• 11 months ago


    Ditto. Thanks GM Perelshteyn.

  • 20 months ago



    is realy bad move.

  • 21 months ago


    Really useful.  I have been using this opening for the last few months. Very satisfying.

  • 22 months ago


    I dont beleive all this after  e4 d5,exd5 Qxd5,Nc3 Qd6, d4 Nf6,

    Nf3 c6, Ne5 Nbd7, Nc4 Qc7, Qf3 Nb6, Bf4 QD7, Why not now Ne5!now where is the Queen going? back to d8? after 0-0-0 Black has to dig himselve out of a Rat Hole. Why is Black subjecting himselve to all this? The Queen is pushed all over the board for what reason, certainly not for the easy flow of his pieces.

    Would you like to play from this position !?

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks, can't wait to try it out in some blitz and bullet

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks again

  • 3 years ago

    NM NoRematch

    Here's a PGN of the lecture.

  • 4 years ago


    Hi there,

    While I was looking for a video showing White‘s chances here, this video is still very nice.

    Anyway: I have two questions: 1. How does c6 prepare Bg4? 2. On 12:00, is Ne5 Qxd4 Rd1 an idea for White? The datebase only gives one game, namely – which was won by White.

    Regards, Keba

  • 4 years ago


    I was always it to it , Now I mastered it, thanks

  • 5 years ago


    @Reversearp please play c5 immediately to 2.e5 preventing white d4. You get advanced french with no weakness of c8 bishop. Goodluck.

  • 5 years ago


    I have been trying to play this defense in 10 minute games but rarely does my opponent actually play 2. exd5.  They usually play 2. e5.

    Any opinions on the best response to 2. e5?  I haven't found one that I'm happy with.

  • 5 years ago


    This is a great video and is a great way to learn openings.

  • 5 years ago


    I think Eugene Perelshyteyn does the best opening videos I've ever seen.  Clear, thorough, and at a pace you can grasp.  Excellent teaching by an obviously superb player.  More.

  • 5 years ago


    Thank you for this analysis. I'm going to try it out.

  • 5 years ago


    My fritz 12 likes a6 instead of c6

  • 6 years ago


    thanks. will give it a try.

  • 6 years ago


    Prefer play 3...Qa5 or check with QueenFrown

  • 6 years ago


    My notes from video:

    GM Eugene Perelshteyn teaches the Scandinavian Qd6... Part I of II series

    The Scandinavian Qd6 is as follows: e4 d5, exd5 Qxd5, Nc3 Qd6, d4 c3. At this point white has 3 main alternative:

    • Be2 followed by castling. This is easy for black to create his ideal structure, as follows: Bg4, e6, Nbd7, Be7, 0-0
    • g6 this is also easy for black to create his ideal structure. The key for black is to remember to get it's light-squared B outside of his pawn chain. Once the perfect setup has been created, black focuses on playing against white's d4-P.
    • Ne5 the main line that Eugene Perelsheyn examines in the video. From this position white has three main responses:
      1. Nc4 - Eugene Perelshteyn analyze this line on this video
      2. Bf4
      3. f4

    I like how Black:

    • has Qd8 in response to Nb5 which attacks black's d6-Q and weak c7-P.  Qd8 removes the threat on the Q while still protecting the c7-P. Now black can kick the N with c6 unless white tries to add more pressure to the c7-P with Bf4, then black has Nd5 to attack white's f4-B while providing the needed additional support for the c7-P. 
    • lures the white's N to c3 and makes it become a neusense for white.
    • immediately challenges white's e5-N with Nd7

    I like how White:

    • plays Ne5, this is very unpleasant because it prevents black from playing Bg4, it takes away black's key outpost, and allows white to play Bf4 or Qf3. To play against Ne5, black must immediately challenge the N with Nbd7.

    The Nc4 variation, Nc4 Qc7, Qf3

    • White is threatening Bf4 which attacks black's c7-Q. If black ignores this threat and plays e6, white plays Bf4 chasing black's Q to d8 and creating a nice outpost on d6 for his c4-N to use.
    • The key move for black is Nb6. The idea is to make the d7-square available for the Q  when black plays Bf4.
    • The idea of having black's Q on d7 is to play Qg4 and exchange Qs to go into the endgame.
    • However, if white exchange Ns and castle's long, playing Qg4 is not advisable; black redirects his attack to the Q-side with: e6, b5, Be7 and 0-0.
    • Another interesting line is if white returns his c4-N to e5, then black has Be6 so that if white now plays Bf4 black has Nd4 attacking the f4-B. At this point, it may look like white has a beautiful discover attack with Ng6, leaving black's Q+R en prised, but black has Nxf4 and now the white N would be domed after taking the R.

    The main line analyzed goes like this: e4 d5, exd5 Qxd5, Nc3 Qd6, d4 Nf6, Nf3 c6, Ne5 Nbd7, Nc4 Qc7, Qf3 Nb6, Bf4 Qd7

  • 6 years ago


    nice n suprising ;)

  • 7 years ago


    i'm one of the top specialists in the world when it comes to the 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+?!

    it's good enough to beat GMs in quick games but too weak in slow games to be taken seriously.  everyone who knows recognizes that 3...Qd6 is now the mainline Scandinavian with Tiviakov leading the way.  bronstein played it from time to time and it comes almost as a surprise that the variation isn't named after him.  many in the past have been burned when it comes to claiming respect in the openings.  hey, nobody said opening theory was fair.    

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