An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense – IM Bryan Smith

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                    [description] => On this DVD, International Master Bryan Smith explains strategies to beat one of the oldest defenses.

<strong>Content:</strong> 1.5 hours of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 3 lectures.

<strong>Recommended for:</strong> Intermediate to Advanced players.

<strong>Users rated this series:</strong> 4.43 out of 5

<strong>Chess Fans have said:</strong> At last, something with some bite for White against the ...Qxd5 Scandinavian.

<strong>IM Bryan Smith</strong> grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King's Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska.
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Part I: An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense
Run Time: 00:35:20

Part II: An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense
Run Time: 00:37:43

Part III: An Answer to the Scandinavian Defensein Practice Matchup: Bryan Smith vs. Rolf Zimmer
Run Time: 00:21:04

<strong>Originally Produced by ChessLecture.com LLC | © 2014 All Rights Reserved</strong>
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08/06/2019
atul1008

Very nice Video by IM Bryan Sm

Very nice Video by IM Bryan Smith. Detailed explanation of how to meet and beat The Scandinavian. I have trouble playing as White against The Scandinavian with equal rated players and I struggle to play post the opening. However this video shows a great way of meeting, netting and beating The Scandinavian! Great value for money, nice diction and clear explanations. Sufficient pace maintained throughout by IM Bryan Smith. I love his style.

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01/03/2019
hardinaka

EDITED TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL D

EDITED TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL DETAILS: I elected to purchase this DVD after watching a preview video of it on YouTube. Bryan clearly knows his material very well, and I found this DVD to be very thorough and useful in preparing against the sharpest variations of the Scandinavian. I also appreciated the low price of the DVD, which made it an easy decision to purchase. The lines are fairly complex, and I definitely would recommend this DVD only for stronger players who feel ready to delve into significantly precise material. I find a few weeks after purchasing that I am still working on getting the move-orders down perfectly. The video production itself does show its age (2007), and the audio is likewise a bit crackly, but the issues are not significant enough to significantly hurt the experience. All in all, I'm satisfied with the purchase.

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01/03/2019
hardinaka

I elected to purchase this DVD

I elected to purchase this DVD after watching a preview video of it on YouTube. Bryan clearly knows his material very well, and I found this DVD to be very thorough and useful in preparing against the sharpest variations of the Scandinavian. I also appreciated the low price of the DVD, which made it an easy decision to purchase. The video production itself does show its age (2007), and the audio is likewise a bit crackly, but the issues are not significant enough to significantly hurt the experience. All in all, I'm satisfied with the purchase.


Overview

On this DVD, International Master Bryan Smith explains strategies to beat one of the oldest defenses.

Content: 1.5 hours of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 3 lectures.

Recommended for: Intermediate to Advanced players.

Users rated this series: 4.43 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: At last, something with some bite for White against the …Qxd5 Scandinavian.

IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King’s Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska.

OUTLINE

Part I: An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense
Run Time: 00:35:20

Part II: An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense
Run Time: 00:37:43

Part III: An Answer to the Scandinavian Defensein Practice Matchup: Bryan Smith vs. Rolf Zimmer
Run Time: 00:21:04

Originally Produced by ChessLecture.com LLC | © 2014 All Rights Reserved


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