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chris21 ♡ 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Scandanavian defence? Is a game only classed as a Scandanavian defence it white accepts the d pawn?

Any ideas what the following game would be classed as. 1.e4 d5 2.e5?!

Thanks.
cyrano ♡ 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Scandinavian After 1.e4, d5; 2.e5?! black can choose a trasposition in other defences or remain in the Scandinavian with, for example, 2...Bf5.
It looks like an advance variation of the Caro Kann, but black's pawn is on c7 and black can push it on c5 saving a tempo.
1.e4 d5 2.e5 Bf5 is classed as Scandinavian also in ECO (Enciclopedia of Chess Openings)
atrifix ♡ 24 ( +1 | -1 )
2... Bf5 either saves a tempo on the Caro-Kann advance, as cyrano pointed out, or leads to a French with Black developing his bishop outside the pawn chain.
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premium_steve ♡ 3 ( +1 | -1 )
usually i play 2...c5. is this a bad choice?
atrifix ♡ 13 ( +1 | -1 )
2... c5 also leads to a good position. White's 2. e5 is not particularly good. And 1. e4 d5 2. e5, unless it transposes (e.g. 2... e6 is a French) is still a Scandinavian Defense.