How To CRUSH Opponents with the Scandinavian Defense!

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

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  1. I played this line against a ~950 elo and he basically played these computer best moves. I was kinda pissed, like he’s a cheater or a master doing a rating climb (which is lame)

  2. 21:03 I thought you could at least win the queen or am I missing something

  3. You almost speak to your viewers like they’re all novice. Idk you come off quite arrogant but I very much enjoy the content. Very knowledgeable stuff and you make it easy for everyone to understand.

  4. I found a nice trap for the main line, however everyone in the 800 range just goes for qe6+, its super annoying as i want the satisfaction of winning their queen in a trap. Luckily in these cases i win 75% of the time. However its more fun and satisfying to win your opponents queen rather than to win the game

  5. Hi sir, I have one dout bishop b5 is a good move isn't?

  6. It could have been checkmate if you played rook a1 instead of a2

  7. The more time it passes the better I understand your videos, I guess I might be getting better. Thanks for this amazing content!

  8. i dont know how you can say that "your opponent has to be minimum 9000 elo to play this move" when everybody in 5-600 does exactly that. Bullshit

  9. Levy you are awesome! thanks for the content 😀

  10. Do all professional players always use known openings and defences or do they sometimes move pieces in an unconventional way in order to confuse the other player?

  11. I’m confused didn’t you have a check mate?

  12. Why not take the pawn on b4, isn't it hanging?

  13. Anytime you make one if these videos you play a 1200 9f course you're going to win, play someone at your own level

  14. 6:20 actually.. i am 800 and i did this to my 1000 elo friend xD it felt really strong he wasn't in the offensive as he always were in each of our game.. he still won though at the end x3

  15. What should I do if they don't take my d5 and Is bring the Queen out instead ?

  16. I love your content. I feel like I was a descent chess player and your videos have made me better. I would love a chance to play you and see what counters my offense and destroys my defense.

  17. Title: How To CRUSH Opponents with the Scandinavian Defense!
    Video: Yeah so after two queen moves in the opening you have a pretty calm position with only a slight disadvantage

  18. Sir I want to play with you

  19. So I played the Scandinavian previously, and I’d like to note that queen e6 is an option because it checks the king, if he plays with his queen take and you’ll be able to develop faster, if he takes with his bishop attack the unprotected pawn on g2, if he protects develop and send attacks to that area, this is how I’d usually play the Scandinavian.

  20. 22:38 The white pawn goes to B4. Then why doesn't the black knight take the pawn? The knight would still be safe.

    Thanks in advance

  21. I have no idea what you are saying. I wonder how many of your viewers do. You are not saying what you are thinking with the moves, only spamming options and saying that they are good ro not good.

  22. It’s all fun and games until the opponent drops an icbm on you

  23. That’s the problem with the queen, it’s just too op

    nerfs the queen to only move if you pay 5$

  24. Why is he not attentive to getting his pawn out to c6?

  25. someone is behind the door... be careful says:

    man, you talking about oposit side castleling, and me the most agressive player that exists, just siting here, and sayin, "ok"

  26. Ok. But where do you crush your opponent again?
    This opening is just stupid. I mean, it's playable, but why would you play like that if it's much easier and less risky to just play other (better) defenses

  27. what if he doesnt take the first pawn of the game and he covers HIS pawn with another pawn plus a knight?

  28. How fast did Levy take that queen? I'm amazed.

  29. or when you push the queen up, you can just check the opponent

  30. Wait so if I’m thinking right(I’m just a silly little 300 so please correct me). When you moved the pawn to A7 wouldn’t it be better if they did the en passent? because then you’d be a move too late to attack with the bishop, make a queen king is forced to move and you take rook on H8 threaten the other rook and have an advantage? Or am I missing something?

  31. "The queen has to tb trusted" no levy, the PLAYER has to be trusted🤣

  32. " If they block with the knight, I don't know its kinda stupid looking" – An International master

  33. Notes:
    – to be played against e4 only
    0:52 pawn takes d5

    1:23 Nc3 (queen threatened)
    > 2:15 Qa5 and pawn to d4

    – Development 2:30 (for Approach 1)
    – If queen targeted 3:00
    – If white doesn't occupy center with the pawn 3:18
    – Why can't you play if pawn is at d4 4:04
    – If white doesn't play h3 to attack bishop 4:28
    – goals in short castling 5:07
    – Why GMs put bishop at f5 5:51

    1:23 Nc3 (queen threatened)
    > 7:09 Qd6

    – if white g3 7:52

    1:23 Nc3 (queen threatened)
    > 8:05 Qd8

    Approach 4
    8:28 white plays d4 instead of Nc3
    > if Nc3 NOW, 8:32

    Approach 5
    > 8:28 white plays d4 instead of Nc3
    – two pawn attack queen 8:47

    Approach 6
    > 8:28 white plays d4 instead of Nc3
    – black attacks with pawn at 9:03

    Approach 7
    > 9:13 White Nf3
    (also 10:26)

    Approach 8
    > 10:46 if white ignores pawn and Nc3
    – if Nc3 to Ng3 after taking black pawn 11:06

    Approach 9
    > 11:10 if white ignores pawn and Nf3

    Approach 10
    > 11:51 They push to e5
    Karo-Kann (advanced variation)

  34. You got me with that engagement rate comment.

  35. What should I look up for what would I play if white neither takes the d5 pawn, or leaves his own on e4, but instead plays e5, advances his pawn?

  36. Stop talking so much when you play against players, jesus christ your emotional state doesn't intrest anyone

  37. I find that around 1000 elo people tend to cramp around one idea, like in football when the kids all run clumped around the ball. This means that bishop to pin the knight in the early game is kinda bad because they will always chase it away with pawns.

  38. e4 d5 exd5 Qxd5 Nc3 Qc6 Bb5 = instant queen blunder by black (queen pinned to king with no way to block and knight backing up bishop)

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