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"Almost definitive refutation" of the Qd8 Scandi
In Peon de Rey 141, de la Villa has published almost an almost definitive refutation of the ...Qd8 Scandinavian. ("refutación definitiva...o casi")
Here are some interesting sample lines:
1....

Started 09/11/19 at 22:38:12 by IM_Serious
11 1621 Last Post 09/19/19 at 22:25:58
By: Monocle
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"Declined" Scandinavian 2. Nc3
What is the consensus on the best approach for black to "declined" scandinvian 1.e4 d5 2.Nc3!?
Here is my brief "analysis" and I am looking for more suggestions and ideas from the Scandinavian ex...

Started 04/06/05 at 14:42:33 by Antonos
8 3646 Last Post 05/05/05 at 06:04:36
By: Paddy
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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
3 3074 Last Post 06/05/16 at 18:25:17
By: TD
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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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1.e4 d5 2.ed Qd5 3.Nc3 Qd6!?
Mr. Martin: Have you written on ths variation before? If not, what is your opinion of it?
Thanks,
Bela Geczy

Started 06/23/03 at 16:32:33 by belaji
1 1959 Last Post 06/26/03 at 16:11:10
By: IMAndrewMartin
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1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.d4 Nc6 4.Nf3
I am starting this topic for the discussion of the line
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.d4 Nc6 4.Nf3 or in the Nimzovich move order, 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nf3
Now according to TopNotch, The move 4...e....
If th

Started 05/03/08 at 23:17:36 by linksspringer
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By: Vass
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1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.b4 !?
Could anybody tell me about this variation of the Center Counter which I find very interesting ?  Roll Eyes
Does anybody know if I could find some theory about it on the web ?
Thanks.

Started 08/05/05 at 16:53:23 by e4wins
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26 8036 Last Post 08/24/05 at 04:45:41
By: Bruce (Guest)
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1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3
As an 2... Sf3 player i entered the subject postion after the move order 1.e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qd6 5.Nf3
What is more promising as a continuation 5...a6 or 5... Bg4?
Found some...

Started 09/15/04 at 10:15:18 by snakeplissken (Guest)
1 1417 Last Post 09/15/04 at 22:04:51
By: MNb
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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
5 2506 Last Post 11/06/17 at 22:29:20
By: MartinC
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1.e4 d5 2.Nf3!?
I was wondering if anyone had tried to transpose to a white form of the budapest with 1.e4 d5 2. Nf3 (or incidently with 1.Nf3 d5 2. e4). It seems to hold and there are some stunning miniatures when y...

Started 12/27/03 at 10:09:05 by Andrew Stephen Voss (Guest)
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25 14191 Last Post 11/15/05 at 08:13:08
By: CraigEvans
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10... Nb6 in the Scandinavian
In The Scandinavian (2nd edition), on page 18 Emms gives 10... Nb6!? as an alternative to 10... Bxc3 in one of the main lines of the Scandinavian (1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Nf6 ...

Started 12/19/08 at 02:40:04 by Phobetor (Ex Member)
2 1615 Last Post 12/21/08 at 14:37:41
By: Phobetor - Ex Member
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10..Rg8 in the Portuguese
I was just looking at the position after the following moves: 
1      e4      d5
2      exd5      Nf6
3      d4      Bg4
4      Be2      Bxe2
5      Qxe2      Qxd5
6    ...

Started 02/13/07 at 19:49:48 by JackVincennes
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By: JackVincennes
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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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3...Qd8 Scandinavian
Featured as a SOS weapon some time ago. Wonder if some sort of antidote has been developed in the mean time...

Started 12/27/07 at 20:13:10 by nyoke
0 1407 Last Post 12/27/07 at 20:13:08
By: nyoke
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3..Qa5 Scandi-best line against the "Wahls" setup
Presupposing that black plays the Wahls setup (Bf5, e6, c6), what do you consider to be the best white line against it?
My understanding so far is, that
1) d4, Nf3, Bc4, Bd2, Qe2, 0-0-0 (oft...

Started 07/29/06 at 14:33:51 by Sax83
2 1638 Last Post 08/12/06 at 23:25:03
By: Bonsai
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3.Nc3 Qa5 4.g3 Scandinavian
I am interested in you think of this move. I'm at a point where I'm putting most of my efforts into learning 1.e4 on openings that I will face more often, like the Sicilian and so on. Therefore I've s...

Started 06/29/11 at 11:30:21 by chesswise
4 3855 Last Post 07/06/11 at 07:09:24
By: Vass
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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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A main line of C.C. with 3...Qd6 refuted?
Hey guys, I'm pretty new to the site, and just finished checking out the analysis of the Center Counter with 3...Qd6, the only opening I play both sides of.  I immediately noticed that both recent ana...

Started 02/01/04 at 17:03:04 by Seeker
3 2137 Last Post 07/23/04 at 09:17:30
By: ILS
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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 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
2 2471 Last Post 07/24/10 at 17:45:55
By: Fllg
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