A Secret Weapon for Black – IM Bill Paschall



The Center Counter Defense is one of the oldest recorded openings first played in in 1475. Bent Larsen played it from time to time and defeated World Champion Anatoly Karpov with it at Montreal 1979, spurring a rise in popularity. The popular name also began to switch from “Center Counter Defense” to “Scandinavian Defense” around this time. Here Bill shows you how to play this for Black.

Content: 3.45 hours of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 8 lectures.

Users rated this series: 4.28 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: It is so welcome to have a different and effective system that one can deploy against the King’s Indian Defense.

IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Two-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.


Volume 1: Beginner to Intermediate:
A Secret Weapon for Black: Part I Scandinavian Yudasin vs. Kamsky
Run Time: 00:23:18

A Secret Weapon for Black: Part II Scandinavian
Run Time: 00:20:28

A Secret Weapon for Black: Part III Scandinavian
Run Time: 00:21:11

A Secret Weapon for Black: Part IV Scandinavian
Run Time: 00:23:47

Volume 2: Intermediate to Advanced:
A Secret Weapon for Black: Part V Scandinavian
Run Time: 00:40:32

A Secret Weapon for Black: Part VI Scandinavian
Run Time: 00:45:05

A Secret Weapon for Black Continued: Dealing With White’s 3.c4 Scandinavian
Run Time: 00:27:42

A Secret Weapon for Black: Part VIII; Dealing With the 6.c5 Scandinavian
Run Time: 00:34:33

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5 x 5 x 1 in

Running time

205 minutes


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