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Scandinavian Defense is the chess opening characterized by the moves 1.e4 d5.

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Scandinavian Defence queen e5

I'm new to chess (around 1000), and I like to practice the Scandinavian defence. I started to check the theory related to it, and I've never seen a single source talking about this queen move after ...
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Can Black reach full equality?

[FEN "r3kb1r/ppqn1ppp/2p1pn2/4Nb2/2BP4/2N5/PPPBQPPP/2KR3R b kq - 0 10"] This position is taken from super GM game, so I am fully aware that Black might be busted here and that this question might ...
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An aggressive counter for white vs Scandinavian Defense

My chess rating is somewhere between 400 and 500 and I have a lot of trouble countering the Scandinavian Defense. My first move is usually e4 but when my opponent uses the Scandinavian Defense (d5), I ...
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Why is the Advance Variation considered strong vs the Caro-Kann but not vs the Scandinavian?

As title above, why is the Advance Variation in these recent years considered strong vs the Caro-Kann, especially owing to White's early space advantage in the center, but not vs the Scandinavian? In ...
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What are the similarities and differences in pawn Structure from the Scandinavian and the Caro-Kann?

It seems both openings have the Capablanca Pawn Structure with c6 and e6 I'm curious about where the similarities stop and what are the optimal pawn breaks.
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What is the best reply to Qe5+/Qe6+ in Scandinavian?

[FEN ""] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+ ( 3... Qe6+ ) What is the best reply to this ? I know that it isn't very good move for black, but I met it few times. I thought that Be2 is the best because ...
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Scandinavian Defense with 3.c4

I've recently played some games as Black that opened like this: [White "Opponent"] [Black "Me"] [Result "*"] [ECO "B01"] [FEN ""] [CurrentPosition "rnb1kbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3q4/2P5/8/PP1P1PPP/RNBQKBNR b ...
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Plans in the Scandinavian Defence

I'm playing the Scandinavian Defence with 3...Qd8 a lot and I really like that opening. But I can't seem to find the right plan. I just develop my pieces towards the center (I don't fianchetto my ...
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Considering Scandinavian defense versus Dutch defense [closed]

If the game had played between to GM which game progresses to more steps if pgn notion tends more defensive approach with less blunders. Just for recap Scandinavian defense ECO B01 [fen ""] 1. e4 ...
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Is the Scandinavian Defense a good opening for beginners?

Is the Scandinavian Defense a good opening for beginners? I'm wondering this because I'm a beginner and I mainly try to do this opening.
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Unusual replies to Scandinavian Defense

Are there any tricky, unusual replies by White against the Scandinavian Defense? I mean, avoiding 1. e4 d5 2. exd5, since, especially after 2... Nf6, for what I know, most of the tricks are on Black's ...
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Can't engineer queenside play for Black

INTRODUCTION: Recently, I have played online blitz game against very strong GM ( who is also a chess writer ). I didn't even know it until asking him if he has any ELO / title. We played 7 games ...
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Is there a comprehensive coverage for Lasker variation of the Scandinavian defense?

Recently I was trying to improve Scandinavian defense in a way that I can reach "Viking" setup ( ...0-0-0 + ...Nc6 + ...Bg4 vs d4 ). I am trying out various move orders, and have stumbled upon one ...
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Can Black successfully finish this opening?

I am trying to revive an old line in the Scandinavian defense. Among the many lines I am analyzing, there is one position that looks promising. I will leave out the lines / opening moves, to keep ...
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Can Black equalize?

I am working hard on improving certain line, and no matter how much I try I get no headway. I am forced to delve into risky lines, so I am asking for help to determine if Black can equalize in the ...
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Can Black defend in this difficult position?

Can Black reach solid and defensible position in the below diagram? I understand that Black will have to apply "equalize over time" method, so to help posters keep the analysis brief, I am interested ...
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Scandinavian: 2. Nc3 d4

I started out with a simple opening: 1. e4 d5 2. Nc3 and then the computer played 2... d4, surprising me, as I had never encountered it before. Since then, I've been trying to analyse the possible ...
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Is the Scandinavian Defence inferior?

As Black, I have never played the Scandinavian Defence, nor have I ever liked the Center Game for White. It seems like 1. e4 d5 wastes valuable time after 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 and Black's Queen must ...