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kansaspatzer 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Annoying Scandanvian line I've been dabbling in the 2.Nf6 lines of the Scandanavian lately. However, one of my opponents recently played 3.Bb5+ after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6. The thing is, this move makes it difficult to recover the pawn, and White has scored well with it in the GK database. How am I supposed to respond here?
schnarre 18 ( +1 | -1 )
Hmmmnnn... The simpest way would be to trade off the Bishops with 3...Bd7, though a possibility is 3...Nd7, 4...a6 to address the Bishop at b5 (for example: 3. Bb5+ Nd7, 4. Nf3 a6, 5. Ba4/Bc4 b5). I typically play the 2...Qxa5 in the Scandinavian, so this isn't normally a problem I encounter...
spijker 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Just play 2. Nc3 and black is not in the game he wants.....
far1ey 14 ( +1 | -1 )
I believe with my ver very limited knowledge of the Scandi that Bd7 is the main move int the variation given. From there I do not know.
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lynvingen 33 ( +1 | -1 )
B01 Scandinavian defence
After reading an article of Jeremy Silman (->, I have tried to experiment with 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+, but without luck. It is probably not sound.

For inspiration for the 2. Nf6 - line, try to check the "B01 Scandinavian defence" out (mini-tournament) .
bonsai 18 ( +1 | -1 )
After 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 white should not swap bishops, I think. However stuff like 4.Bc4 b5 5.Bb3 Bg4 6.f3 Bc8 (with the idea Bc8-b7) is quite okay for black.

In my opinion white's best is 3.Nf3.
kansaspatzer 26 ( +1 | -1 )
A guy I used to play in blitz all the time would always play the Qe5+ line against me and combine it with Bg4 to win a pawn in some lines, and I found it psychologically annoying. I think that it could be more easily exploited in a slower game, though.