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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #12 - 10/21/19 at 19:18:47
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Straggler wrote on 10/21/19 at 18:53:58:
TD wrote on 10/15/19 at 18:50:51:
What is Bauer's suggested improvement?

He suggests 11...Bg6, followed by ...0-0-0 and exploiting the h-file after Nxg6. He spends about half a minute on this. Shaw suggests a different plan (not involving Nxg6), which to me looks very effective; I won't say exactly what it is, but it isn't hard to see. Bauer doesn't mention this plan, even though Shaw's book came out the year before Bauer's DVD.

I've seen Shaw's recommendation last week. I find it confusing that the move order in Bauer - Prié is different from most games. Usually e6 is played earlier. Shaw thinks 9...e6 is maybe better than 9...Nd7. And maybe 10...e6 is better than 10...Qc7. Then there can follow 11.Re1 Bg6. Stockfish thinks highly of 11...Rg8.
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #11 - 10/21/19 at 18:53:58
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TD wrote on 10/15/19 at 18:50:51:
What is Bauer's suggested improvement?

He suggests 11...Bg6, followed by ...0-0-0 and exploiting the h-file after Nxg6. He spends about half a minute on this. Shaw suggests a different plan (not involving Nxg6), which to me looks very effective; I won't say exactly what it is, but it isn't hard to see. Bauer doesn't mention this plan, even though Shaw's book came out the year before Bauer's DVD.
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #10 - 10/15/19 at 18:50:51
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Straggler wrote on 09/23/19 at 19:18:29:
I haven't watched much of it, but I was curious to see what he has to say about Bauer-Prié, Montpellier 2014, where he mated Prié in 27 moves (and could have done it in 25). I don't blame him for showing the whole game, but he spends hardly any time analysing his suggested improvement for Black. I couldn't play this line with any confidence on the basis of this DVD alone.

What is Bauer's suggested improvement?
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #9 - 10/15/19 at 17:31:57
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It was also addressed by Prié in a series of Yearbook articles.  One of his remarks was that it "is quite capable of giving Black a cold sweat."
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #8 - 10/15/19 at 17:21:02
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I think John Shaw also recommends it in his playing 1.e4 book and says Bauer missed it out in his 2010 book on the scandinavian...
  

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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #7 - 10/15/19 at 04:06:18
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 10/15/19 at 01:31:48:
If I recall correctly this early Bd2 was also recommended in McDonald (2006) Starting Out 1.e4.

That is correct (Grischuk - Bauer, French League 2005, 1-0 40).
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #6 - 10/15/19 at 01:31:48
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https://chess-db.com/public/pinfo.jsp?id=600172

Bauer, Christian - Prie, Eric 1-0
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ECM JCL Open, 2014.07.09

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bd2 c6 6. Bc4 Bf5 7. Nd5 Qd8 8. Nxf6+ gxf6 9. Nf3 Nd7 10. O-O Qc7 11. Re1 e6 12. Nh4 Bg6 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. Rxe6+ Kf7 15. Qe2 Nb6 16. Re1 Nd5 17. c4 Nf4 18. Qg4 Nxe6 19. Qxe6+ Kg7 20. Bh6+ Kxh6 21. Qxf6 Qd8 22. Nf5+ Kh5 23. g4+ Kxg4 24. Re4+ Kf3 25. Re3+ Kg4 26. Rg3+ Kh5 27. Rg5# 1-0

If I recall correctly this early Bd2 was also recommended in McDonald (2006) Starting Out 1.e4.
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #5 - 10/14/19 at 22:46:49
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VGA wrote on 10/14/19 at 22:44:42:
Which Scandi version is this dvd about? I mean, where does the Q retreat if Nc3 is played?

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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #4 - 10/14/19 at 22:44:42
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Which Scandi version is this dvd about? I mean, where does the Q retreat if Nc3 is played?
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #3 - 09/23/19 at 19:18:29
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I haven't watched much of it, but I was curious to see what he has to say about Bauer-Prié, Montpellier 2014, where he mated Prié in 27 moves (and could have done it in 25). I don't blame him for showing the whole game, but he spends hardly any time analysing his suggested improvement for Black. I couldn't play this line with any confidence on the basis of this DVD alone.
  
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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #2 - 07/16/19 at 13:48:33
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Keano wrote on 07/16/19 at 13:04:48:
What is the publisher of this dvd?

Can it be played on the telly?

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Re: Strike first with the Scandinavian
Reply #1 - 07/16/19 at 13:04:48
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What is the publisher of this dvd?

Can it be played on the telly?
  
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Strike first with the Scandinavian
06/30/19 at 15:56:30
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Has anybody got this DVD from Bauer? How does it compare to Play the Scandinavian?
  
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