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Excellent video on the Scandinavian Defense. It helped improve my understanding.
after qe2 why can't black take the pawn on c2?
At 8:13 if you copy & paste the following line:
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bc4 c6 7. Ne5 e6 8. g4 Bg6 9. h4 Nbd7 10. h5
Here you said 10...Be4 for black but engines recommendation is 10...Nxe5
thanks for the video, it make me to be understand.
I liked this video.thanks chess.com
I think the video is very intructive and look forward to watching the next one. Thanks so much !
In the line with immediate Ne5 where the black nights end up on g6 and f6, what do you think of rerouting the g6 knight to d5 through f4 rather than to f5? This would blockade the d4 pawn, and if white chooses to trade on d5, the knight on f6 could recapture, creating a nice outpost square. If white then played for c4, black could play b5, cementing the d5 night while simultaneously beginning a queen side pawn storm. Is there a specific reason why rerouting the knight to f5 is superior to this plan? Thanks for the great video series! The Scandinavian is my "backup weapon" when I don't feel like playing the Caro-Kann versus 1e5, and I think it has great surprise value at the club level.
You're saying that black is not playing for a draw in the classical caro-kann?
terrible version of the classical caro-kann, looks like black is just playing for a draw.
I like the Be6 solution. Very helpful thanks!
a lot of similarites to the Scandinavian Qd6. I am enjoying this series very much. Thanks
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
Learning a new opening is about more than just the "main line theory". You must understand the position from a general sense, as well as all the critical side lines. That's where GM Eugene Perelshteyn comes in! Take a look into white's early Ne5 options with Eugene, and note black's, on occasion, slightly "UN-orthodoxed" approach. Enjoy!
Intermediate | Advanced
Scandinavian Defense: Mieses-Kotroc, Main Line (B01)
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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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