Chess Opening Traps in the Scandinavian Defense | 1.e4 d5

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Every now and then, your opponents might try to outsmart you with an offbeat line or an opening trap. And it is really important for a practical player to know how to react, how not to panic, and what decisions to make in such situations.

In this video lesson, the RCA guest coach IM Mat Kolosowski will be presenting to you a few opening traps in the Scandinavian Defense, which is followed by the moves 1.e4 d5.

It is an interesting chess opening for Black, but it is not considered to be the most popular. It is rare to see this opening played at the highest level of the game, although some grandmasters employ it quite successfully. However, it could definitely be played at the club level.

In this video lesson, IM Mat will show you the traps from the sidelines that follow after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6. If you are a player who plays 1.e4 as White or replies with 1…d5 as Black, you should know these traps.

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  1. No GM replied me what back play if after e4 d5 Ed nf6 d4 nd5 c4 nb4white plays a3!

  2. jak mnie to boli że muszę wysilać swój mały mózg aby obejrzeć Polaka mówiącego po angielsku xD

  3. What if the pawn passes and doesn't capture on the opening

  4. I'm not trolling but his voice almost made me fall asleep. I got bored just by the sound of his voice. Its the same as my college professor 😂

  5. what if someone plays e5 after d5 (pretty weird) i have encountered it many times on lower rated chess

  6. what to do if white doesnt take black pawn on d5 and just moves to e5?

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