Foxy 190: Scholar's Mate Queen h5 Attack by IM Andrew Martin (DVD)
1 hour White Repertoire 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5
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 pressue is suddenly on with easy traps that Black can fall into especially in a 5 minute game. 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.
Free Bonus intro to The Colle by Susan Polgar
Running time, 1 hour 30 minutes
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