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Vugar Gashimov vs Sergei Tiviakov
Torneo di Capodanno (2008), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 7, Jan-04
Scandinavian Defense: Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01)  ·  1-0



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Jan-05-08  armtwister: Slaughter!!
Jan-06-08  tal lover: Scandinavian is a weak opening, white always get a gap in development
Jan-10-08  myschkin: Not always, but ... can bring some light to this^^
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  PhilFeeley: I wonder if Tiviakov will abandon this opening after such a thrashing?
Mar-13-09  blacksburg: well, so far Tiviakov has only lost 3 games in the Scandinavian (in the database), all 3 of them against 2700+ opposition.

rather, it seems like Tiviakov is using the Scandy more and more often, and it seems to be working out well for him, as he has just recently broken 2700 himself.

Mar-13-09  computer chess guy: Brutal. 20. .. g6 was unwise (..f6!?) but Black was in trouble before that.
Nov-20-14  tranquilsimplicity: Indeed. The Scandinavian has suffered a ignoble reputation for many years but it is quite playable. It usually transposes to solid Caro kann like positions and that is why I abandoned it in favour of more dynamic positions that suit my 'style'. The Scandinavian 3...Nf6 can afford Black some fluid play; but White is usually the decider of how the game proceeds (initiative) unlike in the Sicilian or 1...e5 where Black can quickly equalise and impose or seize initiative after relinquishing other positional factors.

So, a very playable opening.#

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  morfishine: Gashed
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