as most competitive opening, but white players always face with some difficulties. How to avoid them? Just learn how to play this opening and get the positions you want and you are familiar with!

Scandinavian is quite popular nowadays. It’s played by such players as Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk & Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Of course, almost all top players play this opening from time to time, especially in blitz games.

Why do people play Scandinavian Defense? Well, of course, the short answer is because black player wants to overtake the initiative. However, if white plays properly, he can get opening advantage. The other to play it for black is that there are not much opening theory and many people just don’t know how to play for white.

Let's become the exception! Let’s learn how to play against Scandinavian Defense for white. And I want to invite you to my 22nd webinar: “How to Beat Scandinavian Defense”. On this webinar I’m not only going to share my experience of playing this opening, but will explain how to play this or that variation and get the advantage for white! That’s why by the end of the webinar you will be well-prepared in this opening and will be able to avoid difficulties in your games.

The webinar starts on Sunday (1st of March) at 10 a.m. (EST), 3 p.m. (GMT), 6 p.m. (Moscow time). This webinar is free.

Please, register for the webinar with this link:


Please, don’t forget to register in advance and reserve your spot in case of high number of attendees.

If you attend such webinar for the first time – please, read the information below:

What to expect from the webinar?

I’m going to conduct this webinar as a group and interactive chess lesson. I prepared questions and exercises for you and I want you to suggest the moves, plans and share your ideas on the webinar.

Why group lessons are important?
I’m studying and teaching chess for many years and I’m absolutely sure that the key to success in chess depends on proper training methods. That’s why I have no doubts that a training program for almost any student should consist of:

  • Individual lessons (where the coach tries to explain and correct mistakes that the student makes)
  • Puzzles solving (can be part of the lesson or a homework)
  • Group lessons (where students may learn openings and typical plans that can be applied in certain types of positions. Group lessons also help to analyze common mistakes that many students make. And of course, group lessons increase competition between students and stimulate them to get ahead of each other!)
  • Tournament games (why not online games? Because, only tournament games keep you concentrated from the beginning to the very end of the game. This is where you can improve)

See you on the webinar!
FM Victor Neustroev