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Houska's Scandinavian
Any review for Jovanka Houska's new book?
Which lines are covered after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3? 3...Qd6, or 3...Qa5?

Started 05/04/09 at 14:06:32 by BABYBIRD
3 3236 Last Post 03/14/11 at 13:17:17
By: nyoke
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Modern theory on the Qxd5-Nc3-Qa5 scandinavian
It's considered an inferior opening,how to exploit it's weaknesses and turn it into a win? Be it by strategic or tactical means.
Talking mainly about the Qxd5 Nc3 Qa5 lines here.
I'm perfect...

Started 02/02/11 at 16:35:07 by TheOutsider
1 1682 Last Post 02/02/11 at 16:42:42
By: MNb
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Modern theory on the scandinavian(white)
It's considered an inferior opening,how to exploit it's weaknesses and turn it into a win? Be it by strategic or tactical means.
Talking mainly about the Qxd5 Nc3 Qa5 lines here.
I'm perfect...

Started 01/28/11 at 13:01:54 by TheOutsider
1 1641 Last Post 01/28/11 at 13:34:11
By: Fausto Alava-Moreno
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Patzer Shirov Scandinavian Lines ...
Hey all, if this has been addressed in the forum already, I apologize. I've recently been experimenting with the Scandi, and at least in blitz, liking the results. (I'm an Alekhine devotee first thoug...

Started 01/25/11 at 07:20:19 by VitolinishBoom
5 3022 Last Post 01/25/11 at 19:36:22
By: Keano
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How to meet the scandinavian
I have a lot of troubles in meeting the scandinavian. I dont know how to meet the solid c6-e6 wall of black. I simply have no plans, dont know where to put my pieces and what to do with my pawns. So i...

Started 01/07/11 at 18:26:13 by Waster
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25 12341 Last Post 01/19/11 at 16:49:54
By: Keano
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Scandinavian 9...Qxf6
In the following Scandinavian Variation
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bc4 Bf5 7.Bd2 e6 8.Nd5 Qd8 9.Nxf6+ Qxf6 10.Qe2 Nd7 11.O-O-O Bg4 12.d5 Bxf3 13.gxf3 cxd5 14.Bxd5 O-O-O 15....

Started 05/31/04 at 14:59:57 by Bonsai
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23 14370 Last Post 10/30/10 at 01:15:43
By: Ametanoitos
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Reasons to Play the Scandinavian?
Hey Guys,
I have a chess student, 1800 rated USCF, who wants to play the scandinavian defense. I have never really thought highly of this opening. It just seems to hand white an easy game with co...

Started 02/14/10 at 06:41:22 by Reverse
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22 15561 Last Post 10/06/10 at 11:32:30
By: Bibs
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Martin's Scandinavian (Easy Way DVD)
Hello,
I was wondering if there has been any critical improvements or ideas since Andrew Martin's DVD came out.
Basically, how are the ...Qd6 lines holding up these days? 
Is it still ...

Started 06/05/06 at 22:46:37 by Nietzsche
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By: Sylvester
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A simple solution in the 3.Nf3 scandinavian?
After the end of the Ikaria Open in Greece, we discussed together with the winner of the event GM Moradiabadi Elshan some positions and one of them was the 3.Nf3 scandinavian 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nf3...

Started 07/24/10 at 14:59:14 by Ametanoitos
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By: Fllg
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Scandanavian - A New Wrinkle
I discussed the following line on the forum a couple years back without reaching a clear verdict, since then there have been a few recent games played, but still it is difficult to draw any definitive...

Started 04/27/10 at 13:14:37 by TopNotch
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By: TopNotch
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Jadual, icelandic and Nf3?
HI all,
WHile studying I "found" two interesting gambits for black!  Most probably know them 1.e4 d5 2.ed5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 is Icelandic and 3.d4 Bg4 the porteguese and now 3.Nf3 is the "spoiler".  E...

Started 05/26/10 at 00:04:55 by Zatara
5 5412 Last Post 05/26/10 at 23:19:30
By: Zatara
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Critical line in scandinavian
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5.
Nf3 c6 6. Bc4 Bf5 7. Bd2 e6 8. Nd5 Qd8 9. Nxf6+ Qxf6 10. Qe2 Bg4 11. d5 Bxf3
12. gxf3 cxd5 13. Bxd5 Nd7 14. O-O-O Ba3 (14... O-O-O) 15. c3 O-O-...

Started 04/17/10 at 15:32:04 by gewgaw
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By: gewgaw
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2...Nf6 Scandinavian question
In her recent book, Houska states that after the sequence 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nxd5 4 Bc4 that 4...e6 is a "solid alternative" to the more common 4...Nb6.  However, 4...e6 entails the forced loss ...

Started 04/22/10 at 12:44:14 by sharpplay
4 3069 Last Post 04/23/10 at 08:25:07
By: zoo - Ex Member
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A new trend in the Scandinavian?
Looking at the EU-ch games i noticed that after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Nf3 g6!? a la Kramnik had some good results and no refutation found. This variation seems to has another practical advan...

Started 03/19/10 at 09:13:28 by Ametanoitos
3 3140 Last Post 03/22/10 at 15:49:42
By: Ametanoitos
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A good line against the ...Qd6 Scandinavian
Can anyone recommend a simple, stable line of play against the ....Qd6 Scandinavian.
I'm not too worried about 'equality', but would like to see Black kept 'in his box' a little and denied simple...

Started 01/28/10 at 22:49:50 by naughtyknight
6 3467 Last Post 03/02/10 at 23:27:17
By: Quickturtle
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Current Status of Qd6
I was just wondering what the current status of the Qd6 Scandinavian was, I know that in some lines c6 doesn't turn out well at all but what about a6 lines?

Started 04/02/07 at 01:05:13 by JonHecht
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By: Markovich
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Scandinavian Qd6 at Wijk aan Zee
The Scandinavian 3...Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 was featured three times at Wijk aan Zee.
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Dominguez-Ivanchuk 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nc4 Qc7 8.d5 ...

Started 02/09/10 at 08:41:23 by VikingForce
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By: Quickturtle
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What to play against Scandinavian in must-win game
I must win a club game next week against a Scandinavian player. He almost always plays the ... Qxd5, ... Qd5-a5 line. His quirk is that he always plays ... Qa5-c7 immediately if/when I play Bc1-d2.<br...

Started 12/25/09 at 12:29:39 by notyetagm
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By: TN
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Jovanka's Scandinavian
Book is out, any reviews yet ?

Started 10/14/09 at 13:24:10 by nyoke
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By: Sylvester
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..g6 in Scandinavian
hi
is the idea of playing ...g6 in the ...Nf6 Scandinavian reckoned to be much good?  I only noticed this idea today and have had a look at it in an online database and it seems to do quite well ...

Started 12/05/09 at 15:23:29 by Glen_Rotten
10 6071 Last Post 12/09/09 at 13:33:05
By: Keano
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