Looking for a chess opening for Black against 1.e4 which is solid, does not require an endless amount of theory to memorize and still offers decent chances to outplay your opponents?
Play the Scandinavian Defense!
With clear-cut plans and just a few variations to study, the Scandinavian Defense seems a good option for all club players who are looking for a shortcut when studying openings.
The Scandinavian Defense is a tough nut to crack. Thanks to the efforts of GM Sergey Tiviakov and other strong GMs, the Scandinavian in general, and the 3…Qd6-line in particular, have attracted more and more attention recently and have found their way back to the tournament halls.
In this comprehensive 8-hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, demonstrating how to combat each of White’s sidelines and mainlines in turn.
Apart from covering all reasonable setups for White against the Scandinavian Defense, GM Lemos also shows how these ideas play out in practice through the analysis of instructive recent top level games, making sure you’re ready with the most powerful reply!
Now you’ll frustrate 1.e4 players used to playing their pet lines, forcing them to face an opening they don’t come across that often.