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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...
totally agreed, sir. But it is an enjoyable defense to play. Do you agree?
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!
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.
I avoid the Nf6 line due to unfamiliarity with it.