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  1. 01 Apr '07 13:02
    What would be a good way to fend off a Scandinavian?(1.e4-d5)
    I really hate it and don't know what to do
  2. 01 Apr '07 13:09
    2.d2-d4 transposes to something completely different.
  3. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    01 Apr '07 13:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    2.d2-d4 transposes to something completely different.
    I would prefer to play Scandinavian than Blackmar-Diemer gambit.
  4. 01 Apr '07 14:42
    Had a friend who fell for the Blackmar the other week against a 2200-player. It wasn't pretty
  5. 01 Apr '07 14:47 / 1 edit
    I've only played against it (the B-D Gambit) a handful of times, and every time I transposed to the French Defence (i.e. 1.d4 d5 2.e4 e6). When I look at B-D games it doesn't look particularly effective, but if there's a way of playing away from your opponent's pet line then it makes sense to do so.
  6. 01 Apr '07 15:06
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    if there's a way of playing away from your opponent's pet line then it makes sense to do so.

    What's a pet line?
  7. 01 Apr '07 15:16
    It's got a bad rap for black because it's often played by beginners.
    I just finished a game where a 1200 player challenged me & showed how not to play the center-counter as black
    Game 3377852
  8. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    01 Apr '07 16:31
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    ......, but if there's a way of playing away from your opponent's pet line then it makes sense to do so.
    Not if you play a line that sucks instead.
  9. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    01 Apr '07 16:42
    Originally posted by Meneer Dries

    What's a pet line?[/b]
    1.e4 meow 2. d4 woof-woof?!
  10. 01 Apr '07 18:50
    Originally posted by Meneer Dries
    I hate the Scandinavian
    Hmm, I am Scandinavian...
  11. 02 Apr '07 11:17
    Originally posted by Meneer Dries
    What would be a good way to fend off a Scandinavian?(1.e4-d5)
    I really hate it and don't know what to do
    Fend off? It's a solid opening...even kasparov says so ...actually he said something like "Gives black excellent chances" ...
  12. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    02 Apr '07 11:54
    Yes i think its a good line for bkack,and you can easily transpose to the french!!
    If you find it hard to fend off as white it might be a good openning for you to learn as black!!
  13. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    02 Apr '07 12:37
    In fact there is a good dvd by andrew martin on the scandinavian!!
  14. 01 Jun '07 22:30
    I play the Scandanavian as black against e-4, because it does normally take your opponent off their plan. I like to play the Icelandic gambit variation of it. Even if my opponent does try to convert it into a French opening, I will divert them back to my plan. It fits my particular style of play anyways. Cheers
  15. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    01 Jun '07 22:59
    what is the Icelandic gambit variation i have not heard of it?