Your thoughts on the Scandanavian Defense- ?! or !?
As white after the initial e4Xd5 move, I just develop and try to develop in a way where I can gain tempos by playing developing moves that chase the Queen around. I don't put a lot of effort holding onto the d5 pawn.
In a number of Scandinavian games , My opponents seems to do some pawn grubbing or plays for some trappy immediate gain. Often the pawns are not an immediate poison pawn but tends to allow white to build some strong attacks. My question to you is in the Scandinavian are there often positions where black can take free pawns but should refrain ? Also what do you think about the Scandy in general.