Scandi - part 3

Apr 1, 2016, 12:47 PM |

If you play Scandinavian defense as black, you must be a bit prepared! Because white has many options, apart from the 3.Nc3 main line.

The 3.Nc3 main line is very popular but has one obvious drawback : It blocks the c2 pawn, and prevents white to have a "broad" center in some positions, as well as being able to push away a black knight on d5 with c2c4.

There's for example 3.d2d4 and also 3.Nf3 to choose from for white.

Let's have a quick look at the 3.Nf3 line here :

Perhaps also interesting to read :

B01 Scandinavian Defense 2...Qxd5 3.Nf3 for White. - ChessRecipes

When White choses not to attack the Q on move 3 of Scandinavian