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. Devious mind i like it.

  2. 6:22 but if for example I do play against 2200 (and not a cheater obviously.. ) what should I do next?

  3. Dumb question: at 22:43 why not Nxb4? It seems like a free pawn so what's the reason not to take it?

  4. Ooops, I was looking for Sicilian, sorry 😢.

  5. why do I have to move my light squared bishop into such a dangerous territory and practically sacrifice it. wouldn't it be better to just put it on d2?

  6. 15:25 Opponent: well, my book knowledge and the opening was perfect, time to play myself and crush

  7. The good thing about Scandinavian as a beginner, is that it's a kinda forcing opening and a clear answer to 1.e4 that brings your white opponent directly into territory where you might be much more well prepared. So basically at low level you can prepare Scandinavian as your main weapon against 1.e4 (and also in the process of learning Scandinavian you gain a very important skill in chess of how not to blunder your queen to all variety of attacks, pins and traps), and not fall deep into many neutral openings where white has an initiative of choosing which way they go.

  8. Somebody managed to checkmate me in six moves today with the scandinavian defense where they dont take the pawn. Somebody is cheating i think

  9. I've won a lot of beginner games with this Scandi-Reverse Lonfon.

  10. Can someone explain why T 24:02 did the opponent take first with the queen and then the pawn.. didnt gotham give him a free knight if he just took with pawn?

  11. Ok but my opponent kept on attacking my queen what should i do?

  12. I don't like this opening, it breaks the principle of not bringing your queen out early, and it essentially just gives white a bigger lead in development if they shove the queen back to her home square

  13. help, i don't understand why b4 is a good move, i just see it as a hanging pawn

  14. Very interesting opening. I went from 1400 to 1700 using this. Must be a very solid opening for black.

  15. I am watching it to counter the Scandinavian Defence,i am very annoyed !!

  16. Are the Moves still in the description? I don’t know if I’m missing it but I don’t see them.

  17. 6:26 They won’t be playing a cheater nor a grandmaster, just someone that hates the Scandinavian with passion . (213)

  18. levy i have a question… when white b4 is played why do you not take with the Knight?

  19. I played this accidentally and now play it in every one of my games

  20. Help, whenever i play the scandanivan, white always responds with the queen defwnding the pawn on the second move, its so annoying cuz i dont know what to do, (im around 650 elo)

  21. Therapist: Viking Levy isn’t real he can’t hurt you

    Viking Levy:

  22. As a newbie, I find playing Black is like learning to throw left handed.

  23. Levy: they can block with the rook
    Also levy: idk that just looks stupid, that’s my evaluation

  24. "I almost didn't want to take it "
    15:15 but I'll take it immediately

  25. Then you long castle you do move your king to b8?Is it a good move or not?

  26. After Knight c3 I usually play queen e5 check

  27. For anyone wondering about Levi's reference to the "Kloosterboer Gambit" it's essentially the Danish Gambit reversed.

  28. Why is this considered a defense and not a gambit? The central idea is to sac the queen’s pawn for early central Queen action.

  29. « A very natural move for black H6 » if black sees it, you loose

  30. The Last of Us- Realistically Vicious Gameplay says:

    I’m like below 400 and i will be doing the grandmaster g4 pawn knight and bishop attack now that you’ve told me the best way to defend against that position in the Scandinavian Defence

    Edit: call me a cheater

  31. omg gotham i love you so much yu are very helpful and funny i went from200 elo to 1123elo in only five month because of you i love you keep going😍🥰

  32. 2200, or a cheater

    What if I actually listened to you for once Gotham?? 🧐🧐🧐

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