Blitz Chess #405: Scandinavian Defense

This is a game from the 2017 Autumn Marathon where I was playing with the black pieces in the Scandinavian Defense. A queenless middlegame presented itself quickly, and the game remains positional in nature throughout. Surprisingly enough, when black applies a little pressure to the c2 pawn, white’s coordination becomes somewhat awkward. The time control was 3 minutes with a 2-second increment.

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 { B01 Scandinavian Defense: Mieses-Kotroc Variation } 3. Nc3 Qe5+ 4. Qe2 Qxe2+ 5. Bxe2 c6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. d4 Bf5 8. Bd1 h6 9. Bf4 Nbd7 10. O-O e6 11. Re1 Bb4 12. Bd2 O-O 13. a3 Bd6 14. h3 Rac8 15. Rc1 a6 16. b4 Nb6 17. g4 Bh7 18. Be2 Rfd8 19. Kg2 Bc7 20. Be3 Nbd5 21. Nxd5 cxd5 22. Red1 Bd6 23. c4 dxc4 24. Bxc4 Be4 25. Bb3 Nd5 26. Bxd5 Bxd5 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. Rc1 Rxc1 29. Bxc1 g5 30. Bd2 f6 31. Bc3 Kf7 32. Bb2 Kg6 33. Bc3 h5 34. Bb2 f5 35. gxf5+ exf5 36. Bc1 g4 37. hxg4 hxg4

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  1. eternal pin, that's what i'm taking from this video

  2. loving the amount of uploads lately, learning so much! Both these and the AlphaZero videos!!

  3. Hi Jerry, I really enjoy watching your videos. I have almost 1800 rating in lichess standart and I started playing chess 9 months ago. Your videos have teached me a lot!

  4. Amazing content. All your videos are extremely instructive.

  5. Legend has it the pin still exists to this very day

  6. I've never seen an "eternal pin" before. Very cool.

  7. Great game. You are playing like alpha zero now!

  8. Just in case you guys didn't catch it, his opponent ain't getting out of that pin. Love u Jerry

  9. my name is grandmaster mesgin armanov, I sit on building and play chess with imaginary friend

  10. Very excited to see Jerry play the Scandinavian, since I play it too in bullet 🙂

  11. I'm new here what software are u using to play chess on? Thanks isaac

  12. We need more beginner to master videos! and nice pin btw

  13. Sometimes I pin my opponents queen to their king with my rook but I'm too lazy to take it and just play improving moves like you do lol. Always gotta keep the pin yup

  14. No pinned comments about pins? That seems like such an obvious joke.

  15. The selected games from this marathon were very instructive!

  16. When your almost at 1k but your boi aready at 2.5😂😂😅


  17. Do you play the 2… Nf6 Scandinavian ever? It's my favorite opening

  18. Eternal pin? More like eternal pain. Bring on the eternal pain, Jerry!

  19. This is something a beginner would do! Absolutely savage commentary

  20. You could've made a ten hour video and the pin would still be there till the end… Back to tournament

  21. an eternal pin, see how alphazero's logic does with infinity

  22. Did I just watch a game where Jerry was actually ahead on time? This can't be real.

  23. What about King f1 to get out of the pin?

  24. That's why I play 3. Nf3! against the Scandi. This way, the c pawn will be free to move to c4 (or sometimes c3).

  25. I'll try to play this opening more often. It has some interesring ideas line playing a Caro-Kann structure with slight changes.

  26. Kinda new here (love the content btw), how is it an eternal pin, can't he just move his king back?

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