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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120 Comments

  1. direct missile attack at queen within milliseconds of the move
    “Aww I feel so bad🥺”

  2. Bobby fisher scoffed at this defence in a tournament lol

  3. Is it okay if all I know is e4 and can't think up to 2 steps ahead?

  4. Me as a 800, gonna make the opponent think im 2200…huehuehuehue

  5. I don’t understand how can you have a course.

  6. Its op i have won 5 rounds and lost 1 time and it was my fault i skipped a step

  7. A fellow New Yorker…💪😝🎵🎶🎵 Thank you! VERY MUCH! How about an autograph, on an 8 by 10? Of course I'd cover cost my brother…🙏🎶🎵🎶

  8. my opponents just push that pawn and spend the whole game defending it

  9. Me, 800 rated player that always attackslight square bishop with the g and h pawns and the knight outpost… I guess I’m a cheater

  10. What if the white pawn moves forward one?

  11. The Scandinaavian suucks! It is bad chess …. Enough said ….And I am a scandinavian…

  12. Uhh Gothamchess, there is lots of YouTube videos about how to crush the Scandinavian defense by the move 2.Nc3 Qa5 3.Nb5!

  13. Eh, I'm only pushing 1000 and I feel like h3, g4, Ne5 comes up alot. Why does Levy claim you won't see this until the 2000s? Isn't it pretty intuitive? The aggro bishop is all up in your business, and every single move attacks the same bishop again until it has no where to go.

  14. I traded my bishop for the knight and regretted it.

  15. I remember when this used to be called the Center Counter and it sucked.

  16. You should rename this video to "how to crush your oppoments with cringey thumbnails." As a matter of fact, rename your entire channel.

  17. Nah, i think the double pawn attacking the bishop g4 is quite common. Idk, i’d do it, and I’m 800+

  18. I used it and beat a person in 6 moves don't know how

  19. 6:24
    I'm rated 300 and I've seen sooo many other 300s do this I've learnt it by observation. Guess we're all cheaters.

  20. The PGN has multiple issues I am not able to correct sadly. Would have loved to analyse it.

  21. My dad beats me 80% of the time. Used this defense on him and beat him. Thanks man!!

  22. Damn, a 1800 is lightyears ahead of me, and Levy thrashes them like they're nothing. And then you have SGMs who can destroy Levy in their sleep.

  23. muhammad koπtol (erectile dysfunction) says:

    Scandinavian gambit worked for me because you have an open game and have plenty time to train end game, also I found a trick to trap the enemy horse which gave me an easy advantage. That was how I went from 900 to 1000. But 1100 is an entirely different story their end game is insane.

  24. OMG IT"S CLOUD MAIN FROM ALL OF THE SUB BATTLES

  25. Levy:*takes Aiden's queen in 0.001 secs
    Also Levy two seconds later: I was actually thinking of not taking

  26. 9:39 What's the benefit for white in playing b4 here? The pawn's hanging and I don't see any clear repercussions for black by taking the "bait", assuming it is bait.

    I get it leaves the path open for Ne5 and the double threat of queen and bishop followed by the rook fork threat, but it's not hard to see counterplays for that if you don't mind playing aggressive.

  27. Gotham outside: “oh no oh no no no oh, it was so good it was such a good game i feel so bad😢”
    Inside:😂😂😂

  28. 6:11 I instantly laughed at his claim nobody would face h3g4. Clearly he has no idea how willing 800s are to chase bishops

  29. I just have 1 question…..How much did that costume cost in the thumbnail?lol

  30. At 5:00 why play c6 instead of right to c5 there in that position? Queen takes back

  31. Why don't you take the pawn with your knight in opening in second game

  32. I am a beginner and I don't like to play bishop to g4 because my opponent will launch on the left of the board which I think can be a problem for me later 😎😂BTW I am learning a lot and I love your content ❤️

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