Defense against 1.d4 for scandinavian defense player

DeirdreSkye
BobbyTalparov wrote:
poucin wrote:

Well, black's set up is fine but if u want to attack, not the good one...

But when someone like scandinavian/Caro Kann structure, it is indeed quite "exciting".

If you like to attack, would you really pick the Scandi as your e4 counter?

All openings can attack. Creativity doesn't have borders.

    Here is an  attacking game from the drawish French defense exchange variation.

 

 

RussBell
Ziggy_Zugzwang wrote:

On a recent thread a repertoire based on the Albin was mooted, and if 2Nf3, then the Stonewall was suggested for black. The idea being that 2Nf3 was sub optimal against this set up. An interesting idea...

This refers to the 1.d4 repertoire for Black presented in "My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black" by Vincent Moret.

The repertoire features the Albin Counter gambit against 1.d4 d4 2.c4 and the Stonewall Dutch against 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3.  The book does not attempt a comprehensive treatment of variations for these defenses, but instead provides a repertoire based on select dynamic, aggressive lines which emphasize themes more than memorization of myriad variations.  The book is designed to get you started playing these openings quickly, based on understanding of underlying ideas.   If you need to dig deeper into the defenses you will have to consult additional resources which treat them more comprehensively.  The author makes this point in the introduction to the book.

https://www.amazon.com/First-Chess-Opening-Repertoire-Ready/dp/9056917463/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519269954&sr=1-2&keywords=my+first+chess+opening+repertoire+for

 https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9050.pdf

Interesting also is that the Black repertoire against 1.e4 is the Scandinavian Defense - Portuguese Variation.

ichiro_bloodmoon

I like to mix it up and usually look to get into the Nimzo Indian or Queen's Indian Defense but I also mix it up sometimes with some Slav Defenses, Seni Slave, and Queen's Gambit Declined lines.

ichiro_bloodmoon

ichiro_bloodmoon wrote:

I like to mix it up and usually look to get into the Nimzo Indian or Queen's Indian Defense but I also mix it up sometimes with some Slav Defenses, Seni Slave, and Queen's Gambit Declined lines.

Semi* Slavs*