An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense
By IM Bryan Smith
Presented by International Master Bryan Smith for ChessLecture.com
Recommended for Intermediate to Advanced players.
Tired of being stung by the Scandinavian?
International Master Bryan Smith explains strategies to beat one of the oldest defenses. The Scandinavian Defense (or Center Counter Defense) is a chess opening characterized by the moves: e4 d5 The Center Counter Defense is one of the oldest recorded openings. In this series Bryan shows you his system for giving white more space, better control over the light squares and preventing the game Black is driving you toward.
The Game features the opening. 2...Nf6 Scandinavian main line. He starts with Whites best move 3.d4 allowing the response 3...Bg4 known as the 'Portuguese Variation', he then goes on to analyze 4...Bf5 taken from Topalov Kamsky 2006 - Bryan explains how Topalov gains an easy space advantage then clearly demonstrates White's 'simple plan to cause Black problems simply by having more space' albeit with an important Pawn sacrifice, to trade the 'space advantage' for an 'attacking initiative'.
This presentation is essential for 1.e4 players.
Content: 1.3 hours of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 3 lectures.
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Fans on ChessLecture.com said: At last, something with some bite for White against the ...Qxd5 Scandinavian.
IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King's Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska.
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