Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d5/2. exd5/2...Qxd5

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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)
Moves: 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5

Scandinavian Defense: Mieses-Kotrč Variation[edit | edit source]

White should now play 3. Nc3 to threaten the queen and gain a tempo, avoiding 3. b3??, losing a rook to Qe5+ or 3. g3??, losing the rook on h1. Though 3.d4 has been played by masters, why give a quick target to attack on d4?

White also has 3. Nf3, but after that, 3... Bg4 gives black some annoying counterplay.

What is interesting here is that there is a move that leads to mate in 1 for black. After 3. Ke2??, Qe4# follows.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5


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