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What do you think of the Modern Scandinavian Gambit?

  • #41
    LeonSKennedy992 a écrit :
    SIowMove wrote:
    LeonSKennedy992 wrote:

    Can we all agree that the Modern Scandinavian gambit is a solid and sharp defense against e4, especially against sub-1700 players.

    It's certainly playable. A bit bland, though, for my tastes. With it, black adopts a more quiet, cautious approach.

    I've always believed that if you're going to play the Scandinavian, you should play the mainline and bring your queen storming out. Challenge white to prove you wrong.

    That's where the most fun and fireworks happen.

     

    Quiet?!?!?  The gambit line, especially the icelandic gambit of the scandinavian is anything but quiet.

    ok but u can't force this gambit...

    U can't tell an opening is agressive because a variation entered by white when white can play so much safer and better : it's like saying 1.e4 e5 very agressive for black because u can go for Falkbeer countergambit...

    Anyway, Icelandic gambit may be unsound, but that's another story...

  • #42
    Actually in Smerdon’s book, he advises the line 1. E4 d5 2. Exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bg4 instead of c6
  • #43
    I would never play that line of the Scandinavian... I have heard that 2700-level players as White win more often than not when playing against 2400-level players as Black.
  • #44
    There is no clear refutation to this, but the closest is 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 nf6 3. D4 bg4 4. F3 bf5 5. G4 it’s is still playable for black, but white will retain an advantage if played correctly
  • #45
    Kmatta wrote:
    There is no clear refutation to this, but the closest is 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 nf6 3. D4 bg4 4. F3 bf5 5. G4 it’s is still playable for black, but white will retain an advantage if played correctly

    totally agreed, sir.  But it is an enjoyable defense to play.  Do you agree?

  • #46

    The 'danish' scandinavian seems to be a good attacking choice against 1.e4 in bullet. I have done very well in bullet games with it (1+1).Although it seems poor,it can be occasionally played to throw him off the bill!

     

  • #47
    LeonSKennedy992 wrote:

    where black plays 2...Nf6, instead of immediately capturing d5 with the queen?

    Never play 2...Nf6 unless u know the opening theory well and you are confident about it. The opening is razor sharp for both sides. Instead you can play 2...Qxd5. If 3.Nc3 then 3...Qd6. This is the best line with which I have had lot of success. Black's pawn structure is very solid and he gets a pleasant position.

  • #48

    I avoid the Nf6 line due to unfamiliarity with it. 

  • #49
    Most people below 2400 have never studied the theory on this line. It would serve as a very good practical weapon in shorter and even against lower rated players classical time controls
  • #50
    It is still played sometimes in high level correspondence games
  • #51
    On March 30, 2017 It was played against Carlsen by Adhiban
  • #52
    So is this a closed topic?
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