FM Viktor Neustroev recommends one of the oldest and most well-tested openings… the Scandinavian Defense. Mixing the 3 most important ingredients and sprinkling with the ‘element of surprise’ gets you a perfect recipe for a high-scoring opening!
Need a low-theory, and a simple-to-play response to 1.e4?
FM Viktor Neustroev recommends one of the oldest and most well-tested openings… the Scandinavian Defense.
First, White has no way of avoiding the Scandinavian after playing 1.e4. After 1…e5 the game is on!
Second, White has limited options and Black is forcing the game in a favorable direction.
Third, Scandinavian is a very tactical opening, and things get tricky for White if they don’t know the theory.
Mixing those 3 ingredients and sprinkling with the ‘element of surprise’ gets you a perfect recipe for a high-scoring opening!
FM Neustorev goes a step further and builds this repertoire around a rare 2…Nf6 variation, which requires even more knowledge and precision from White.
What you will learn:
- A practical way to play the Scandinavian Defense with 2…Nf6 and score wins with Black
- Most important plans and tactical patterns that are Scandinavian-specific
- Two options to choose from: tactical and positional rails
- Taking advantage of the opponent’s mistakes and converting them into the win
- How to put pressure on the White’s position and create threats on every move
Chapter 1. 3. Bb5+ (part I)
Chapter 2. 3. Bb5+ (part II)
Chapter 3. 3.c4
Chapter 4. 3.Nc3 & 3.Nf3 variations
Chapter 5. 3.d4
Chapter 6. Degraeve – Ekstroem
Chapter 7. Bologan – Nitish
About The Author:
FM Viktor Neustroev [2305 FIDE]
is a chess player and coach who won multiple regional competitions and received various awards. He has coached for many years and has had highly successful students. FM Neustroev sees his mission in teaching chess and making his students overall much better players.