5 Ways to Brutally Punish Scholar's Mate
Checkmate Tactics & Calculation

5 Ways to Brutally Punish Scholar’s Mate

5 Ways to Brutally Punish Scholar’s Mate

More than 50 million chess players have tried the dirty Scholar’s Mate trick.

In today’s lesson, I’ll share with you the top 5 most brutal ways to punish the Scholar’s Mate attack. These counters are really aggressive that you’ll get a powerful initiative and winning advantage in just a few moves.

Shockingly, even Magnus Carlsen has once tried the Scholar’s Mate against an opponent who was rated 600 points below him, but the trick didn’t really work for him.

Below, you can find the examples shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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