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Scandinavian with 3...Qd6 - 5 Nge2!?
I'm mostly happy with the Scandinavian main lines starting with 5 Nf3 etc. from the White side, but is there any reason why the slightly hacky 5 Nge2 isn't more popular? The idea is of course Bf4, fol...

Started 08/01/19 at 23:00:38 by mn
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Strike first with the Scandinavian
Has anybody got this DVD from Bauer? How does it compare to Play the Scandinavian?

Started 06/30/19 at 15:56:30 by TD
2 708 Last Post 07/16/19 at 13:48:33
By: RoleyPoley
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Scandinavian 2...Nf6 3.Nf3: Greet and Shaw
In Beating Unusual Chess Defences: 1.e4 Andrew Greet recommended meeting the Scandinavian with 3.Nf3, whether Black's second move is ...Qxd5 or ...Nf6.
John Shaw says that, after 2...Nf6, 3.d4 "...

Started 07/11/19 at 21:39:19 by Straggler
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By: mn
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Is "The solid Scandinavian" really solid?
IM Andrew Martin published a new 60-minutes-DVD about "The solid Scandinavian", suggesting 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qd8 4 d4 Nf6 5 Nf3 Bg4, exchanging bishop against knight.
If White plays 1 e4 ...

Started 12/28/16 at 14:04:37 by alyechin
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By: Seeley
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Vicious move order trick
In today's game against Merry, Mickey Adams demonstrated a tricky move order against a Qxd5, Qa5 Scandinavian and effectively won on the eighth move.


Started 10/07/15 at 18:22:38 by RdC
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SCANDINAVIAN 2...Nf6 ?!
Three Questions:
1. Am i the last crazy warrior, suffering with this line, or are there some others anywhere outside?
2. What are the sweet-lines for white (except the Panov)?
3. Is the...

Started 01/13/04 at 09:02:36 by Helmut Kreindl (Guest)
12 6025 Last Post 04/12/18 at 22:53:15
By: rooksway18
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Scandinavian with 3...Qd5 and 5...a6
First time poster here.
I ran into this line recently and ended up in some trouble. Having never studied it in any depth, my understanding was roughly "against 3...Qd6 simply play g3, Bg2 against...

Started 02/21/18 at 12:34:26 by Bancrates
2 1341 Last Post 02/21/18 at 13:12:03
By: TD
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1.e4 d5 2.Nc3 dxe4 3.Nxe4 Qd5!? 4.?
What do Van Geet/Dunst-players play against 3...Qd5? Do they enter the Scandinavian via 4.Nc3 or do they play something else?

Started 11/06/17 at 15:23:23 by TD
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By: MartinC
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Scandinavian 3...Qd6 Busted According to Tiviakov
Hi Guys,
In ChessBase Magazine #167 Sergei Tiviakov did a Video Clip on the 3...Qd6 Scandi, concluding that it was no longer playable. During his presentation he cites one of his recent black gam...

Started 02/20/16 at 21:12:32 by TopNotch
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By: Avatar
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Kiel Trap: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.c4 Nb4
A thread to discuss the so-called "Kiel Trap" (in German: Kieler Falle). Let's see whether 5.a3 is a clear refutation, or not.
To add a historical perspective, here is the stem game of the syste...

Started 07/20/17 at 23:23:25 by Stefan Buecker
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By: MNb
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Tiviakov Variation!?
Why hasn't any (recent) author or strong player named 3...Qd6 the Tiviakov Variation, if a variation is often named after a strong player who played and studied a line intensively, and also published ...

Started 06/11/17 at 09:31:32 by TD
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The Safest Scandinavian
Does anyone have this book?
I'm thinking about learning this defence. Would I be better with Kasparovs book or this?
Thanks.

Started 02/15/17 at 20:29:28 by buddho
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By: tipau
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Secrets of opening surprises/Scandinavian 3...Qd8
Edition 4 by Jeroen Bosch "SOS - Schach ohne Scheuklappen" (english title: Secrets of Opening surprises) covers an analysis of 3...Qd8 in the Scandinavian opening. I just ordered the book. According t...

Started 07/09/06 at 17:36:51 by Sax83
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By: AntonioAg
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"Modernes Skandinavisch" by Wahls
Do "Modernes Skandinavisch" 1 & 2 by Wahls offer anything extra compared to "The Modern Scandinavian" by Wahls, Muller & Langrock?
I also have "The 3...Qd8 Scandinavian" by Lowinger, but no "basi...

Started 06/03/16 at 10:50:27 by TD
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By: TD
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From Caro-Kann to Scandinavian!?
Because I am not so happy with the Caro-Kann anymore I was wondering if any of you Scandinavian-players have switched from the Caro-Kann or play both? Any comments?

Started 11/04/15 at 19:09:24 by TD
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Scandinavian Portuguese...again!?
Hi all!
In response to Stefan Buecker's demand I publish two of my recent correspondent games played in that fascinating variation. Both were played in Bulgaria's Individual Correspondent Semi-fi...

Started 06/29/11 at 08:29:56 by Vass
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By: PatzerNoster
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Playing the Scandinavian
One thing that seems to favor the Scandinavian over other defenses is the lack of anti's, since you're usually going to get your chosen variation on the board. There is a lot of new information availa...

Started 12/08/15 at 20:03:22 by Marcellus
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By: Marcellus
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Scandinavian with Qd6 and 5...g6
Hi,
Doest anyone know why in the main line of the Scandi with Qd6, Tiviakov seems to prefer 5...g6 (vs. 5...c6 in its DVD)?
Thks

Started 10/18/13 at 12:31:35 by Patrick de Normandie
2 3165 Last Post 11/26/15 at 13:00:25
By: tipau
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Let's squash the Tennison Gambit once and for all
1.e4 d5 2.Nf3
Let's squash it. Post some lines, if you would be so kind. Or do you all secretly play it?!

Started 07/25/15 at 05:42:34 by Ama17
1 1899 Last Post 07/25/15 at 14:25:06
By: proustiskeen
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Centre Counter/Scandinavian playable CB eBook
I've just uploaded the brand new Centre Counter/Scandinavian playable eBook, containing guiding text, ChessPub Guides and over 280 annotated games. Smiley

Started 03/28/15 at 00:01:30 by GMTonyKosten
2 2157 Last Post 04/25/15 at 05:00:46
By: mattchess
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