the scandinavian defence
This will be my first in a series of blogs that will discuss my preferred response to the 1.e4 move. The Scandinavian. When I first started playing chess in a more competitive way my only exposure to this opening was that presented to me by a few close friends who, where to say the least, skeptics of the opening and did not give it half a chance. But now three years later, I have a much different view. I spent much of my chess history (a short one compared to most) playing the Caro Kann. As anyone who has a subtle understanding of both Scandinavian and caro kann openings will note there similarities on a few lines. So the transition was not to abrupt.