An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense – IM Bryan Smith

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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.


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

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90 minutes


Standard H.264, .mp4, compatible with all Apple and PC devices.



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