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Re: From Caro-Kann to Scandinavian!?
Reply #4 - 11/04/15 at 23:03:46
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I wouldn't say that the 2...Nf6 Scandinavians are aka Smerdon's Scandinavian, because as far as I know he doesn't cover the old main move 3...Nxd5 after 3. d4.  Which can become Caro-Kann-ish in some cases.
  
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Re: From Caro-Kann to Scandinavian!?
Reply #3 - 11/04/15 at 21:33:52
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If it is the case that the Advance Caro Kann variations turn you off, then Scandinavian makes sense as a move order to reach CK-like pawn structure (since 1.e4 d5 2.e5 is a terrible move).
Otherwise, I don't know why you would want to switch because in the Qxd5 versions of the Scandinavian you are aiming for a type of Caro-Kann.
The Nf6 Scandinavians (aka "Smerdon's Scandinavian") are completely different of course.
  

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Re: From Caro-Kann to Scandinavian!?
Reply #2 - 11/04/15 at 20:18:42
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Some positions in the Alekhine have similarities to the Scandinavian and Caro-Kann....
  

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Re: From Caro-Kann to Scandinavian!?
Reply #1 - 11/04/15 at 20:03:42
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I'm sure plenty at least use both, if they're after those e6/c6 pawn centers.

If you're fed up with those you're a bit out of luck Smiley Actually, a fair bit to know to survive the opening nowadays too in the Scandi.
  
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From Caro-Kann to Scandinavian!?
11/04/15 at 19:09:24
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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?
  
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