Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d5/2. exd5

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Scandinavian Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Moves: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5
ECO code: B01
Parent: King's Pawn Opening


Scandinavian Defence[edit]

Black has the ability to immediately take back the pawn with 2...Qxd5 but at the cost of a slower development, because White can win a tempo with 3. Nc3.

The other option is to play 2...Nf6 attacking the pawn. White may try to keep the pawn (with 3. c4 or 3. Bb5+) or leave it and keep the initiative. As White has doubled pawns on the d file, the second option is probably the best.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5

2 3 4 5
...
Nf6
d4
Nxd5
c4
Nb6
Nf3
g6
=
...
Qxd5
Nc3
Qa5
d4
Nf6
Nf3
c6
=
...
c6
dxc6
Nxc6
Nf3
Nf6


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References[edit]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.