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A strong opponent passing suffocation

3 d6 just gives up the pawn for nothing
4 Bb5+ has no point. 3 Bb5+ at least keeps the pawn
5 Bxc6 just abandons the bishop's pair
Black went wrong later.
He made the last blunder, so you merit the win, but it is in no way linked to the opening.

@tpr
Have you heard of the psychological school of emanuel lasker?


Not always the standard of openness leads to the victim, psychological bids are very good.

Before applying psychology to a choice of moves, one must understand their consequences in purely chess-related terms. While 3...d6 takes the game out of standard Scandinavian waters, it also improves Black's position at no cost: Black now doesn't have to waste a tempo recapturing on d5 and gains an extra central pawn.

I am not sure how much that depended on the Scandinavian being played. A bigger deciding factor was probably that they blundered mate in one.

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