The Scholars Mate, Queen h5 Attack is an unorthodox chess opening characterized by the moves: 1 e4 e5 2 Qh5.
We will see Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura on this DVD. They seem quite happy to play 2 Qh5. Why not join them?
It’s a shock weapon and has the advantage of being better than it looks. There is hardly any theory. The opponent might feel uncomfortable facing such a move. It’s almost as if Black is suddenly expected to win with White playing like a beginner. The pressure is suddenly on. Easy traps that Black can fall into especially in 5-minute games. If Black avoids getting mated in the opening White still has a solid game and Black will be left to his own resources and most likely unfamiliar positions.
Not everyone can cope with this type of unusual pressure. Used at the right time against the right opponent, 2 Qh5 can have a devastating effect. Let FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin show you how.
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