CENTER COUNTER / SCANDINAVIAN DEFENSE
[Event "Center Counter / Scandinavian Defense"] [Site "TEST"] [Date "2012.05.2"] [Round "1"] [White "Kasparov President"] [Black "Kasparov President"] [Result ""] [ECO ""] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "Mraovich,Robert"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "1"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [EventCategory "17"] [SourceDate "2012.05.2"] {Kasparov President} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Bc4 Bf5 (6... Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3) 7. Bd2 e6 8. Nd5 Qd8 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Bb3 Nd7 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. Nh4 Bg6 13. O-O-O O-O-O 14. g3 Kb8 15. Kb1 Bd6 16. Rhe1 Rc8 17. Bc3 Rhd8 18. Qf3 f5 19. Bd2 c5 20. c3 cxd4 21. cxd4
Center Counter

The Center Counter is a good way to avoid an adversary's preparation. In the 7. ...Bxf3 line gives white the two bishop advantage but black has a solid position. Grandmasters may play this if they want to avoid studying opening theory.