Opening preparation - Scandinavian defense 3.c4 part 1

Apr 3, 2016, 3:50 PM |

3.Nc3 is most played by white in the Scandinavian defense, but there's other good options like 3.d4, 3.Nf3 and also the rather unusual, but interesting 3.c4

I first would like to look at 3.c4 Qe4+! 4.Qe2?!, and then in part 2 and 3 look at the much better options : 4.Be2 and 4.Ne2

By coincidence I just had two games in a row where my opponents played the rather unsound 4.Qe2?! line.

Here they are as annotated games :


The 3.c2c4 line at database :
This very line at 365chess opening database :