Crush the Scandinavian Defense in 8 Moves! [TRAPS for White]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will teach you how to crush the Scandinavian Defense as White in just 8 moves! On top of that, he gives a complete overview of this opening gambit which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.b4.

White sacrifices the b-pawn for a quick development and sharp attack. It comes with some really nice traps that most chess players fall into. You will also learn how to outsmart and crush your opponents who are aware of the trap and don’t fall for it.

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► Chapters

00:00 Crush the Scandinavian Defense in 8 Moves!
00:41 Aggressive Gambit 4.b4
02:29 If your opponent falls for the deadly trap
05:10 DON’T make this mistake!
07:03 If your opponent is aware of the Bxf7+ trap
09:06 Funny trick: if Black plays a6 to kick Nb5
09:40 Black’s best defense against the gambit
11:08 Brilliant tactical combination!

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147 Comments

  1. And what to do against motherfuckers who don't know the theory after 2nd move ? They play Scandinavian just to give me a check on their third move …..

  2. As a scandinavian player, I have to say I never encountered this since my second move is always Nf6, which leads to different variations all being very sharp, and most of the time it's white that has to be careful.

  3. The beads … say … pawn … ugg … ouch … B4

  4. What happen when queen e4 or e5 check?

  5. They give check after capturing e4 pawn form
    Queen

  6. After nb5 e6 is natural move to stop bishop this trap failed

  7. 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 { B01 Scandinavian Defense: Valencian Variation } 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bd3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Bf4 Nc6 9. Qe2 a6 10. O-O-O Nh5 11. Be4 Qe7 12. Bg5 Nf6 13. Bxc6+ bxc6 14. Ne4 Bb6 15. Ne5 Bb7 16. Qf3 1-0

  8. 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 { B01 Scandinavian Defense: Main Line } 4. d4 e6 5. Nf3 Bb4 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 Qh5 8. Be2 Nf6 9. O-O O-O 10. Ne5 Qg5 11. f4 Qh4 12. Be1 Qh6 13. g4 g5 14. fxg5 Qxg5 15. Bd2 Qg7 16. Qc1 Ne4 17. Bh6 Qh8 18. Bxf8 Kxf8 19. Rxf7+ Ke8 20. Qh6 Nd7 21. Qxe6+ Kd8 22. Qe7# { White wins by checkmate. } 1-0

  9. Great 👍 .caro-Kann Defense video please. Thanks

  10. You're a great teacher.
    Thank you; much respect!

  11. 4:58 It looks as though trading 3 minor pieces for the queen which usually is losing: after Bd6, Kxd6, QxA5, b6, it looks like the knight is not protected and also the queen is under attack as well but there is a resource here, Ne8+, Kd7 and then Qe5 protecting the knight and attacking the rook in the corner.

  12. You can do all this without sacrificing the pawn on b4 I think?

  13. I just played the knight to the side of the board instead of protecting the pawn with the queen and my opponent resigned

  14. what do you do if they end up putting the knight on the edge of the board

  15. I play the Scandi often and I’ve run into the traps and I can tell you that the Scandi is solid once your knight's are out and covering each other. These traps for white hardly ever work against me in Rapid

  16. I play the Scandinavian defense with stockfish and could hold my weight vs you Igor trying all these traps

  17. you are the best chess youtuber i just played this trap and it worked thank you very much

  18. I like to push the e pawn and turn it into a french with black down a tempo. 1.e4 d4 2. e5 c6 3. d4 c5 4.c3 etc.

  19. You didn't cover Na6. First thing an opponent played against me and I got crushed. It's the move with the highest WR for black, so would be nice if you covered it. Other than that thanks for the good content 👍

  20. What if your black and play scandal avians defense but they pass pawn instead of capture

  21. Can any one tell me what to do if the opponent plays knight to a6 ??? Like seriously the whole plan is ruined I don’t think it’s a tactical disadvantage

  22. I love Igor and his channel is the best. But as he says, beware… Im cca. 2070 on Lichess, and it didn't turn out well for me. If black plays e6, the whole white bishop becomes pretty useless.

  23. Thank you for these vids I have watched tons and it has helped me get from 800 to 1400
    ❤❤😊

  24. what if black king goes d8 and doesn't take the bishop?

  25. You basically say that black wont go Na6, but what do you do to justify the loss of your pawn when they do go Na6 after you go Nb5? We're just down a pawn now?

  26. 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 { B01 Scandinavian Defense: Main Line } 4. Bb5+ c6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Ne5 cxb5 7. Qe2 b4 8. Nb5 Nc6 9. Nc4 Qd8 10. Ncd6+ Kd7 11. Nxf7 Qb6 12. d4 Rg8 13. O-O e6 14. Re1 Nd8 15. d5 Nxd5 16. Ne5+ Ke8 17. Bg5 Nf7 18. Rad1 Be7 19. Qh5 Bxg5 20. Qxf7+ Kd8 21. Qxg8+ Ke7 22. Qf7+ Kd8 23. Qf8# { White wins by checkmate. } 1-0

  27. ► Chapters

    00:00 Crush the Scandinavian Defense in 8 Moves!

    00:41 Aggressive Gambit 4.b4

    02:29 If your opponent falls for the deadly trap

    05:10 DON'T make this mistake!

    07:03 If your opponent is aware of the Bxf7+ trap

    09:06 Funny trick: if Black plays a6 to kick Nb5

    09:40 Black's best defense against the gambit

    11:08 Brilliant tactical combination!

  28. Great vid! Explained the traps clearly!

  29. Really interesting trap! Can wait to play it against my friends! 😀

  30. I only noticed the "new" cat at the ending of the video…

  31. I noticed that you never talk about Qe5#. I usually just cover with the King's bishop but are there any good traps after that?

  32. Thank you so very much for this video 🙏🔥❤️

  33. AMAZING! A LOT OF FUN. YOU ARE REAL GAMBIT MASTER !! SALUTE AND PRAY FOR YOU.THANKS

  34. I have a question. In the brilliant tactical combination, after h3 can black play h5 insead of Bh5? I mean if hxBg4 then hxg4, attacks the knight and if the knight moves then Qh2 is checkmate.

  35. I swear, just this morning I woke up and thought exactly this: “Crush the Scandinavian, I wonder if Igor has a video…” and now this. Same wavelength! Thanks for posting this!

  36. I love those traps. The only problem is that when I play it they never do what I want them to do and I end up losing. 🙂 I still love to know the idea.

  37. Hello there I just thought I’d ask you something I think I’ve made a new opening sequence to a game and I wondered if I should name it or Not

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