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

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400 Comments

  1. 2200, or a cheater

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

  2. I wish you would explain what if white pawn e4 black pawn d5 white queen f3. i run into this problem very often.

  3. in game 2 after b4, why don't you just take with the knight?

  4. who else is watching to learn the best moves for white?

  5. what if Queen gives check in opening with second move

  6. Thanks Levy, now I know the main line if I'm White and Black plays Bishop g4. 😂😂😂😂

  7. I almost didn’t want to take…….after taking in a second😂

  8. I wonder would it be way better to play another move on 31:20, force a rook trade by a move to D7 instead of going to an A file and create yourself more danger, even though you're still winning. Cause you basicaly leave no pieces to your opponent, same as to yourself, and now you can take up pawns. And this game is either draw or win for you with no risk of losing at all.

  9. 11:16 Should I bet you are talking about the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile ?

  10. 26:35 I also saw that white can try to save the position by attacking the rook with c4 and the best solution is putting the rook back on d8 because if it goes on d7, the knight can be saved by attacking the rook again with Nc5.

  11. You placed subtitles on the mid screen very irritating but tha play was awesome ❤India

  12. Levy I just noticed- congrats on 4M subs that is fantastic. Well deserved.

  13. I've seen people play like this even at a lower level. I've been facing people who play like this even at 700 and 900. People must be cheating even at that level

  14. I know this may be difficult for a player rated as highly as you, but I just often feel like you wrongly estimate low-elo players😅 But to be fair, I also think that estimating wether a move would be seen by a certain elo or not is quite random🤷 I feel like low elo players play mostly by some intuition they built up for the game, while mid-level elos seem to be based heavily on knowing openings, and high level elos appear to combine both really well…🤔

  15. He sounds like hikaru, if you've watched hikaru vids before you'll know what I mean

  16. The impossible computer cheater line is totally 100% the line my girlfriend would’ve played. Am I dating a robot ?

  17. It's like letting your kids take public transportaion😆

  18. Thanks for the video man. I learnt a lot from it.

  19. Y’all don’t fall for ICBM gambit if he sacs a pawn and develops his bishop after he sacrifice his D pawn put ur queen on D7

  20. During the 1800 game. How is pawn b4 not a blunder?

  21. 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

  22. “No no no, no no. No no no no! Oh no, no no. No no no no.” 😂 usually the guy who lost the Queen says that.
    You are a very sympathetic teacher. Sharing in the pain

  23. Why is pawn d4 the best after queen goes to the edge?

  24. I just won 2 games by playing the Scandanavian opening
    Man Levy’s great 😂❤

  25. I want to learn some oppenings, thanks levy for helping me on my tournament play 🙂

  26. What If you Chek d6 with the queen when you get ataked then if the enmy put the bishop you atac the pwon and atack the castle

  27. I just re-discovered this and the game gave me the Scandinavian achievement 😂

  28. Why would someone be cheating of they played whites moves as well as he showed i just watched it …. what if i started attacking this as white only to be reported by some jerk who watched this and calls me a cheat?

  29. Would be nice if you played the opening against some strong opponent

  30. i love when im playing against the scandinavian and after Nc3 they play Qc6.

  31. Just started this as opposed to e4 e5. Just won my first 91% accuracy and got a brilliant move and won a queen and my opponent quickly resigned.

  32. Why not c5 because c6 is the main square of the knight

  33. 1.35 „it’s like sending your kids off on public transportation“
    me, a German: what does that even mean? My kids learnt to use public transportation when they started school. Are they geniuses? Or is the public transportation system such a brainer in other countries? 🤔 Spending most of the video time thinking about this problem 🤔🤔

  34. Bro Trust me , The Scandinavian Defense is the best Defense;)

  35. Question, at about 11:22 wouldn't the knight just take e4 and you lose the pawn anyway?

  36. I was always fond of the Scandinavian but I never figured out how to play it exactly. This helped me a lot

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