Friday, January 29, 2010

Scandinavian Defense

Get ready to play in a chess tournament this weekend.

Here's a little video to help you get your engine started. (-or to just learn a little more about the game.)

I played this as a child. It looks bad; the Black Queen ends up on a5 when her best square may be the one she started on, d8. Still, it opens lines up a bit. I think you need to see the Larsen game at the end of the video and play over other master games in order to get this.

I must admit, that the basic logic of this remains a mystery to me.

Chess events in your area . . . and visit jrobi who created these wonderful videos.