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I've watched this series before. I can't remember it enough. I just barely won against this opening as white.
How does 4·C6 develop the white bishop?It can already move to f4 and to g5.
rn1qkb1r/ppp1p3/4p1Qp/4N3/4n3/8/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K2R b KQkq -
wonderful knowledge here, especially for a guy like me thats wants to use the scan as their main response to e4. even though it's far more advanced than i am, and my opponents wont reach positions such as this, the 'themes' of development and attack still apply, and there are plenty of ways to win if they dont take any of these lines.
I love the Scanidinavian for black, Heres my recent game played on the instructions...Lot of chance for Tactics.....Thanks to GM Perelshtyn!
Wish you cover more of sidelines videos on this opening....
here one more game about this great opening . please comment it.
thank you !
The scandi is in my repertoire @ present so, I needed good instruction thereon. And this is and excellent video!
Great video! thanks.
I like the concept of this opening, earlier i was more inclined towards sicilian defence against king's (e4) pawn opening. In my next games i am going to definitely give this opening a try. it's really a worth.
justrookin i am agreed with you but i think than this line of the scandivian defence can work better for positional players for the panw structures, for more agressive player i recomment better after exd5 play Nf6, but for positiona and strategies players Qxd5 can be the best line and on the end black still slighly better than white , black just have to know how to handle the white's moves and all the game :).
Thanks for sharing the games... I am liking the position more and more. I think what also makes it a good position is that your Queen is very safe, but white feels compelled to attack your queen instead of making stronger development moves. It does not take long to find black in a better position than white.
here i am going to shere with everyone 2 games about this theory i can say than it's work very well , like to play scandivian but i never tried before QXd5 becuase i consider that like a bad move i always just to play after exd5 , Nf6, but i saw these videos from this nice GM and well i am the kind of guy who like to experiment with new ideas and i just play this line, these game than i am going to show both of them were 3minutes blitz games without increment time per sec, so i have to improve very quickly the moves also i want to remark that i am a higher player than the rating i show in this game i am new on that webside and i am getting up my rating in there, sorry if my english isn't enought or if i have a very bad grammar but my first language is spanish so i am trying to improve my english for everyone in this forum can understand what i am saying, than you and i hope any comment and ideas about this line of the scandivian i also want to thank!!! the GM eugene perelshteyn to introduce with all us this line of the scandivian defence, i hope this GM continues do tutorials about this line thank you. here are the games. and the two games i am color black my nick name is the mongol.lol
The scandinavian is a great opening for average club players playing with black. Even if the many positions seen in this video do not arise systematically, (ask Justrooking about it!) there is much to be learned about the way to handle and take advantage of the unorthodox pawn structures presented here. Thank you Mr. Perelshteyn. Keep up the good work.
Thank you very much for your opening videos, GM Perelshteyn. I look forward to developing this Scandinavian repertoire, as I continue my search for a defense I like against 1. e4. Your 6... Na6 KID videos were phenomenal as well, and I have taken it upon myself to know those lines forwards and backwards. It's much easier when I can always refresh myself with your videos.
With that in mind, what defense would you suggest for a player who enjoys the 6... Na6 King's Indian Defense variation? I like playing positionally, although I lose quite a few games to tactics while all I'm aiming for is improving my pieces. I've experimented with the Pirc and the French primarily, and while I feel like I can play those openings, don't always feel good about my position.
Ok... I like this position and am slowly getting comfortable with it. I turned out this game last night. I have to say that after queen A5, many opponents get locked up in what to do, I love this position.
This works in theory, however, your opponent (rated 1200) is not going to make the moves white does in this example game... and in the end you end up with no such positions as shown here. : ) Just ask me! I tried these techniques all day. In the example he even showed us multiple variations... not one person today made even a similar move as in the examples.
Good video, slightly advanced for me but will come in handy I am sure in the future of my game. It does still help me understand ways of thinking ahead of my currant two to three move game.
Excellent video.... thanks for sharing this.
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
GM Eugene Perelshteyn is back this October to continue his series on the Scandinavian Defense. Today he launches the first of three videos designed to discuss the main line 3... Qa5 variation. For players looking for a solid, and surprisingly dangerous, weapon to add to their black opening repertoire, these videos are a must! Take notes as GM Perelshteyn strikes fear into the hearts of 1.e4 players everywhere!
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GM Eugene Perelshteyn
GM Perelshteyn learned chess from his father, a professional chess coach. His record of accomplishments is long; some of his honors include: 2000 US Junior Champion, represented the U.S. in 5 World Jr. Championships, led UMBC to 5 national college titles, and first place in 2003 Generation Chess Invitational, 2006 Foxwoods Open, and 2007 Spice Cup. As a chess teacher, he is the author of two bestsellers: Chess Openings for Black, Explained and Chess Openings for White, Explained (with GMs Dzindzihashvili and Alburt).
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