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Re: Understand The Scandinavian
Reply #4 - 01/07/22 at 19:35:25
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Marcellus wrote on 01/07/22 at 15:23:04:
TopNotch wrote on 01/05/22 at 18:50:34:
In my opinion, the Papaioannou course is by far the best explained and most convincing theoretical source on the 3...Qa5 Scandi that I've seen in recent times, and trust me I've seen plenty and analyzed the Scandi a tremendous amount from the white side for my own repertoire.



Have you seen any of Papaioannou's other courses? He gives great explanations of plans and has made me interested in playing the Torre and the Bogo.


No, I haven't seen Papaioannous's other work but it's clear to me he's a very dynamic and enthusiastic presenter that really commands your attention.

I lost all track of time when watching his instructive and well-thought-out videos, but what impressed me most were the theoretical revelations. 

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Re: Understand The Scandinavian
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TopNotch wrote on 01/05/22 at 18:50:34:
In my opinion, the Papaioannou course is by far the best explained and most convincing theoretical source on the 3...Qa5 Scandi that I've seen in recent times, and trust me I've seen plenty and analyzed the Scandi a tremendous amount from the white side for my own repertoire.



Have you seen any of Papaioannou's other courses? He gives great explanations of plans and has made me interested in playing the Torre and the Bogo.
  
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Re: Understand The Scandinavian
Reply #2 - 01/06/22 at 19:29:44
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Thanks TopNotch really helpful info..

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Re: Understand The Scandinavian
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MW wrote on 01/02/22 at 18:19:25:
Does any one own this workshop product from Modern Chess by GM Papaioannou and if so what do you think of it?

I already own the recent book by Willemeze and the Modern Chess course "Play the Scandinavian" by GM Lorenzini but Papaioannou's workshop looks a little different in so far as he opts for early ....c6 lines.

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In my opinion, the Papaioannou course is by far the best explained and most convincing theoretical source on the 3...Qa5 Scandi that I've seen in recent times, and trust me I've seen plenty and analyzed the Scandi a tremendous amount from the white side for my own repertoire.

The main gripe I have with Modern-Chess-Workshop products in general, is the pathetic and unprofessional quality of the video, in this day and age of 1080p resolution, 260p zoom call quality is simply not going to cut it. MCT management if you are reading this - UP YOUR GAME!!

Regarding all of Lorenzini's work, not just the Scandi, it's pretty run-of-the-mill unimpressive stuff that brings nothing new to the table to push existing theory forward. To be honest I don't know how authors get away these days with just recycling the same old deviled egg time and time again. Oh, and did I mention it's grossly over-priced for what you get.

That's my two cents, hope it helps you make a decision.

Cheers,
Toppy

Postscript: BTW GM Papaioannou doesn't really go for early c6 lines at all, unless it's necessary. His mainline is the Larznicka variation, he calls it something else but I can't figure out what he's saying, so I coined it the Laznicka: [1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 e6]

  

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Understand The Scandinavian
01/02/22 at 18:19:25
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Does any one own this workshop product from Modern Chess by GM Papaioannou and if so what do you think of it?

I already own the recent book by Willemeze and the Modern Chess course "Play the Scandinavian" by GM Lorenzini but Papaioannou's workshop looks a little different in so far as he opts for early ....c6 lines.

Thanks
  
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