How To CRUSH Opponents with the Scandinavian Defense!

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This is a great chess opening for beginners and intermediate players: The Scandinavian Defense. The strategy, tactics, and tricks are great.

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 (3. Nf3 Bg4 (3… Nc6 4. d4) 4. Be2 Nc6 5. O-O (5. d4 O-O-O) 5… O-O-O 6. Nc3 Qd7 7. b4 Nf6 8. b5 Bxf3 9. Bxf3 Nd4 10. a4 Qf5) ( 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3) (3. c4 Qe4+ 4. Qe2 Qxe2+ 5. Bxe2 Nc6) 3… Qa5 (3… Qd8 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Nc6) (3… Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Be2 Nc6 7. O-O Bf5 8. Be3 O-O-O) 4. d4 (4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. O-O e6) (4. b4 Qxb4 5. Rb1 Qd6 6. d4 Nf6 7. g3 Nc6) (4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bc4 Bg4 6. O-O Nc6) 4… Nf6 5. Nf3 (5. Bd2 c6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Bc4 e6 8. O-O Qc7 9. Re1 Be7) 5… Bg4 (5… Bf5 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bd2 c6 8. O-O Qc7 9. Re1 Be7 10. Rc1 Nbd7) 6. h3 Bh5 7. Be2 (7. g4 Bg6 8. Ne5 e6 9. h4) 7… Nc6 8. O-O O-O-O 9. Be3 e5 *

0:00 Intro
12:16 GAME 1 – 1200
21:30 GAME 2 – 1800

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  1. I always play thing when I'm black but I suck at the endgame. I'm 400 elo 😅

  2. they way you explain while playing is very good, nice

  3. Fun fact – the oldest chess game that we have on record (with the current rules) from 1475 uses a Scandinavian Defense

  4. bro is comparing blundering a queen and sending your kids on public transportation😭😭

  5. Me watching this am I a GM h3, g4 and e6 are the moves I would play it looks good as you are developing while attacking the bishop.

  6. I tried this 100 times and 0 of them i had similiar situation i don't like this explaining very much

  7. This is a VERY good tutorial. I didn't think I would like this opening, but I should add to to my Caro Kahn now that I finished your course(s).

  8. Imagine your just a Gotham subscriber and you play the moves at 6:35 at 100 elo and you just get banned thanks a lot Gotham keep up the good work on getting me banned

    Of course this is a joke why so serious man?

  9. what should i play if instead of taking white plays knight c3

  10. By taking on he meant in the game, right?

  11. So I saw this video right, and was like nahhh, I play italian, I don't need to know this, then went and started a game of chess… IMMEDIATELY SOMEONE PLAYS SCANDINAVIAN…. And I'm like, great xD

  12. lol I tried playing the Scandi def before watching this vid, blundered my blk Queen leftward and got mated in 9.
    …by a girl who only used 20sec on the clock

  13. "Ohhh, nooo! Nooo noo noo nooo! Noo noooo Nooo!"

  14. accidently play often this one 😀 messing around…
    with nooooo ideas^^""
    much gambit…
    so i need karo-kan annnnd scandinavian? damm…
    back to the last opening video 😀

  15. What if white goes kt d4 for the discovery attack on the queen

  16. Pawn to B4 looks like a terrible move to me since it's hanging and the knight on c6 can pick it up for free. Why not do that?

  17. This video is probably part of the the reason waves of Scandi sods come to boost my rating on Lichess now and again by hanging their Rambo queens 7 turns in.

  18. Remember kids, what you learn on youtube is also what the opponent learns on youtube

  19. the big bad part is if they play kf3, they're planning icbm gambit. Then it goes exactly like you said, but knight takes fork, then check with bishop, then taking your queen.

  20. when he gave his queen away😂😂😂nobody saw that coming

  21. What if they dont eat the white pawn and put knight to c3?

  22. what if white pushes. i faced the scandinavian today and pushed the pawn it was a book move i never tried

  23. Apparently I've been using this all along, even without the knowledge of how it should be executed. Such a popular variant, yet never seen it from the enemy and heard of the name. What a coincidence.

  24. Came here to find out how to counter scandanavian defense

  25. I have everyone that plays this with a burning passionate spite. I watched this to see how to counter it.

  26. I constantly play The Scandinavian Defense… I love the pace the game starts to go at.

  27. Okay I know I’m 2 years late on this, but I just started playing chess and this video was super helpful. Particularly the first match with one of your subs and how he blundered the queen and rook. I ALWAYS miss diagonal threats like that for some reason and I would have made the exact same mistake. I missed a easy checkmate in a game yesterday because I forgot my queen could just take a pawn diagonally. So yeah, super helpful video, if only because it’s helping me remember how OP the queen is.

  28. I keep trying to play the openings that Levy teaches, but everyone that I play plays a move that Levy didn’t teach 😭

  29. As an ELO 700 player, I have a 78% winrate using Scandinavian defense. This video is tremendous!!!!

  30. Video: “How to crush WITH Scandinavian Defense”

    Next video: “How to crush Scandinavian Defense”

    Me: Bruh, seriously😐

  31. I apologize for my silly question, but why wouldn’t I move my pawn to b 4 if I am white and try to take the queen? Yes, I can be put in check, but I can simply move my queen in front and trade pieces if I wanted to. Yes, I might lose the piece of a pawn, but then I move my bishop and defend the night and I already have more development. I don’t understand how this works as a defense?

  32. Please please please give me something to play against 1e4 d5 2e5 idk what to do c5? D4? What is the theory then it's out of line right

  33. “Welcome back to the Scandinavian Defense” had me rollin 😂

  34. Gotham subs hang their queen every single episode bro 💀

  35. At 10;55 its actually best according to engine to push the pawn

  36. Under a 1000 After taking the pwn takes, black always gives a check. That shouldve been the first theory you covered

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